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Barran Liebman LLP

Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for

Standout boutique undertaking a broad range of labor and employment issues, including deep expertise in sophisticated litigation, labor relations, collective bargaining and unfair labor practices. Additionally accomplished handling issues relating to workplace harassment, pay equity, Title IX compliance and employee benefits. Acts for a broad range of clients, including private sector employers, public sector bodies and higher education organizations. Team features a number of the state's best-known labor and employment attorneys.

Strengths

A client says: "They do an amazing job - they do what they do super well."

Interviewees add: "They always give us the information our business needs to successfully navigate through many difficult labor and employment issues."

Notable practitioners

Co-managing partner Edwin Harnden garners respect for his longstanding experience in employment litigation and dispute resolution. He is adept at acting on discrimination and sexual harassment matters, among others.
"Ed is the consummate professional and you always feel in good hands with his knowledge and confidence." "Ed provides excellent legal guidance."

Kyle Abraham assists employers with both labor and employment issues, advising on matters such as workplace investigations and labor relations.
"Kyle is outstanding. He has an in-depth knowledge of the field of public and private labor law. He is also easy to work with and his approach and attitude make it easy for people to take his advice."

Paula Barran is a market-leading authority in Oregon's labor and employment space. Her practice is focused on compliance issues as well as employment litigation. She is especially well versed in representing clients from the education sector.
"She has an amazing command of the law." "She's a top lawyer."

Richard Liebman has gained a wealth of experience in the field of labor over his four decade long career. He continues to utilize this to the advantage of the firm's clients.

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Overview

For more than 20 years, Barran Liebman has concentrated its work in five practice areas including employment advice, employment litigation, higher education compliance and litigation, labor relations, and employee benefits.  They are proficient in the legal complexities of their practice, and clients benefit from the firm’s efficiency and effectiveness both in the advice they give, and in the litigation, negotiation, and mediation arenas. 

Barran Liebman's attorneys are licensed in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia, including State and Federal District Courts, Courts of Appeal, and Supreme Courts. 

The firm provides practical and effective workplace solutions by supporting employers in the following capacities:

  • Advising employers and their human resource professionals on employment law matters such as legal compliance, “best practices” for handling discipline and compensation matters, and avoiding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims;
  • Counseling management in labor relations;
  • Providing legal advice, representation, and compliance resources to colleges and universities for their specialized higher education needs, including employment, Title VI and IX;
  • Guiding employee benefits specialists through retirement, health and welfare, and executive compensation regulation changes; and
  • Representing business interests in employment-related litigation.

Members

Abraham, Kyle

Abraham, Kyle

Schpak, Andrew

Tilley, Iris

Labor & Employment Department

Barran Liebman LLP

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Department location

601 SW Second Avenue

Suite 2300

Portland

Oregon

USA

OR 97204-3159

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Oregon

Labor & Employment


Edwin Harnden
Band 1
Kyle Abraham
Band 4
Paula Barran
Band 1
Richard Liebman
Senior Statespeople