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September Luncheon: PHRMA Goes to Court...Again!
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September Luncheon: PHRMA Goes to Court...Again!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have one your employee issues go to trial?

When: 9/18/19
11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: Available in 4 locations! Main location: Doubletree - Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland 97232-2111
United States
Contact: Nikki Schutte, SHRM-CP, PHR
PHRMA Office: 503-655-6474

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September Luncheon

PHRMA Goes on Trial...AGAIN! 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have one of your employee's issues go to trial?  How well would your company’s decisions hold up?  What questions would your managers, and you, get asked on the stand?  Maybe you have taken part in depositions, and we know that can be intense.  How much more intense is the actual courtroom?  We often settle claims because of the expenses to win, let alone lose a trail.  So not many of us have experienced the drama.


Now you get your chance to see what it’s like.  PHRMA will be conducting a mock trial.  We’ll have actual employer and plaintiff attorneys playing their parts.  The trail is based on an actual trial and will give you a look behind the curtain of the courtroom.  There will be a judge, witnesses will testify, and you may be part of the jury!  Jennifer Nelson and Dana Sullivan will show us what the pressure is like under the bright lights and scrutiny of the judicial system.


Come see what it’s like.  Bring your most problematic manager, and put fear into them!  Bring your CEO, so they too will preach against bad management practices.  See a trial without the cost or consequences.  Come with questions.  Our experts will help to demystify the trial process.  



Dana Sullivan Dana Sullivan is one of the most highly-regarded lawyers in Oregon representing individuals in employment and civil rights litigation.  She regularly tries discrimination cases in both federal and state court and also devotes a significant part of her practice to advising executives in the negotiation of employment contracts or separation agreements.  Dana has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers has listed her among the top 25 women lawyers in Oregon and among Oregon’s top 50 lawyers.  Dana is a past president of both the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Multnomah Bar Association.

Dana earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and went on to earn a law degree at New York University School of Law. Dana’s many volunteer activities include service on the Legal Committee of Legal Voice, a Seattle-based organization devoted to advancing the rights of women, and Dana also serves on the Board of Governors of Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon. Dana is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs and has served as a guest lecturer for classes at Portland State University and Lewis & Clark Law School.  Recent topics include family leave and disability laws, sexual harassment claims, the basics of litigating an employment case, proving damages, and issues surrounding expert witness testimony.


Andrew Altschul - Andrew has over 20 years’ experience representing both employers and employees in all aspects of employment disputes.  He practiced labor and employment law at two of the country’s largest law firms before openings his own employment law boutique in 2004 and helping to found Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP in 2008. 

Andrew is recognized in Best Lawyers of America, Oregon Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA. Andrew served as the Chair of the Oregon State Bar Board of Bar Examiners, which is responsible for designing and grading the Oregon Bar Examination and has received, but no longer maintains his Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. 

Andrew is also a frequent speaker at national and local employment law forums.  He is an active member of the Oregon, Washington and California bars. Andrew received his law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College.






Additional Information


  • Doubletree - Lloyd Center (Main location)
    1000 NE Multnomah
    Portland, OR 97232
  • Cinder Staffing
    1365 NW Amberglen Parkway
    Hillsboro, OR 97006
  • Xenium HR
    7401 SW Washo Ct, Suite 200
    Tualatin, OR 97062
  • Portland State University
    Karl Miller Center - KMC 318 (Bogue Board Room)
    631 SW Harrison St.
    Portland, OR 97201


  • Registration & Lunch: 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Program: 12:00pm - 1:00pm


  • PHRMA Member: $30

  • Non-PHRMA Member: $50


  • HRCI: 1 General credit (approved)
  • SHRM: 1 PDC (approved)


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