Published August 19, 2021
With the publication of The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Edition, Barran Liebman is honored to announce that eight of our partners were recognized by Best Lawyers as leaders in their respective areas.
Amy Angel, Paula Barran, and Ed Harnden were named in the area of Employment Law Management. Paula Barran, having been listed for 26 consecutive years, earned additional recognition in the areas of Labor Law Management and Labor & Employment Litigation. Barran Liebman’s Co-Managing Partner, Ed Harnden, received additional recognition with listings for both Labor Law Management and Labor & Employment Litigation. Barran Liebman’s Co-Managing Partner, Andrew Schpak, and Partner, Kyle Abraham, also received recognition in the area of Labor & Employment Litigation.
Barran Liebman is also pleased to announce that three of our partners have been named on the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list, which recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers and have been in private practice for 5-9 years. In this category, Shayda Zaerpoor Le and Sean Ray were both recognized in the areas of Labor & Employment Law Management and Labor & Employment Litigation. Iris Tilley was named in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.
Barran Liebman could not be more proud of its team for their expertise and unmatched commitment in the labor, employment, and benefits law management and litigation fields.
2022 Edition Award Listings:
Amy L. Angel (Best Lawyer; listed since 2015): Employment Law Management
Paula A. Barran (Best Lawyer; listed since 2001): Employment Law Management, Labor Law Management, Labor & Employment Litigation
Edwin A. Harnden (Best Lawyer; listed since 2005): Employment Law Management, Labor Law Management, Labor & Employment Litigation
Shayda Zaerpoor Le (Ones to Watch, listed since 2020): Labor & Employment Law Management, Labor & Employment Litigation
Sean P. Ray (Ones to Watch, listed since 2020): Labor & Employment Law Management, Labor & Employment Litigation
Andrew M. Schpak (Best Lawyer; listed since 2020): Labor & Employment Litigation
Iris K. Tilley (Ones to Watch, first year listed): Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Best Lawyers’ lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for subsequent editions.
ABOUT BARRAN LIEBMAN
Barran Liebman LLP is a Portland-based law firm that focuses on management-side Employment, Labor & Benefits Law. Learn more at www.barran.com.