Barran Liebman LLP
601 SW 2nd Avenue, Suite 2300
Portland, Oregon 97204
Sean Ray is an attorney at Barran Liebman LLP, representing management in employment matters. He defends employers against discrimination complaints, sexual harassment lawsuits, and retaliation claims, wage and hour claims, and represents employers in state and district court, as well as before Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries and the Washington State Human Rights Commission. In addition to litigation, Sean also works with employers to ensure compliance with changes in the law, including drafting and revising their employee handbooks and providing customized trainings to address harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Sean regularly writes about employment law cases and decisions, and his columns can be found in such publications as the Portland Business Journal, the Daily Journal of Commerce, and Oregon Business Magazine. He often provides on-site employment law training to help businesses prevent workplace grievances.
Sean is a past Board Member of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section where he voted as the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section Delegate to the American Bar Association. Additionally, he served as the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division’s Bullyproof Program which received praise for its implementation in the Portland Public Schools in 2014. In 2011, while serving on the Membership Committee, Sean was awarded the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section’s Award of Merit for his work with the bar and the community. Sean also serves on the Campaign for Equal Justice Associates Committee, and is a past member of the CourtCare Advisory Committee. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland, and earned his J.D. at the University of Oregon. In addition to being licensed to practice in Oregon, Washington, the U.S. District Court of Oregon, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sean is also a Registered United States Patent Attorney.