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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?

 Export to Your Calendar 9/18/2019
When: 9/18/19
11:30am - 1:00pm
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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

Online registration is available until: 9/17/2019
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September Luncheon

PHRMA Goes on Trial...AGAIN! 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have one your employee 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 trail without the cost or consequences.  Come with questions.  Our experts will help to demystify the trail 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.

Jennifer Nelson - Jennifer Nelson is a shareholder in one of the oldest and largest national employment law firms, exclusively representing employers in all facets of labor and employment law, including single plaintiff and class action litigation, policy writing, handbooks, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, negotiations, and daily advice regarding all facets of the employer/employee relationship. She represents public and private employers in all aspects of employment law, including several class action claims, involving:

  • discrimination;
  • harassment;
  • wrongful termination;
  • retaliation;
  • reasonable accommodation;
  • non-competition/non-solicitation; and
  • wage and hour issues.

She has successfully represented employers in Oregon and Washington in state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, and the Washington Human Rights Commission.

Jennifer also counsels both large and small companies on a variety of employment issues, including:

  • employee discipline and termination;
  • wage and hour compliance;
  • policy drafting;
  • reasonable accommodation; and
  • adherence to federal and state family and medical leave laws.

Additionally, she has spoken at several employment law seminars and provides management, human resources and employee training.




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