Practice and Industry Groups

Jennifer A. Nelson

Shareholder Portland (OR)

Jennifer A. Nelson represents public and private employers in all aspects of employment law, including several class action claims, involving:

  • discrimination;
  • harassment;
  • wrongful termination;
  • retaliation;
  • reasonable accommodation;
  • non-competition/non-solicitation; and
  • wage and hour issues.

She has successfully represented employers in Oregon and Washington in state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, and the Washington Human Rights Commission.

Jennifer also counsels both large and small companies on a variety of employment issues, including:

  • employee discipline and termination;
  • wage and hour compliance;
  • policy drafting;
  • reasonable accommodation; and
  • adherence to federal and state family and medical leave laws.

Additionally, she has spoken at several employment law seminars and provides management, human resources and employee training.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Oregon State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
  • Multnomah County Bar Association (Public Service Committee; CLE Committee)


  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''How In-House Counsel and HR Professionals Can Work Together to Reduce HR Burnout'' - Phoenix - May 10, 2018
  • Oregon Association of Corporate Counsel - ''Arbitration: Is the Dispute Arbitrable, Class Action Waivers, and Drafting Considerations'' - Portland - November 2015

Published Works


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Media Quotes

February 15, 2018 - Portland Business Journal - "Thought Leader Forum: New pay equity rules are near. Is your company ready?"
April 18, 2008 - The Portland Business Journal - "Politics at the Water Cooler: Employers Should Limit Talk"