Paul E. Cirner

Associate || Portland (OR)

Paul is an associate in our Portland, Oregon office focusing on employment litigation and counseling.

Paul advises employers to ensure compliance with the ever-changing framework of labor and employment laws. Paul routinely helps businesses navigate Oregon’s complex independent contractor laws and prepare independent contractor agreements.

As a litigator, Paul is skilled at vigorously defending his clients and working with opposing counsel to reach favorable resolutions when warranted. He represents employers before federal and state courts, arbitration, and administrative agencies on a wide range of employment matters, including claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, leave law violations, wage and hour disputes, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Paul is also familiar with the intricacies of New York state labor law and is adept at defending owners and contractors in construction accident litigation involving personal injury.

Prior to joining Ogletree, Paul gained extensive experience as an associate with an international law firm defending clients throughout the New York metropolitan area in litigation relating to construction accidents, premises liability and food-borne illnesses. Paul has conducted and defended countless depositions, drafted and argued motions, provided trial support and mediated actions to resolution.

During law school, Paul provided labor and employment counseling in the wine and spirits industry as an intern with the world’s second largest wine and spirits producer, Pernod Ricard USA. He also performed public-interest work as a law student, interning with the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office where he conducted arraignments for the prosecution of misdemeanor crimes in local courts.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


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