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Miller Nash LLP

111 SW 5th Ave Ste 3400
Portland, OR, 97204-3614


WIGood Standing197203/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Labor LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Litigation- Labor and EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2016
Management Practitioner AwardLabor and Employment Relations Association, Oregon Chapter2015
Labor LawBest Lawyers in America2015
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2015
Litigation- Labor and EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2015
Litigation- Labor and EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2014
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Labor LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Litigation-Labor and EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2013
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Labor LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2013
FellowCollege of Labor and Employment Lawyers2013
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2012
Labor LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Litigation - Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2012
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Leadership in LawDaily Journal of Commerce2012
Litigation - Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2011
Labor LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Labor LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Portland’s Best LawyersPortland Monthly Magazine2010
Litigation - Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2010
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2009
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2008
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2006
Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMiller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP2009 - Present
PartnerNewcomb, Sabin, Schwartz and Landsverk1973 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Portland Festival SymphonyAdvisory Committee2013 - Present
Voices UnlimitedPresident2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Practice and Procedure under the National Labor Relations ActMember2010 - Present
Cue, Inc.Chair, Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee2005 - Present
Special Olympics of OregonVolunteer2004 - Present
Classroom Law ProjectAdvisory Committee2000 - Present
Lawyers Campaign for Equal JusticeAdvisory Committee2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Labor and Employment Research AssociationMember1975 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1973 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1972 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Summary Judgment for Employer in Sex Harassment Case.N/A
Union Decertified.Successful
Summary Judgment for Employer in Race Discrimination Case.Successful
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Publication nameTitleDate
News You Can UseIf Your Company Uses Subcontracted Labor, the NLRB May Find You to be a "Joint Employer"2015
News You Can UseSacked: A Unanimous NLRB Stuffs Northwestern University Football Players' Union Effort2015
News You Can UseNLRB Delivers a One-Two Punch to All employers2014
News You Can UseBuyer Beware: Unwary Purchasers Could Be Unknowingly Buying Into a Union2014
News you Can UseNLRB Ambush Election Rules Are Back on Track: Is Your Company Ready?2014
News You Can UseNLRB Posting Requirement is Dead, but the Noel Canning Case is very Much Alive- So What Can You expect from the NLRB in 2014?2014
News You Can UseEmployers Should Expect Fallout After Senate Agreement to Avoid "Nuclear Option"2013
News You Can UseWho Invited You? OSHA Opens the Door to Union Participation in Safety Inspections at Nonunion Companies2013
News You Can UseCentury-Old Blacklisting Statutes Provide Unsuccessful Applicants With Potential Cause of Action2012
News You Can UseNational Labor Relations Board's Ambush Election Rules Are Shot Down by Federal Court—for Now, the Old Rules Still Apply2012
News You Can UseEEOC Takes Aim at Criminal Background Policies—Check Yours Now Before Your Company Is a Target2012
Portland Business JournalLesser-Known Employee Leave Laws Require Your Attention2011
News You Can UseNew Genetic Information Regulations Take Effect January 10, 2011—Now Is the Time to Make Sure Your Practices Comply2010
American Bar Association publicationTreatise on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Developments2009
NSSL NewsletterExpanded Americans With Disabilities Act Is Coming—What This Means for Your Company2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring ConferenceLabor Law Certification Course2015
Fall ConferenceUS Labor Law and its impact on remaining union free2015
Fall ConferenceLabor and employment Developments in Oregon and Washington2014
Employment Law Half-Day SeminarLost in Space: The NLRB After Noel Canning2014
5th Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceStatus of Unionozation Efforts and the National Labor Relations Board2013
2013 Employment Law Half-Day SeminarFinally, a quintet: But will the new NLRB Play Anything That employers want to hear?2013
Spring ConferenceLabor and Employment Law Developments in the Pacific Northwest2012
Collective Bargaining/Labor RelationsKey Topics in Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Recent Labor Law Developments2012
2012 Employment Law Half-Day SeminarThe Sign of the Four: How the New NLRB is rewritin labor law for all Employersg2012
Third Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceRetaliation and Whistleblowing: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself From Retaliation and Whistleblowers2011
Half Day SeminarRugged Terrain Ahead: Federal Labor Law for Nonunion Employers2010
Breakfast RoundtableKey Employees: Wooing, Rewarding, & Parting. What to Consider in Employment Agreements2010
Annual MeetingAvoiding Common Wage and Hour Mistakes2010