MBA Weekly Lawyer Employment Bulletin

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LAST UPDATED: August 25, 2015

Downtown Portland estate planning firm looking for an attorney with at least 5-10 years of estate planning and administration, preferably with a tax background, who is self-motivated, intellectually curious, able to work with clients and keep their best interests at heart, and needs minimal supervision. Ideally, we want an attorney with some existing client base, that will also help with our existing client base, and the succession planning for our firm, as partners reduce their workload and later retire. We are open to various relationships, including an associate, partner or of counsel relationship, depending on the circumstances. We offer competitive compensation, a growing and challenging practice, a casual atmosphere, and the chance to learn from three experienced estate planning attorneys. Please send a resume and writing sample to

August 21, 2015

The Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey is seeking an associate with two or more years of experience in casualty litigation, including asbestos and products liability. This position involves all phases of litigation and includes drafting pleadings and discovery, managing files and attending hearings, depositions, arbitrations and trials. Qualified candidates will have the following:

- An exceptional academic record, along with excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong legal research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
- A willingness to learn and a desire to engage in business development activities.

Applicants must be admitted to practice in Oregon.

No outside recruiters please.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a 5-7 page writing sample to Jill Valentine, Attorney Services Administrator at

(599 hour annual maximum)
Closes 09/14/15

This position will provide general support to the Legal Department of a public, economic development authority. The PDC Legal Department consists of two lawyers, two full time support staff and one half the time of a staff liaison. The Legal Department supports the 5-member Board of Commissioners and 90 other staff in other divisions including Real Estate, Lending, Neighborhoods, Urban Development, Finance and Public Contracting. How To Apply: Interested parties must complete an online employment application. Applications are available as a paperless, on-line process at

August 19, 2015

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC, a regional law firm, is looking for an associate to join our Portland or Eugene office. Requirements include 1-5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: business transactions, Indian law, intellectual property, and/or civil litigation. Successful candidate must possess excellent communication, writing and research skills, a strong academic record, the ability to exercise sound independent judgment, and good client relations skills. Please send resume and cover letter to: Tina Carey, Human Resources Manager, by email at or by mail at 1001 SW Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor, Portland, OR 97204. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

August 17, 2015

Legal Secretary - August 2015
Jackson Lewis is looking to fill a Legal Secretary position in the Portland, Oregon office. As a Legal Secretary, you will provide general administrative support to attorneys including preparation of client intake information, conflict and engagement forms and engagement letters, prepare and revise correspondence, maintain calendars and assist in client communications. In addition, you will assist the attorneys with time entry and other administrative tasks, and provide general back-up support to the office. Qualified candidates will have a High School diploma (Bachelor's preferred) with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a law firm, litigation background preferred. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, along with opportunity for growth. Qualified candidates should send a resume to for consideration.

August 11, 2015

Legal Publications Attorney Editor
The Oregon State Bar is looking for candidates to provide legal analysis, editing, research, and cite checking services for over 40 legal books & other product.

Please visit for job details. Equal Opportunity Employer.

August 5, 2015

Mid-Level Associate Attorney - Business
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn is seeking a mid-level associate attorney with at least two years of business law experience to join its Portland, Oregon office. Knowledge and experience in commercial lending and working with financial institutions required. Experience in general corporate work desired. Strong academic credentials and analytical ability also required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) by e-mail to, Attn: Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development.

Deadline: September 4, 2015

July 27, 2015

Mid-Level Litigation Associate - Portland, Oregon
The Portland, Oregon office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn is seeking a full-time associate with at least two years of experience in general commercial litigation. The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills, dedicated client-service focus, and a willingness to learn and work in a team environment. Membership with the Oregon State Bar is preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and writing sample by email to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at No outside recruiters, please.

Deadline: August 24, 2015.

July 22, 2015

Mersereau Shannon
Litigation department seeking a two to five year associate. The position involves all phases of litigation including case management, writing opinion letters and briefs, research, motion practice, discovery, depositions and trials. Qualified candidates will have exceptional legal research and writing skills, be ready to assume responsibility, have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently and efficiently. Relevant experience, a strong academic background and Oregon bar required. Please send a cover letter, resume, transcript and references to Laurie Suran at

July 20, 2015

Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP
A 10-attorney firm in downtown Portland is seeking a real estate/business associate with 5+ years of practice in commercial real estate sales and leases, business transactions, and contracts. Solid writing skills are required, along with a cheerful attitude and strong work ethic. Send a short cover letter with resume and writing sample to our office manager, Marisa Martin,

Partner - Employment Litigation (Plaintiff's Side)
HKM Employment Attorneys LLP is a growing plaintiff's side employment litigation law firm with offices in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and Denver ( We have an immediate opening for the Managing Partner in our Portland office.

The Managing Partner represents individuals in employment litigation cases, and will also run and grow the Portland office.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated litigation success, with at least 5+ years of litigation experience. Although employment litigation experience is preferred, it is not required.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, with significant bonus opportunities. For consideration, please submit your resume and anything else you would like us to review at Also, please put your LAST NAME and "Portland Partner" in the subject line of the email.

