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Band 2 Chambers, USA



  • Draft ERISA-compliant Summary Plan Descriptions, retirement and health & welfare Plan Documents, and other mandatory benefit communication materials.
  • Served as lead legal team for ICTSI Oregon, Inc., in a contentious and highly publicized labor dispute at the Port of Portland with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
  • Won a defense verdict on behalf of a national assisted-living facility on a novel pregnancy and gender discrimination theory.
  • Obtained preliminary injunctive relief for broker-dealer in a breach of non-solicitation matter.
  • Represented one of the largest Pacific Northwest lumber and building materials supplier in a complex multi-employee trade secret dispute.
  • Won an arbitration award on behalf of a financial institution on a breach of non-solicitation agreement claim.
  • Won a defense verdict on behalf of a national play structure manufacturer involving gender-discrimination and retaliation claims.
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order against former employees of a financial services firm who opened a branch of a competing firm in the same city on the day of their departure.

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