Staffing GC Launches to Provide Outsourced General Counsel Exclusively to Staffing Firms

Joanna Monroe and Lia Elliott partner to deliver practical legal and staffing expertise at predictable prices

Tacoma, WA – September 8, 2021 – Staffing GC, an outsourced general counsel and legal services provider exclusively serving the staffing industry, was launched in September by veteran industry experts Joanna Monroe and Lia Elliott, both managing partners. Staffing GC offers a unique, affordable billing model that provides firms with access to high-value legal services without the sticker shock of unexpected fees. Clients benefit from expert legal counsel, which is delivered on-demand and within budget, to facilitate risk-intelligent business decisions. Staffing GC specializes in employment law and HR consulting services, compliance, contract review, legal expense reduction, and litigation management.

“Regardless of size, every staffing company deserves access to a legal partner that provides top-tier advice and understands the unique challenges of our industry,” said Monroe. “Serving as fractional general counsel, we integrate seamlessly into our client’s business and enable leaders to quickly make the most informed decision while reducing risk and expense. We help clients succeed because we know their business, support their growth strategies, and improve the bottom line.”

With over 40 years of combined experience managing legal strategy and budgets for highly successful staffing firms, Monroe and Elliot know that staffing firms need access to predictable, affordable legal services. Unlike other providers, this first-of-its-kind firm delivers on-demand legal support at a flat monthly rate, starting as low as $2,500 per month. Staffing GC also offers discounted hourly rates for one-off legal surprises or emergencies.

“Whether it is general employment and compliance or staffing-specific issues, staffing firms face a constantly evolving legal landscape that is becoming ever-more complicated,” said Elliott. “Keeping up with legislation, regulation, and enforcement is a full-time job that distracts business leadership from their core growth objectives, yet traditional law firms are often cost-prohibitive. At Staffing GC, we help our clients react quickly to legal issues within risk tolerances and budget.”

Monroe is an experienced legal executive and C-Suite advisor. For several years, she has advised staffing firms of all sizes and verticals, and implemented large-scale operational, compliance, and legal initiatives on her client’s behalf. Monroe also served for more than 15 years as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer at TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI). Elliott’s expertise is focused in the staffing industry with a strong emphasis on providing solutions-focused legal guidance and strategic executive leadership in alignment with organizational growth objectives and risk tolerances. She spent the last 15 years as General Counsel for a large national staffing firm developing, building, growing, and scaling the legal function to efficiently serve the company as it grew from $160 million to nearly $1 billion.

About Staffing GC

Staffing GC is an expert outsourced general counsel and legal services provider to the staffing industry nationwide. Its unique subscription pricing model provides firms with access to high-value legal consulting services without incurring unexpected fees.

Staffing GC helps its staffing clients grow their business while reducing risk and legal expense. Companies of any size benefit from its team of reliable, expert advisors who deliver as-needed legal services within budget. To learn more about the company, visit