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Shari Lane has nearly a decade of experience as a labor and employment attorney. Shari’s practice focuses on advising employers in personnel issues and labor negotiations and on representing employers facing administrative agency claims and audits. Shari’s advice and representation of employers is practical and down-to-earth, guided by her experiences as a business owner, employer, and manager.


Prior to becoming Of Counsel at HLGR, Shari was the owner of Northwest Employment Law LLC in Portland and prior to that, an attorney with Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, and Operations Manager for the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries.


When Shari is not helping clients, she can be found caring for her dogs, chickens, and honey bees, or writing children’s stories (she recently published The UnFairy Tale, a middle-school novel – (


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 90%
    12 years
  2. Arbitration: 10%
    5 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.

1001 SW 5th Ave Fl 16
Portland, OR, 97204-1116


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Vice Chair Labor and Employment GroupHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.2013 - Present
Of CounselHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.2013 - Present
OwnerNorthwest Employment Law, LLC2010 - 2013
AssociateCosgrave Vergeer Kester2006 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gus B. Solomon Inn of CourtMember2003 - 2008
Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Society for Human Resource ManagementMemberN/A
Oregon Womens LawyersMemberN/A
Multnomah Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Law Office Administrator and Medical Office ManagerFive People Questions: Job Changes, Sick Leave, Talk, Vacation, and %*#$!2011
ALFA International Business Litigation UpdateConvenants Not to Compete in a Competitive World Market2009
Portland Business JournalHiring Contract Work2009
Legal Management NewsDepression and Other "Invisible" Disabilities2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of WashingtonClassicsMA - Masters1989
University of Oregon School of LawHonors College-Comparative LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries Employment ConferenceLawful Terminations2012
National Association of Legal ProfessionalsAdministrative Agency Complaints2012
Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries SeminarEmployer's Guide to Civil Rights and Workplace Harrassment2011
The Commerce CompanyThe Year's Most Bizarre Employment Laws2010
Professional Liability FundScreening, Hiring, and Interviewing2009