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Experienced Employment Attorney

Lane Powell PC
Portland, Oregon 97204
  • Job Type
    Law Firm Associate
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Experienced Employment Attorney

Lane Powell has 140 years of experience serving as a strategic business advisor and legal counsel to premier public and private companies. A preeminent litigation and corporate firm, Lane Powell represents clients in the Northwest and nationally in dispute resolution ranging from arbitration to complex litigation and class actions. Synonymous with excellence and innovation, Lane Powell’s attorneys bring to their work a spirit of entrepreneurialism that is reflected in a client roster that includes some of the most venerable – and dynamic – companies and individuals in business today.

The Portland office seeks an employment attorney with experience in advising employers, drafting employment contracts, and defending clients in litigation. Relying on our broad and diverse experience, our attorneys tailor advice and representation to our clients in multiple industries, including technology, retail, manufacturing, education, financial services, hospitality, environmental, transportation, and professional and engineering services. Our attorneys keep current on developing state and local laws and regulations. We seek candidates who have a willingness to take ownership for projects and cases, who are team oriented, collaborative, and enjoy public speaking.


The position will be responsible for counseling HR professionals and business executives on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and providing strategic thinking in avoiding and resolving employment disputes. Successful candidate will also be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the litigation and administrative charge work, including preparing position statements, evaluating claims, handling mediation, taking depositions, engaging in motion practice, and preparing for and taking cases to arbitration and trial. The position will also be responsible for independently handling transactional matters, including drafting employment agreements and policies.



  • Active Oregon State Bar membership
  • At least four years of experience handling employment advice and litigation, including wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims
  • Management-side labor and employment counseling experience
  • Experience handling charges before the EEOC or state or local agencies
  • Experience drafting employment agreements and policies
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Ability to handle a variety of matters simultaneously to meet client demands
  • Excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills, including public speaking 


  • Active California State Bar membership with experience advising and litigating California wage and hour disputes
  • In-house or general counsel experience advising on multistate labor and employment matters
  • Proven track record as first or second chair in employment trials or arbitrations
  • Active practice with loyal clients


  • Any job offer will be conditioned upon successfully completing a pre-employment background and reference check

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@lanepowell.com. Principals only.

Lane Powell PC is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications for employment from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. If you need reasonable accommodations to apply for any position, please let us know. All employment decisions, practices and procedures are carried out without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, political ideology, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other applicable legally protected status. This policy applies to all personnel activities including employment, promotion, transfer, compensation and termination.


Posted: 2020-01-13 Expires: 2020-02-12

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Experienced Employment Attorney

Lane Powell PC
Portland, Oregon 97204

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