July 2, 2015

Assistant or Senior Assistant Attorney
Office of Metro Attorney. Metro is recruiting for a business attorney for the agency at either the Assistant or Senior Assistant Attorney level, depending on experience and qualifications. The Assistant or Senior Assistant Attorney provides legal services as directed by the metro Attorney for the Metro Council, the Chief Operating Officer, and staff at Metro. The attorney in this position will primarily work with Metro solid waste operations staff on items including complex contract review and negotiation, regulatory advice, and environmental matters. The attorney will also provide advice and counsel on a variety of legal issues related to public contracting and general government law. Please apply before 8/15 for priority consideration. To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. EEO/AA

June 29, 2015

Disability Rights Oregon seeks entry-level attorney to help promote and defend the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. Responsibilities: represent individuals in the Oregon State Hospital in administrative law hearings that determine their capacity to give informed consent for medication; review guardianship filings and provide legal services and assistance to proposed protected persons. For information:

June 25, 2015

Landerholm, P.S.
A 23-attorney firm located in Vancouver, Washington, is seeking an employment attorney. We are looking for an individual with at least five years of increasing responsibility practicing in the area of employment law.

This attorney will be a member of our ever-expanding business department, in a position which offers significant growth opportunities. Please see the job description for this position at our website,

Resumes may be sent to

June 24, 2015

Williams Kastner
Is seeking an attorney with at least five years' experience in products and tort liability (including asbestos) defense litigation in its Portland, Oregon office. Applicants should be motivated, hard-working individuals with a strong academic background. Applicants should also have excellent communication and organizational skills. Applicants must be very familiar with discovery and other aspects of the litigation process and expect to be given major client and case responsibility as soon as possible. Experience in defense litigation is required. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Oregon. Qualified applicants should send their resume, writing sample and copy of law school transcript to Patti Christiansen, Recruiting Manager, Williams Kastner, 601 Union St #4100, Seattle WA 98101 or

Employment/Labor Law Attorney
Jordan Ramis is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial attorney to join our employment team to help serve our business clients' employment and labor law needs, as well as to actively develop a larger practice in this area of law. For additional job requirements and to find out how to apply, visit:

June 18, 2015

Regulatory Services Coordinator
The Oregon State Bar seeks someone to coordinate Bar services & provide support for regulatory programs.

The Bar invites all interested applicants to review job details & information about how to apply at

Equal Opportunity Employer.

June 11, 2015

Associate Attorney - Corporate - Job #A20150602
The Portland office of Perkins Coie is seeking an associate with a minimum of tow years' legal experience to join its business practice. Required for consideration are at least two years of relevant legal experience, strong academic credentials, excellent references, and superb written and oral communication skills. Interested candidates with three or more years of experience are also highly recommended to apply. Significant writing experience and superior interpersonal and communication skills are preferred. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a potential for developing client and referral relationships. Successful candidates will also need to demonstrate an attention to detail and the ability to work well in a team environment. Our business group focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, emerging companies and venture capital, private equity, financial transactions and restructurings, and general corporate counseling of companies at all stages of development. This is an excellent opportunity to join a very collegial working environment and to work closely with experienced practitioners on a national level.

To apply, please visit our website at and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.

June 10, 2015

Vice President and General Counsel to the University
The University of Oregon (UO) seeks applications for Vice President and General Counsel to the University. The Vice President and General Counsel to the University (VPGC) is the chief legal officer for the University of Oregon, a senior advisor to the President of the University (President), and an officer of the university. The VPGC will be responsible for managing the university's legal affairs, overseeing the office's provision of legal services to the university (including oversight of the Office of the General Counsel and the provision of any outside legal services), overseeing the Office of Public Records, and overseeing records retention and related services. As a member of the president's senior leadership team, the VPGC will work closely with the president and other executive officers on a wide array of matters of legal import to the institution. In addition, the VPGC will work closely with university units, programs (e.g. student government), and employees.

As one of the university's four named officers, the VPGC reports to the president, but also has an obligation to the UO's governing body - the Board of Trustees (Board). This dual reporting relationship, new since an institutional governing board took control in July 2014, requires a keen awareness of institutional obligations and the nuances of independent governance.

As the chief legal advisor to the President and the Board, the VPGC will need to be familiar with aspects of law impacting a comprehensive public research institution and must be able to navigate complex environments with intellect and pragmatism. The VPGC must be able to provide support as the president and senior leaders execute university initiatives.

The VPGC will also serve as a senior advisor to the president on a variety of non-legal matters and will work closely with government and community relations staff with respect to existing and emerging higher education legislation.

This position will be serving an increasingly culturally diverse community. Candidates who share our commitment to diversity, and who have the ability to build understanding and resolve conflict across cultural and other differences are particularly encouraged to apply. The finalist for this position will be required to complete a criminal background check. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by June 26, 2015; this position will remain open until filled. For complete information on the job description, qualifications, and application process, please see posting #15212 on the UO Human Resources webpage: EO/AA/Veteran/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.

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