Barran Liebman

Traci Ray

Traci Ray
Executive Director

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

Direct Dial: 503-276-2115
Fax: 503-274-1212

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Traci Ray is the Executive Director at Barran Liebman LLP, where she blends her enthusiasm, leadership and solution-oriented mentality to guide the firm’s management, marketing, attorney development, recruitment and operations. She oversees the firm’s speaking engagements and coordinates all the firm events and seminars, including Portland's largest Award-Winning Annual Employment, Labor & Benefits Law Seminar. Additionally, Traci manages the firm's community involvement, public relations, charitable giving, brand awareness, and advertising. She also supports the business goals of Barran Liebman's three highly-regarded practices areas with strategic planning and effective communication. During Traci's tenure with Barran Liebman, the firm has been continuously ranked #1 in Labor and Employment Law Firms in Oregon by Chambers & Partners USA, recognized by the Portland Business Journal as a Top Ten Philanthropic Company in Oregon, named a Top 100 Green Company in Oregon since 2013 and honored by Oregon Business Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon since 2010, with the #1 Ranking in 2013 & 2015 and the #2 Ranking in 2014.

Admitted to practice in Oregon, Traci has served as the Past-President of the Multnomah Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, is a Board Member with ROI Portland and the Oregon Law Foundation, is the Special Appeal Co-Chair for the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation Board, instructs at Portland Community College, and is a member of the Legal Marketing Association and the Association of Legal Administrators. She also writes and speaks about legal marketing and career development, and has been published in Law Practice TODAY and Strategies, The Journal for Legal Marketing. Additionally, Traci is a member of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division, where she dedicates time to the Webzine Board as the Vice Chair, and also acts as the Vice Chair to the Women Rainmakers Committee. Traci was also honored to be one of the four national ABA LP Division Fellows for 2014-2015. Traci is a proud member of Barran Liebman’s Hood to Coast team, and also enjoys volunteering her time with Albertina Kerr and Dove Lewis. Traci earned her B.S. from Arizona State University, where she was named the “Greek Senior of the Year” for her philanthropy and leadership with Pi Beta Phi, and she received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. In 2015, Traci was honored with the University of Oregon School of Law’s Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Professional Experience and Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar Association: Oregon New Lawyer Mentoring Program, Mentor (2013-present); Pro Bono Committee – Events Subcommittee Chair (2013-2014), Chair (2012), Secretary (2011); Pro Bono Week Co-Chair (2010-2012); Lawyers for Veterans Steering Committee, Member (2012-2013); Member (2007-present)
  • Multnomah Bar Association: Membership Committee (2015-present); MBA Mentor (2013-present)
  • Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section: Board Member (2011-2015), President (2013-14), Past-President (2014-2015); Young Lawyers’ Section Professional Development & Education Committee, Co-Chair (2010-2011), Publicity Czar (2009-2010); MBA Battle of the Lawyer Bands, Judge (2013); Pro Bono Committee (2008-2009), OSB Pro Bono Fair Delegate (2009)
  • American Bar Association: Law Practice Today Webzine Board Member (2014-present), Vice Chair (2015-present); Women Rainmakers Committee Member (2014-present), Vice Chair (2015-present); Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division Delegate (2011-2013, 2014-2015); Law Practice Division Member (2013-present); ABA YLD Portland Conference Host Committee Chair (2013-2014)
  • Oregon Law Foundation: President-Elect (2016); Board Member (2014-present); Revenue Enhancement & Nominating Committee (2015-present)
  • Campaign for Equal Justice: Advisory Board Committee (2013-present); MBA YLS Liaison to the Board (2011-2013)
  • Portland Community College: Instructor for ABA Accredited Paralegal Program in Contract & Consumer Law (2009-present), Cooperative Education Program (2009-present), and Intro to Law (2010-present)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation: Board Member (2012-present); Communications Co-Chair (2012-2013); Auction Co-Chair (2013-present)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers: Member (2012-present); Fashion Show Committee benefitting Dress for Success Oregon (2014-present); Working Parents Committee, Events Subcommittee (2015-present)
  • Bradley Angle Purple Purse Luncheon Committee (2016-present)
  • ROI Portland Society for Professional Services Marketers: Board Member, Co-Social Chair (2010-present)
  • Legal Marketing Association: Membership Committee & Spotlight Author (2011-present); Member (2008-present)
  • Association of Legal Administrators: Oregon Chapter Member (2013-present); Human Resources Section Co-Chair (2015-present)
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting: Business Partner Steering Committee (2014-present)
  • Albertina Kerr: Events Committee – Christmas Ships Soiree Annual Fundraiser (2014-present)
  • Portland Pi Beta Phi Alumni Club Executive Committee Member: Annual Angel Award Recipient (2011 & 2014); Club Angel Award Recipient (2011); Website Administrator (2011); Golden Arrow Chair (2009-2010); Events Co-Chair (2010-present)
  • Business for Culture & the Arts: Art of Leadership Program, Graduate (2009-2010)
  • • The City Club of Portland: Member (2010-2015)
  • University of Oregon Alumni Association: Member (2012-present)
  • Oregon Law Reunion Class of 2007: Steering Committee Member (2012)
  • National Legal Aid & Defender Association: Portland Host Committee Member (2013-present)
  • Portland State University’s Intercultural Mentors Program (2013-present)
  • NW EEO/Affirmative Action Association: Member (2014-present)
  • Institute for Human Resources Advisory Committee: Board Member (2012-2015)
  • Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter: Board Member (2009-2012); Community Events Committee (2010-2012)
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic: Night Clinic Volunteer (2008-present); Race for Justice Committee Member (2009-2012)
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society: Member (2010-present)
  • Uniting to Understand Racism: Annual Fundraising Dinner Coordinator (2009); Salsa Night Fundraiser Coordinator (2010)
  • Oregon Department of Justice: Family Law Division Law Clerk (2005-2007)


