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  1. Employment: 34%
  2. Government Contracts: 33%
  3. Litigation: 33%

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    Ms. Umscheid is extremely client-oriented with an uncanny ability to understand the client's objectives, then develop, implement, and successfully carry through on an effective action plan. She is an efficient attorney, who looks for cost-effective approaches to realizing the client's objectives. Whether in commercial loan workouts, creditors rights litigation, defending "lender liabilty" claims, or taking a case (and winning!) at the 9th circuit level, Ms. Umscheid is a great attorney.


    Jeffrey Gardner
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Ball Janik LLP

101 SW Main St Ste 1100
Portland, OR, 97204-3219


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Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMember1992 - Present
International Public Management Association/Human Resources (Oregon Chapter)Board MemberN/A
Multnomah Bar AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Oregon State Bar, Government Law Section, Executive CommitteeSecretaryN/A
Oregon State Bar, Affirmative Action CommitteeMemberN/A
Oregon State Bar, Leadership College Advisory BoardMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Recent Developments in Public Sector Employment Law; published by Council on Education in ManagementIt Looks Good on Paper, But Will it Win in the Courtroom? Implementing Documentation Practices to Defend Against Potential Litigation2007
National Newsletter, International Public Management Association-Human ResourcesPlanning for Possible Outsourcing: A Basic Checklist of Common Legal Issues2006
State Newsletter, Oregon Chapter of the International Public Management Association-Human ResourcesU.S. Supreme Court Makes Retaliation Claims Easier for Employees to Prove2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Pomona College (Claremont)EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman seminarEmployment Law From A to Z in Oregon2008
Lorman SeminarOregon Employment Law from A-Z2007
IPMA-HR/Oregon Spring ConferenceEffectively Resolving Employment Disputes Through Mediation2007
Northwest Turnaround Management Association Panel PresentationRecords Retention and Employee Privacy Issues2006
Annual Employment Law Update Conference for EmployersRetaliation Claims: What They Are and How to Avoid Them2006