Ms. Shari L. Lane

Ms. Shari L. Lane

  • Employment Law
  • Oregon, Washington
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Summary

I enjoy getting to know clients and their business goals. We work together to balance legal obligations and restrictions, operational needs, and employee relations. This area of law is messy and unpredictable (it involves human beings, after all), but with patience and perseverence it is often possible to harmonize these three elements.

Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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Washington
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, LLP
Advice and counsel to employers, including recruiting, hiring, promotions, discipline, policies, employee relations, internal investigations, and executive contracts, defended against wage claims, administrative agency complaints, and litigation.
Operations Manager
Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries
Supervised investigative staff in the Civil Rights Division, worked with legislative liaison on proposed regulations, mediated settlements in substantial evidence cases.
Education
University of Oregon
B.A. | Comparative Literature
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Oregon Six, Phi Beta Kappa
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University of Washington - Bothell campus
M.A. | Classics
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Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. | Law
Honors: Dean's List, Environmental Law Review
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Professional Associations
Society for Human Resources Management
Member
Current
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Portland Human Resources Management Association
Member
Current
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Oregon State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
Member
Current
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Oregon Women Lawyers
Member
Current
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Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries
Presenter
Current
Activities: "An Employer's Guide to Civil Rights Law and Workplace Harassment," all-day workshop presented in 2010 and 2011.
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Oregon and Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group
Member
- Current
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Oregon Child Development Coalition
Board Member
- Current
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The Commerce Company
Presenter
Activities: "The Year's Most Bizarre Employment Law Cases"
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National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Presenter
Activities: Presented Retaliation Ligitation at San Francisco conference
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Oregon Nurses Association
Presenter
Activities: "Medical Leave, Disability Laws, and Workers Compensation: Navigating the Maze"
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ALFA International
Member
Activities: Employment Law Compendium - Ninth Circuit Editor
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Covenants Not to Compete in a Competitive World
American Law Firm Association Business Litigation Update
Hiring Contract Work
Portland Business Journal - Ask the Expert
Depression and Other "Invisible" Disabilities
Legal Management News
Certifications
Certified to practice in federal district court
District of Oregon
Websites & Blogs
Blog
Northwest Employment Law, LLC
Contact & Map
205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 305
Portland, OR 97202
USA
Telephone: (503) 688-5162
Fax: (503) 688-5163