PORTLAND – September 12, 2022 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Kjersten Turpen as a shareholder in the firm’s Portland, Oregon office. Turpen’s arrival signals continued growth across the firm, with an additional five shareholders recently arriving in Denver, Houston, Birmingham, and Cleveland.
Turpen is a seasoned employment attorney, who has practiced law for more than two decades. She represents domestic and international employers in all areas of employment law, including litigating claims of trade secret misappropriation, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. Turpen also provides comprehensive employment law counseling on managing day-to-day risk in the workplace, such as best practices for employee hiring and separation, in particular with regard to drafting and enforcing non-competition agreements and other measures employers can take to protect their confidential and proprietary information.
“Kjersten’s breadth of experience, client-centric approach to her practice, and deep litigation experience make her a natural fit for Ogletree Deakins’ Portland office,” said Elizabeth Falcone, Office Managing Shareholder in Portland. “We look forward to welcoming her to our team and continuing to expand our presence throughout the Pacific Northwest.”
Turpen is a dedicated member of numerous bar and employer associations, including the Society for Human Resource Management, Association for Corporate Growth, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Multnomah Bar Association, and the Labor and Employment sections of the Oregon and California State Bar associations. Turpen is a frequent speaker and author on key employment law issues, ranging from COVID-19 implications for the workplace to new legislation and case law impacting employers.
Turpen earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, a certificate in Public International Law from Oxford University, and her B.A., with honors, from the University of Oregon.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for 11 consecutive years. In 2022, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, including many of the Fortune 50 companies in the U.S. www.ogletree.com