Jacqueline M. Damm

Office Managing Shareholder || Portland (OR)

Jackie Damm is the Office Managing Shareholder in the Portland, Oregon office of Ogletree Deakins, and is also a member of the firm’s Traditional Labor Steering Committee. Jackie focuses her practice on all aspects of traditional labor law, including representing both public and private sector employers in collective bargaining negotiations, National Labor Relations Board proceedings, Employment Relations Board proceedings, union organizing campaigns and labor arbitrations. Jackie also has developed a significant practice in preventive labor and employment law, which includes advising clients on labor contract administration, grievances, union avoidance, leave law issues, employment discrimination, and personnel policies and procedures.

Jackie has experience handling traditional labor matters across many different industries including healthcare, utilities, manufacturing, retail, construction, warehousing, public safety, food processing, trucking and maritime.

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Jackie has represented employers in negotiating well over 100 collective bargaining agreements in many different industries, and has handled as many labor arbitrations over the course of her career involving significant contract interpretation and discipline issues. She has represented employers in myriad investigations and hearings before the National Labor Relations Board. She has experience advising employers dealing with picketing, strikes, and lockouts, and regularly advises employers on the labor relations aspects of strategic business planning and business strategies. Jackie’s focus is on helping employers meet their business objectives while complying with increasingly complex labor laws.


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1992
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987

Admittance to Practice

  • Oregon
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and District of Columbia Circuits
  • Oregon Supreme Court


  • Ogletree Deakins Labor Law Solutions - "Interactive Campaign Workshop, Round 4: After a Campaign Loss" - Las Vegas - December 6, 2018
  • Oregon Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) - "Reflections on Women in Labor Relations: Past, Present and Future" - Portland - November 15, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "The Latest Collective Bargaining Techniques—Has Your Duty to Bargain Changed?" - Phoenix - May 10, 2018
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "The New NLRB: Is Change Here . . . or on the Way?" - Boca Raton - November 10, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Labor Strategy From Scratch: Soup to Nuts Preparation" - San Diego - May 3, 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year Employment Law – Management Side Practice, The Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers and Partners USA ( 2004 – present)
  • Super Lawyers (2009 – present)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2010 – present)

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