  • University of Oregon School of Law: Outstanding Young Alumnus Award (2015)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division: Star of the Quarter Award (2014)
  • The Oregonian’s Top Workplace: #1 Ranking & Doers Award (2014)
  • American Bar Association: Law Practice Fellow (2014-2015)
  • Campaign for Equal Justice: Staff Award for Exceptional Fundraising Contributions (2014)
  • Oregon New Lawyers Division of the Oregon State Bar: Project of the Year Award (2013)
  • Listed in Oregon Super Lawyer Magazine: Rising Star (2013-present)
  • Oregon Business Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon: Top Ten (2010-present); #1 Ranking (2013 & 2015); #1 Overall Point Getter (2015)
  • Portland Business Journal: Top Ten Philanthropic Company in Oregon (2013-2015)
  • Oregon Business Magazine: Top 100 Green Company in Oregon (2013-present)
  • Daily Journal of Commerce: Unsung Hero Finalist (2012)
  • Legal Marketing Association Northwest Your Honor Awards: Promotional Events Winner for Barran Liebman LLP's Annual Employment, Labor & Benefits Law Seminar (1st Place Four Years Running – 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013)
  • Pacific Printing & Imaging Association: PrintROCKS Competition –1st Place in “Promotional Category” for Firm Holiday Card (2010); 1st Place in “Cards Category” for Firm Holiday Card (2011 & 2014); 3rd Place in “Cards Category” for Firm Holiday Card (2012)

Featured Presentations

  • PCC Career Day: Professional Development, Networking & Internships, Presenter (1/23/16)
  • American Bar Association Law Practice Division Women Rainmakers: "How To Ask For New Business & Seal The Deal" Seminar, Presenter and Facilitator (10/6/15)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers: Pay Up – Negotiating Your Worth at Work, Panelist (9/17/15)
  • American Bar Association Law Practice Division Women Rainmakers: Finding Your True Grit, Presenter and Facilitator (5/12/15)
  • AAfPE 2015 Pacific Regional Conference: Reality Check – What I Want a Paralegal Candidate to Tell Me They Know, Panelist (4/23/15)
  • MBA YLS Entrepreneur Academy: Law Firm Marketing, Panelist (4/22/15)
  • PCC Career Day: Professional Development & Networking, Presenter (1/24/15)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School Employment Law Society: Panel on Networking, Recruitment and the Job Search, Panelist (11/12/14)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall Conference: Tips for Effective Networking and Business Development, Moderator (10/10/14)
  • Willamette Law School: Portland or Bust! How to Make it in the Portland Legal Scene, Presenter (9/30/14)
  • ROI Portland: Developing Rainmakers & Building A Strong Firm Culture, Presenter (9/30/14)
  • American Bar Association Law Practice Division Women Rainmakers: LinkedIn Seminar, Presenter and Facilitator (9/16/14)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Brown Bag Series: Marketing for Contract Lawyers, Featured Presenter (9/2/2014)
  • MBA YLS President’s Year-End Address (5/30/2014)
  • Various Guest Speaking Engagements: Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section (2012-present)
  • PCC Instructor: Contracts/Consumer Law/Intro to Law/Cooperative Education Program (2009-present)
  • Legal Marketing Association Northwest Chapter: Key Conference Takeaways, Panel Member (2014)
  • Tips & Tricks From Solo Marketers: Do It All Successfully, Even If You’re On Your Own, Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference Presenter (2014)
  • Setting Expectations & Managing resources: The LexBlog Network, Live Interview (2014)
  • Legal Entrepreneurs of Oregon, Solo & Small Firms: Guest Speaker (2014)
  • American Bar Association 12th Circuit Meeting Law Student Division: Litigation, Transaction, & Other - What Should I Do With My J.D.?, Attorney Panel Member (2014)
  • REAP Inc.: Challenge Student Leadership Camp - Guest Speaker (2012)
  • University of Oregon School of Law: Phi Alpha Delta’s Annual Networking Event, Panel Member (2012)
  • Multnomah Bar Association: What You Didn’t Learn In Law School: The Transition to the Real World of Practice, Panel Member (2011)
  • Oregon Attorney Assistance Program: Lawyers in Transition Seminar, Guest Presenter (2010)

Featured Publications

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon


  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 2007), Student Bar Association Class Representative & Graduation Coordinator
  • Arizona State University (B.S., 2000)

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