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About me

I enjoy working with businesses, nonprofits and healthcare organizations to tackle employment-related legal issues.  Often these issues are not clear cut and involve a team approach, quite a bit of give and take with the client, and some good common sense problem-solving.  There is nothing that gives me greater satisfaction than taking a complex and contentious situation and having it work out to the satisfaction of both the employee and the employer, without the need for litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
    25 years, 300 cases
  2. Health Care: 30%
    25 years, 100 cases

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Ater Wynne LLP

1331 NW Lovejoy
Suite 900
Portland, OR, 97209


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Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Multnomah Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon Women LawyersMemberN/A
Society of Human Resource ManagementMemberN/A
Northwest Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action AssociationBoard Member2002 - 2002
Publication nameTitleDate
Ater Wynne Employment Seminar MaterialsWhistleblower Update2011
Washington Healthcare NewsLegal Issues in Employee Fraud2010
Washington Healthcare NewsSocial Media: New Opportunities and Headaches2010
American Electronics Association ProgramPerformance Ranking: Annual Rack & Stack. Is the Force with You?2007
Ater Wynne LLP Employment Roundtable SeminarIntelligent Investigations of Employee Misconduct2007
Oregon Land Title Association ProgramPrivacy and Security of Customer Financial Records2005
Oregon Legal Management AssociationRevised Employee Medical Leave Rules Impose New Requirements on Oregon Employers2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Woodruff Sawyer Client SeminarWorkers' Compensation and Employment Practice Overlap2011
Oregon Association of Defense CounselEmployment Law Issues Relating to Social Media2011
Institute of Internal AuditorsSocial Media Opportunities and Headaches2011
Ater Wynne LLP Employment SeminarWhistleblowing Update2011
Portland Medical Community Managers AssociationHuman Resources Bootcamp for Clinic Managers2010
Oregon Entrepreneurs NetworkEmployment Law Basics for Start-Ups2010
USI Client SeminarRightsiziing Employee Compensation in a Challenging Economy2009
Portland Medical Community Managers AssociationEmployee Discipline for Medical Managers2009
Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal EducationLegal issues in Employee Fraud2009
Oregon Medical Group Management AssociationThe Savvy Medical Group Manager's Guide to Recruitment & Termination2008
Oregon Entrepreneurs NetworkHiring and Managing Employee2007
NW EEO Affirmative Action Association ProgramHow to Build, Implement & Defend an Affirmative Action Plan2005
Multnomah Bar Association CLEAdvising a Start-Up Company — Employment Issues2001