Staffing GC Welcomes Seasoned Staffing Attorney

Staffing GC is pleased to announce it has hired Rhea Baker-Ipek to support rapidly growing legal services firm exclusively serving the staffing industry

Tacoma, WA – December 1, 2022 – Staffing GC, an outsourced general counsel and legal services provider exclusively serving the staffing industry, is pleased to welcome Rhea Baker-Ipek to the firm as Senior Legal Counsel, to support the legal and business needs of its rapidly growing client base.

Rhea is a well-respected and highly reputable attorney and business thought leader. She brings a wealth of staffing industry expertise, having served as Senior Corporate Counsel in a large national staffing firm, where she advised shareholders, senior leaders, and field employees on how best to navigate a complex and dynamic regulations with sensible, staffing-friendly solutions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rhea to Staffing GC and know our clients will immediately benefit from her professional, personable, and business-focused approach,” shared Lia Elliott, Co-Managing Partner.  “Rhea has a demonstrated history of helping leaders balance legal and business risks, skills that Staffing GC clients highly value.

Rhea has extensive experience managing agency claims and advising on matters involving regulatory compliance, employment law, internal policies and handbooks, contract review, accommodation requests, wage and hour matters, and co-employment issues.

Joanna Monroe, Co-Managing Partner, added “Increasingly, staffing firms are looking to partner with law firms that understand their business and offer solutions rather than saying no. Rhea’s industry knowledge and in-house staffing firm experience will strengthen Staffing GC’s ability to relate to and support our client’s growth strategies by providing affordable, practical advice while reducing risk and expense.”

About Staffing GC.

Staffing GC is an outsourced general counsel and legal services provider to the staffing industry. Staffing GC was launched in September of 2021 by veteran industry experts Joanna Monroe and Lia Elliott, both managing partners. Staffing GC provides firms with access to high-value legal services to facilitate risk-intelligent business decisions. Staffing GC specializes in employment law and HR consulting services, compliance, contract review/negotiations, M&A, legal expense reduction, and litigation management. Companies of any size benefit from its team of reliable, expert advisors who deliver as-needed legal services within budget. To learn more about Staffing GC, visit