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  1. Employment: 50%
    29 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 50%
    29 years

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Ater Wynne LLP

1331 NW Lovejoy, Suite 900
Portland, OR, 97209


DCInactive 198907/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2016
Global Award/Labour & EmploymentCorporate LiveWire2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2015
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2014
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2013
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAter Wynne LLP1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMember1987 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon Women LawyersMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Multnomah Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zimmerly v. NetBiz, Inc.Obtained one of first Circuit court opinions defining scope of “aiding and abetting” liability under Oregon law. Case settled pre-trial.
Benz v. West Linn Paper CompanyObtained summary judgment for defendant
Brinkman v. Vanguard EMS, Inc.Obtained dismissal prior to discovery.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Portland Business JournalFed agencies attack employer confidentiality policies2012
NWPPA BulletinWho, me? Employee liability for employment-related claims2011
Sustainable Business OregonGreen works: a new way of thinking about social sustainability2010
Washington Healthcare NewsNeed Help? Legal Issues When Hiring Caregivers2009
Washington Healthcare NewsGive Me a Break!2008
Icfai Journal of Employment LawEmployment Contracts 1012008
Portland Business JournalSustainability in employment: It's about achieving balance2006
Portland Business JournalMisclassifying employees sets stage for worker suits2006
Portland Business JournalLaw Firms Respond to Corporate Move Toward Sustainable Development2005
Oregon Business MagazineSupreme Court and EEOC address reduction of retiree health benefits under ADEA2004
Oregon State Bar CLE, Advising Oregon BusinessesDeveloping and Communicating Company Policies2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Temple UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SWHRMA meetingEmployee Free Choice Act2009
Plublic Defense ManagementEffectively Managing Employees2008
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association ConferenceADA, FMLA & Workers Comp, Harassment, Hiring, NLRA Update2008
Bones ConferenceDocumentation and Recordkeeping: What You Must, Should Have, and Never Want to See In Your Company's Records2006