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Just as the economic downturn caused business to buckle down and focus on the basics, employment lawyers are seeing a return to the most basic workplace cases. The current focus is on making decisions the right way, says Chris Kitchel, a partner at Portland-based Stoel Rives.

“There has been a flurry of cutbacks,” says Kitchel, “and I think that brings a lot of litigation concerns.” Randall Sutton, an attorney for Salem-based Saalfeld Griggs, points to changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act, which broadened the definition of disability. The changes are bringing back familiar concerns.

“It used to be much easier to win those claims without going to trial, Congress changed that,” says Sutton. He added that companies still need to train their supervisors about employment law.

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RANKED BY NUMBER OF PLAN MEMBERS IN OREGON
RANK FIRM / WEBSITE ADDRESS / PHONE SENIOR EXECS LAWYERS OREGON / WORLDWIDE OFFICES OREGON / WORLDWIDE YEAR EST / OREGON EMPLOYEES
1 Stoel Rives LLP
stoel.com
900 S.W. 5th Ave., Ste. 2600
Portland 97204 503.224.3380
Walter Van Valkenburg 152
388
1
11
850
1904
2 Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
schwabe.com
1211 S.W. 5th Ave., Ste. 1900
Portland 97204 503.222.9981
Mark A. Long, David F. Bartz, Jr. 126
168
4
8
302
1892
3 Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
dwt.com
1300 S.W. 5th Ave., Ste. 2300
Portland 97201 503.241.2300
Carol Bernick 87
504
1
9
176
1911
4 Tonkon Torp LLP
tonkon.com
888 S.W. 5th Ave., Ste. 1600
Portland 97204 503.221.1440
Michael M. Morgan 83
83
1
1
169
1974
5 Miller Nash LLP
millernash.com
111 S.W. 5th Ave., Ste. 3400
Portland 97204 503.224.5858
Donald Burns 78
114
3
5
97
1873
6 Perkins Coie LLP
perkinscoie.com
1120 N.W. Couch St., 10th Fl.
Portland 97209 503.727.2000
Rob Aldisert 64
725
1
17
122
1912
7 Bullivant Houser Bailey
bullivant.com
888 S.W. 5th Ave., Ste. 300
Portland 97204 503.228.6351
Jeff Eden, Beth Skillern 62
142
1
6
155
1938
8 Smith Freed & Eberhard
smithfreed.com
111 S.W. 5th Ave., Ste. 4300
Portland 97204 503.227.2424
Jeff Eberhard, Denny Freed 58
58
1
2
120
1987
9 Lane Powell PC
lanepowell.com
601 S.W. Second Ave., Ste. 2100
Portland 97204 503.778.2100
Lewis M. Horowitz 52
177
1
6
110
1875
10 (tie) Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue LLP
dunncarney.com
851 S.W. Sixth Ave., Ste. 1500
Portland 97204 503.224.6440
Bob Allen, Keith Higley 50
50
1
1
116
1930
10 (tie) Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
klarquist.com
121 S.W. Salmon St., Ste. 1600
Portland 97204 503.595.5300
Stacey C. Slater 50
50
1
1
120
1941
12 Ball Janik LLP
balljanik.com
101 S.W. Main St., Ste. 1100
Portland 97204 503.228.2525
Stephen T. Janik 48
61
2
4
109
1982
13 Hoffman Hart & Wagner LLP
hhw.com
1000 S.W. Broadway, Ste. 2000
Portland 97205 503.222.4499
John Hart 43
43
2
2
100
1992
14 Ater Wynne LLP
aterwynne.com
1331 N.W. Lovejoy, St. 900
Portland 7209 503.226.1191
Jonathan Ater, Mike Shackelford 39
49
1
4
50
1930s
15 Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP
cvklaw.com
805 S.W. Broadway, 8th Floor
Portland 97205 503.323.9000
Jill D. Laney, Denise E. Doherty 37
37
2
2
84
1934
16 Sussman Shank LLP
sussmanshank.com
1000 S.W. Broadway, Ste. 1400
Portland 97205 503.227.1111
Robert L. Carlton 32
32
1
1
76
1960
17 Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC
harrang.com
1001 S.W. Fifth Ave., 16th Floor
Portland 97402-1116 503.242.0000
Jens Schmidt, C. Robert Steringer 31
31
3
3
69
1957



 

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