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Kyle T. Abraham

Shareholder   |   Portland (OR), Seattle

Kyle Abraham represents employers in traditional labor and employment law matters. Kyle’s labor practice includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements, advising on contract administration issues, and representing employers before labor arbitrators, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Oregon Employment Relations Board. In his employment law practice, Kyle is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented clients before U.S. circuit and district courts, Oregon and Washington state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, and other state and federal agencies. Kyle leverages his experience to help employers anticipate and resolve problems at the earliest possible state and in a cost-effective manner, with the confidence and capability to defend employers if the matter escalates to litigation. Additionally, Kyle is a trained and experienced workplace investigator, and he regularly conducts investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other sensitive issues. Kyle has been recognized as an expert witness in the field of workplace investigations.

Kyle enjoys being actively involved in the human resource and labor and employment law communities. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and continuing legal education programs on a variety of employment and labor issues. Kyle currently serves as the President of the Portland Human Resource Management Association, and a Primary Chapter Editor for the book, The Developing Labor Law. Additionally, he is the former Chair of the Oregon State Bar’s Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee.

Prior to private practice, Kyle served on active duty in the Department of the Air Force as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) and he represented the Air Force in labor and employment matters around the world. Kyle continues his military service as Lieutenant Colonel in the Oregon Air National Guard.

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