Employment Associate at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Portland, OR)

Summary of Position:

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 750 lawyers located in 48 offices across the United States, in Europe, and in Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year four consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2015, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law - Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

Our Portland, OR office has an opportunity for a three to five year associate to join the firm’s expanding practice. This attorney will actively assist shareholders in all aspects of labor and employment law for a wide variety of interesting and challenging matters. The right candidate will have a passion for employment and labor law, strong analytical and writing skills, and will add their enthusiasm to our affable, team-oriented environment.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.


  • Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Oregon. Washington license is a plus.
  • Candidates should possess 3-5 years of litigation experience, employment preferred, labor interest and/or experience a plus.
  • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills are required.
  • Top 25% of law school.