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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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8:00am [8:00am] NW EEO Employment Law Update

Don't miss NW EEO's annual Employment Law Update with Rick Liebman and Chris Morgan of Barran Liebman LLP. Rick and Chris will cover the latest developments in statutes and regulations, recent case decisions, and other hot topics in labor and employment law. Come learn how the legal developments of the past year affect business as Rick and Chris give an in-depth analysis of emerging issues and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment and labor law compliance. This program is designed for HR professionals at any level, business owners, and in-house counsel.

Employment Law Update8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Rick Liebman: Rick has been representing employers for over 40 years in labor and employment law. Rick received both his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and is admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia. He is former chair of the NW EEO/Affirmative Action Association and the Oregon State Bar's Labor Law Section. He is management editor of the Oregon State Bar's book and supplements of Labor and Employment Law, and has been selected repeatedly by his peers for listing in the Best Lawyers in America (1995-present). Rick was also elected by his national colleagues as a national fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is ranked in the top tier (with partners Paula Barran and Ed Harnden) for Labor and Employment Lawyers in the State of Oregon by Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2003-2017. In 2003, he was named as the recipient of the Oregon State Bar Labor Section's first "Distinguished Service" award. In 2004, Rick was also named as the first recipient of the "Management Practitioner of the Year Award" by the Industrial Relations Research Association). Rick was named 2010, 2012 and 2014 Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year in Portland, Oregon by The Best Lawyers in America.

Chris Morgan works closely with clients to help them navigate the complexities of employment and labor law. With a focus on employment advice and litigation, Chris frequently advises on a wide range of issues related to compliance with federal, state, and local law. Chris graduated with honors from the Gonzaga University School of Law, where he received the Dean's Distinguished Achievement Scholarship and the Meritorious Distinction Scholarship. Before joining Barran Liebman, Chris served as Governor of the ABA Law Student Division's 12th Circuit—where he drafted education and regulatory policy on behalf of 40,000+ law students nationwide.