Erica Shafer is a counsel attorney in the Portland office of Ogletree Deakins. Erica represents employers on employment litigation and advice matters as well as labor matters. Erica has experience representing employers on a variety of issues, including responding to administrative charges from agencies such as the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Erica also has experience conducting employee investigations, drafting disciplinary documents, responding to grievances, participating on bargaining teams and negotiating benefits packages.
Erica began her career working in the field of human resources for employers in retail and healthcare. She assisted leadership in all aspects of human resources, including staff and leader training, performance management, labor relations and benefits administration. Erica brings a real world perspective to her practice at Ogletree Deakins.