Florence Z. Mao

Associate || Portland (OR)

Flo is an associate in our Portland, Oregon office defending public and private employers of all sizes against claims of wrongful termination and employment discrimination.

Flo works closely with her clients to understand their business goals and works diligently to achieve the best possible outcome.  She vigorously defends her clients in Oregon and Washington state and federal courts through all phases of litigation, from discovery to motions practice.  Flo has also successfully represented her clients before the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), securing numerous dismissals of agency charges.  Flo also advises employers on best workplace practices and procedures, including employee handbooks, severance agreements, and arbitration agreements.

Before joining Ogletree, Flo practiced employment law at two large national law firms defending local, regional, and national clients in Oregon and Washington.  In her spare time, Flo enjoys hiking with her two rescue dogs, exploring the Portland food scene, and volunteering with a local nonprofit organization, First Book Portland, to buy new books for underprivileged children.

Learn more about Florence Z. Mao

Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Portland HR Management Association (PHRMA)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Board Member, First Book Portland, 2017 – present

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