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Oregon Labor & Employment
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5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Barran Liebman LLP

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.

Chambers Review

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Labor & Employment - Oregon
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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

"The team provides very good service when brought into an issue, and good responsiveness on research and tailoring responses."

Notable practitioners

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.
"Paula is very knowledgeable and her clients love her." "Paula Barran is really an outstanding lawyer."

Edwin Harnden is co-managing partner and 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 Harnden is sharp, knowledgeable and a super-competent guy." "Ed Harnden's deep experience and practical perspective provides us with solutions or options that fit."

Amy Angel frequently handles workplace investigations and litigation involving race-based discrimination and harassment.
"Amy is a very good lawyer, very experienced, smart and practical."

Shayda Le is an increasingly recognized employment specialist who handles wrongful termination lawsuits and workplace investigations.
"Shayda is really sharp, really bright and a real up-and-comer."

Andrew Schpak is co-managing partner of the firm with an extensive practice in race and religious discrimination lawsuits. He is also engaged by clients to handle trade secret misappropriation cases.

Ranked Lawyers at
Barran Liebman LLP

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Oregon

Labor & Employment

Edwin Harnden
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Edwin Harnden
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Band 1
Paula Barran
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Paula Barran
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Band 1
Amy Angel
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Amy Angel
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Band 4
Andrew Schpak
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Andrew Schpak
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Up and Coming
Shayda Zaerpoor Le
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Shayda Zaerpoor Le
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Up and Coming

Members

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Andrew Schpak

Iris Tilley

Kyle Abraham

Sean Ray