Practice and Industry Groups

Amanda C. Van Wieren

Associate Portland (OR)

Amanda Van Wieren is an Associate in the Portland office of Ogletree Deakins. Amanda represents employers in all aspects of employment-related litigation in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and analogous state agencies, including the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Washington Human Rights Commission. Her experience includes defending against a complaint of race discrimination and harassment issued by the Oregon Labor Commissioner on behalf of a class of minority employees.

Amanda also brings real world experience to the practice of law. Prior to attending law school, Amanda obtained an undergraduate degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and went on to work in the food and beverage industry, where she participated in employment-related disputes as a member of management, including an I-9 audit, proceedings before the Massachusetts Committee Against Discrimination, and collective bargaining agreement negotiations.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Oregon New Lawyers Division
  • Oregon Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Published Works



Media Quotes

June 19, 2014 - - "Employee Fired for Making Unsolicited Internal Complaint Not Retaliation Victim"
May 15, 2014 - - "Licking Lips and Leering Don't Establish Hostile Work Environment"
2012 - 91 Or. L. Rev. 297 - "The Silent Sovereign: Tipping the Scales in Reverse-Erie Applications of Indian Law"