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REBECCA A. BOYETTE is an attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC, where she helps clients in the healthcare, and manufacturing and distribution industries navigate the bumpy road of employment law. She advises on day-to-day issues, such as employee handbooks, leave laws, discipline and terminations. When necessary, Ms. Boyette defends clients in court and before state and federal agencies in claims involving discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, family and medical leave, and disabilities. She works with employers of all sizes, from local businesses with a handful of employees to large national companies with hundreds of employees across multiple states. Ms. Boyette earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Puget Sound and her J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law. She is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar (member, Employment Law Section).
ANNYIKA CORBETT is an attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC's labor and employment group, where her practice includes discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, leave laws, and employment benefits. Ms. Corbett is admitted in Oregon’s state and federal courts. She frequently performs workplace trainings and presents on topics such as Oregon’s Equal Pay Act. Ms. Corbett serves on multiple professional associations, including chairing the Oregon State Bar's New Lawyer’s Division's Member Services Committee, and the Multnomah Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Continuing Legal Education Committee. She earned her B.A. degree from Swarthmore College and her J.D. degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.
ANGELA FERRER is an associate with Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP, where she has been representing employees and employers in litigation matters. Ms. Ferrer received her B.A. degree from Willamette University and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School. She is a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers; the Multnomah Bar Association; the Oregon New Lawyers Division; and the Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Solo and Small Firm sections of the Oregon State Bar. Ms. Ferrer is admitted to practice in Oregon.
HEATHER FOSSITY is an attorney at Barran Liebman LLP, where she defends employers and management in a variety of employment matters, while serving as proactive counsel to guide her clients through important management decisions aimed to address legal concerns before they arise. With experience from government and in-house perspectives, Ms. Fossity has a comprehensive understanding of the unique processes involved in employment law from both a federal and local standpoint. She graduated with her B.A. degree in social and cultural analysis from New York University and received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School.
JACOB C. GOLDBERG is an associate attorney in Stoel Rives LLP's litigation group in Portland, Oregon. His practice focuses on general civil litigation and appeals, including employment litigation. Before joining Stoel Rives LLP, Mr. Goldberg practiced at boutique litigation firms in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California, where he worked on employment litigation and counseling, traditional labor law, and ERISA. He has also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan P. Graber of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2015-2016). Mr. Goldberg earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Amherst College and his J.D. degree from Yale Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Oregon and the State Bar of California.
JOSH M. GOLDBERG is an attorney at Barran Liebman, LLP, where he represents management in a variety of employment and labor relations matters. He takes a collaborative, hands-on approach to counseling employers and tailors his advice to clients’ specific goals and needs. Before joining Barran Liebman, LLP, Mr. Goldberg developed an extensive background in resolving employment and business disputes in state and federal court. As a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jerome LaBarre and Andrew Lavin at the Multnomah County Circuit Court, he managed 20 trials. He also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Ann Aiken and Mark Clarke of the U.S. District Court of Oregon. Prior to law school, Mr. Goldberg developed a knack for anticipating risk and crafting creative solutions advancing the policy initiatives of Secretary of State Kate Brown, now Oregon’s governor. He graduated with his B.A. degree in political science from Williams College and his J.D. degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. Throughout his legal education, Mr. Goldberg remained steadfastly committed to community service. He received community service awards, co-founded the Lewis & Clark Law School’s Law Student Diversity Action Committee, helped businesses navigate complex civil litigation at the Western Resources Legal Clinic, and was an associate editor for the Environmental Law Review. Mr. Goldberg was also inducted into the Cornelius Honor Society in recognition of his distinguished scholarship, leadership, and contribution to Lewis & Clark Law School.
PAUL M. OSTROFF is a shareholder at the Portland office of Lane Powell PC. He provides advice and counsel to employers in all phases of labor and employment law, including collective bargaining, labor arbitration, union organizing campaigns, employment discrimination, discipline and discharge, wage and hour, employee benefits, drafting of policies and handbooks, ADA, FMLA, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, and occupational safety. He represents and advises clients in a variety of industries, such as retail, manufacturing, software, computer technology, transportation, health care, public utilities, hospitality, financial services, apparel, and the public sector. Mr. Ostroff regularly represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law; his B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley; and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago. Mr. Ostroff is admitted to practice by the Oregon State Bar, the State Bar of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
KELLY S. RIGGS is of counsel with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., where she practices in the areas of healthcare, employment litigation and employment advice/counseling. Ms. Riggs received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from California State University, Chico: and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Lewis and Clark Law School. She is a member of the American Healthcare Lawyers Association, Oregon State Bar's Health Law Section, Multnomah Bar Association, and the Washington County Bar Association. Ms. Riggs is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington; and before the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon; and the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western districts of Washington.