Victor Kisch is a partner at Stoel Rives who specializes exclusively in labor and employment law on behalf of employers. Victor’s practice includes employment litigation and trial work (wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, trade secrets, retaliation, wage and hour class actions), and labor law or “traditional” labor law (union organizing drives, labor negotiations, NLRB practice, strikes, unfair labor practices). He also provides advice and counsel on a wide range of labor and employment issues, such as discharges, layoffs and the WARN Act.
Victor has gone to trial in over 60 cases, including jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, NLRB cases, and administrative hearings. He has been lead counsel in some of the most well-known labor and employment cases in Oregon history:
- Member of post-trial team that successfully reduced the largest employment law verdict in Oregon history from $19 million to $1.2 million.
- Counsel for employer in the largest union election in Oregon history. Approximately 2,500 voters (employer won).
- Defense verdicts for Costco, PGE and Wells Fargo, in jury trials involving age, race and retaliation.
Victor is a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.