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Employment Law Associate – Mid to Senior Level


The Portland office of Bullivant Houser is seeking an attorney with four or more years of experience handling employment law matters to join a well-respected firm that offers a collegial, collaborative and stable work environment.  The position involves defense of employment law matters, including but not limited to, advising and representing clients in employment-related commercial litigation and employment law advice and litigation (e.g. drug and alcohol issues in the workplace, EEO compliance, employee disciplinary matters, retaliation claims, sexual and other forms of unlawful harassment, whistleblowing claims, wrongful termination claims).  This position involves all phases of litigation with increasing responsibility for file management, including legal research, drafting pleadings, reviewing and propounding discovery, managing files, and appearing and presenting arguments at hearings, depositions, arbitrations and trials.

Bullivant is dedicated to the long-term professional development of our attorneys. Working with us means that you will enjoy a respectful environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strongly believe our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion strengthens our ability to serve our clients, enhances our culture, and supports the communities in which we live and work.

We offer a hybrid work schedule (with an expectation of three days per week in-person).


We are looking for forward-thinking professionals who are committed to helping us meet our clients’ challenging legal issues. Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A strong academic record, along with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • At least two years of private law firm practice
  • Excellent legal research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop creative legal strategies
  • Demonstrated trial experience and/or trial preparation experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the proven ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Values diversity and teamwork
  • An optimistic outlook that thrives in a dynamic work setting
  • Eager to assume responsibility
  • Must be admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington experience a plus


Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and 5-7 page writing sample to moc.tnavillub@essagal.irehs.

Bullivant Houser Bailey is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Careers Contact
Tammy Armentrout

Attorney Recruiting and
Professional Development Manager

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