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Amy L. Angel

Barran Liebman LLP


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.  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, and health care, just to name a few.  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, as well as conducting internal investigations and HR Audits.  Amy is listed in the Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, is named to the Best Lawyers list, and was recently honored as an “Up & Coming Attorney” by Chambers & Partners USA. Amy spends time serving as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center and Rosemary Anderson High School. She also serves as a Parent Representative on the Lake Oswego School District’s Dyslexia Task Force. 

Amy has substantial experience in defending employers before the Bureau of Labor and Industries, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 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 (ADA) 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
  • First Amendment
  • Whistleblowing
  • Workers’ compensation, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Oregon wage and hour law
  • Oregon employment discrimination under Chapter 659A, including Oregon Family Leave Act, workers’ compensation, disability, and discrimination.
  • Oregon breach of contract
  • Oregon torts, including wrongful discharge, assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and intentional interference with business relations.
  • Oregon Sick Time
  • Portland Sick Time

She frequently advises employers on a full range of employment issues, including:

  • Navigating sticky leave situations, including under the Oregon Family Leave Act, Family Medical Leave Act, workers’ compensation reinstatement and reemployment, the ADA, Portland Sick Time, and Oregon Sick Time.
  • Engaging in the interactive process and providing reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities
  • Handling employee performance, discipline, and terminations
  • Developing policies, procedures, and handbooks

Amy earned her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D., cum laude, from Duke University School of Law and then clerked at the Multnomah County Circuit Court for the Honorable Ellen F. Rosenblum, Oregon’s current Attorney General, from 2002-2004.  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 13-year old daughter.


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