Sarah J. Ryan is a Principal in the Portland, Oregon, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents some of Oregon’s leading employers and provides counsel and litigation services in general employment law, as well as a wide range of employee relations issues. Sarah has extensive experience advising clients and litigating employment claims regarding harassment, discrimination and retaliation, intellectual property protection, breach of contract, wrongful termination, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, employment torts, wage and hour, and state and federal family medical leave laws. She has defended clients in Oregon and Washington state and federal courts and before the EEOC, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and the Washington Human Rights Commission. Sarah has assisted one of her clients in obtaining nine summary judgment dismissals in employment cases in just one forum. She also proactively assists her clients in preventing legal problems by focusing her counsel and advice on creative solutions to personnel issues that eliminate or reduce the risk of litigation.
Sarah is currently chair of Lawyers for Literacy, a campaign to raise contributions and recruit volunteers for SMART (Start Making a Reader Today). She is also co-leader of WIN, the Women’s Interest Network for Jackson Lewis.