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Stoel Rives LLP

Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for

Substantial, highly esteemed labor and employment group which adeptly handles diverse issues such as labor relations, employee benefits and regulatory compliance both domestically and regionally. Also skilled in litigation matters including noncompetition disputes, wage and hour cases and discrimination claims. Offers recognized experience before state and federal courts and bodies such as the EEOC and NLRB. Client base includes a variety of well-known consumer brands, as well as schools and universities.

Strengths

A market commentator remarks: "Stoel Rives is excellent and they have very fine employment litigators there."

Notable practitioners

Amy Joseph Pedersen is one of the preeminent employment litigators in the state, with an extensive employer-side practice, as well as experience representing individuals. Her broad expertise extends to wage and hour law, discrimination claims and class action lawsuits.
"Amy is great!"

Brenda Baumgart is well versed in handling single-plaintiff and class action suits in the labor and employment space. She is notably active working with clients in the healthcare sector.

Karen O'Connor regularly conducts workplace investigations in relation to harassment and discrimination complaints and is further noted for her expertise on pay equity.
"Karen O'Connor is very good."

Todd Hanchett is a well-regarded litigator in the space. His experience includes representing clients on cases relating to trade secrets, unpaid commission and various other employment disputes.

Victor Kisch has three decades' worth of experience practicing labor and employment law. He acts on a broad range of labor matters for unions, and also represents employers in relation to workplace investigations.
"He's a strong lawyer."

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Overview

Ours is one of the largest labor and employment practice in Oregon, We provide counseling and dispute resolution services across the full spectrum of labor and employment law and work with employers throughout the nation to ensure compliance and avoid disputes by providing practical counseling and training. Should litigation or other employment-related disputes arise, we provide you with a vigorous, thorough and well-reasoned defense with the goal of meeting your business objectives at a reasonable cost. We:

  • Defend and represent employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including class and collective wage and hour actions as well as multi-plaintiff and individual disputes involving discrimination (race, sex, age, religion and disability), non-competition, labor/management disputes, wrongful termination, retaliation, defamation, and breach of contract claims.
  • Litigate cases in state and federal courts as well as various government agencies (EEOC, DOL, NLRB, etc.).
  • Represent management in private labor arbitration matters and before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in all aspects of union-management relations, including union organizing campaigns and representation elections, unfair labor practice charges, and collective bargaining.  
  • Provide in-depth knowledge of deal negotiation and documentation; intellectual property protection, including non-compete enforcement and defense; and workplace investigations.

Members
Clients

Costco Wholesale Corporation

JEA Senior Living

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Marquis Companies

McMenamins, Inc.

New Seasons Market

Nike, Inc.

Oregon Health & Science University

SolarWorld Industries, Inc.

Viewpoint Construction Software

Industries

Agribusiness

Construction

Consumer Products

Education

Energy

Food & Beverage

Healthcare

Life Sciences & Technology

Manufacturing

Natural Resources

Real Estate

Labor & Employment Department

Stoel Rives LLP

firm
Department location

760 SW Ninth Ave.

#3000

Portland

Oregon

USA

OR 97205-2581

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Oregon

Labor & Employment


Amy Joseph Pedersen
Band 1
Brenda K Baumgart
Band 3
Karen L O'Connor
Band 2
Todd Hanchett
Band 4
Victor J Kisch
Band 2