Barran Liebman

Amy Angel

Amy L. Angel
Partner

Barran Liebman LLP
601 SW 2nd Avenue, Suite 2300
Portland, Oregon 97204

Direct Dial: 503-276-2195
Fax: 503-274-1212

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Amy Angel is a partner at Barran Liebman LLP, representing public and private employers in all stages of employment litigation, including advice and compliance, administrative complaints, and trial as well as appeal. She has substantial experience in defending employers before BOLI, the EEOC, and the NLRB, and in Oregon and federal courts, and under a broad range of local, Oregon and federal employment laws, including:

  • Title VII (including sex and race harassment, discrimination, and retaliation)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Civil Rights Acts, including § 1981 and § 1983 claims
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • First Amendment
  • Whistleblowing
  • Workers' Compensation discrimination and retaliation
  • Oregon wage and hour law
  • Oregon employment discrimination under Chapter 659A
  • Oregon breach of contract
  • Oregon torts, including wrongful discharge, assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and intentional interference with business relations.
  • Portland Sick Time Ordinance

In addition, Amy frequently advises employers in a full range of employment issues, including:

  • Investigating complaints of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Handling challenging family, medical, and military leave situations
  • Engaging in the interactive process and providing reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities
  • Managing employee performance, discipline, and terminations
  • Developing policies, procedures, and handbooks

Amy works with employers of all sizes, from small local companies to national companies with operations in Oregon and in a wide-variety of industries, including construction, retail, manufacturing, agriculture, law, health care, etc.

A frequent speaker, Amy addresses businesses and trade organizations on cutting-edge issues for employers. She also provides on-site trainings for human resource professionals, supervisors, and employees on a variety of employment law topics.

Amy earned her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D., cum laude, from Duke University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and before the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Amy is married to Portland attorney Patrick Angel and they have a 7-year old daughter.

Professional Experience and Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Executive Committee, Member 2014 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section Executive Committee, Member 2007 - 2011, Chair, 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section Newsletter, Editorial Board, 2008 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Diversity Planning Task Force, Civil Rights Committee Representative, 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Oregon State Bar New Lawyer Mentoring Committee, Mentor, 2012-Present
  • Multnomah Bar Foundation Board Member, 2014 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association, CourtCare Campaign Committee, Member 2010 - Present, Chair 2012-Present
  • Association of Oregon Industries, Employment Practices Steering Committee - Member (2013-Present)
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society, Member
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Member 2004 - Present
  • BOLI Administrative Rules Advisory Group
  • Associate, Hoffman Hart & Wagner LLP, 2004 - 2005
  • Judicial Clerk, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Honorable Ellen F. Rosenblum, Portland, OR, 2002 - 2004
  • Judicial Clerk, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons, Memphis, TN, 2001 - 2002

Featured Presentations

  • "PDRx: Portland Sick Leave Dosage & Use," OLI Annual Employment Law Update, May 30, 2014
  • Northwest Human Resource Management Association's 2014 Oregon HR Academy. HR and Legal Update, April 29, 2014
  • National Electrical Contractors Association Oregon-Columbia Chapter Lunch & Learn - Portland Sick Leave - January 7, 2014
  • BOLI's 29th Annual Employment Law Conference - Portland Sick Leave - December 5, 2013
  • Oregon Workers Compensation Division Educational Conference - Untangling the Legal Web of Workers Compensation Leave, OFLA, FMLA and the ADA - November 13, 2013
  • Barran Liebman Seminar - Portland Sick Leave Q&A Workshop - November 14, 2013 and November 21, 2013
  • Barran Liebman's 1st Annual Latino Employment Law Seminar - Hiring & Firing: Essentials and Pitfalls - October 24, 2013
  • The Seminar Group's 5th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference - Small Business and Start-Up Labor & Employment Issues - October 24, 2013
  • Barran Liebman LLP Annual Seminar - Are You Ready for Portland's Mandatory Sick Leave? - September 26, 2013
  • Barran Liebman & Trupp HR Breakfast Seminar - Recruiting & On-Boarding Top Talent - August 20, 2013
  • AGC Columbia-Willamette Chapter Summer Convention - Top Ten Reasons Employers Get Swept Under the Current - August 9, 2013
  • NHRMA Oregon Human Resources Academy - HR and Employment Law, May 1, 2013
  • Governor's Occupational Health and Safety Conference - Drug Testing in the Workplace, March 6, 2013
  • Barran Liebman Breakfast Seminar - Conducting Your Own HR Audit: Compliance, Checklists, Best Practices & More, March 5, 2013
  • The Seminar Group's Small Business Employment Law Issues Seminar - Hiring: The Basics, The Necessary, and The Crucial, February 13, 2013
  • The Seminar Group's, Fourth Annual Labor and Employment Seminar - Small Business & Start-Up Labor & Employment Issues, November 1, 2012
  • Barran Liebman LLP Annual Seminar - Top 10 FMLA Mistakes Employers Still Make (& How to Stop Making Them), September 27, 2012
  • HR.com Webinar - Bullying in the Workplace, July 2012
  • Northwest Human Resource Management Association HR Foundations Conference - HR & Employment Law, April 2012
  • Barran Liebman Breakfast Seminar - Navigating Employment Laws for Veterans & Service Members, January 17, 2012
  • Domestic Violence and the Law - Sponsored by Portland State University and Barran Liebman LLP, October 2011
  • Barran Liebman LLP Annual Seminar - Domestic Violence and the Workplace, September 22, 2011
  • Portland State University Professional Development Center - Employee & Labor Relations Course, May 2, 2011
  • Social Media in the Workplace - LERA / PERC Conference, March 15, 2011
  • Barran Liebman Breakfast Seminar - Regulating Employee's Off-Duty Conduct: Where to Draw the Line?, March 1, 2011
  • Special Districts Association's 2010 Conference - Drug Use in the Workplace
  • International SOS: Pandemic Flu Information Webinar, December 2009
  • NHRMA 71st Annual Conference & Tradeshow - Planning for Flu Season
  • Drugs in the Workplace, September 2009
  • Employment Law Update, April 2009
  • Privacy in the Workplace, April 2009
  • Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: A Legal Perspective, February 2009
  • Chasing Away the Joint Employer Blues, October 2008
  • How Proposed Administrative and Legislative FMLA Changes Will Affect Your Organization, May 2006

Featured Publications

Honors

  • Listed in Oregon Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2010-2011; ; Super Lawyer, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Assistant

Academics

  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2001), Law and Contemporary Problems, Staff Editor
  • Cornell University (B.A., 1996)
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