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Faculty | Employment Law: Beyond the Basics Seminar | Eugene, OR | December 04, 2015
Employment Law: Beyond the Basics Seminar

Alan J. Thayer, Jr. - (Innovative Law Group):
ALAN J. THAYER, Jr., founder of Innovative Law Group in Eugene, is a business lawyer and has handled a wide variety of complex business litigation cases and used his litigation experience to help in preventing employee disputes, the forming of new businesses, business transactions, and general business counsel. Recently, Mr. Thayer represented the state of Oregon on the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He continues to serve as a founding member of the U.S. Chamber’s Small Business Council. Mr. Thayer also serves on the board of directors and the executive committee for Associated Oregon Industries, the largest statewide business association in the United States, and he has been actively involved with the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Thayer received his B.S. from Oregon State University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

Dr. Randy J. Harvey - (Bassinger & Harvey Law):
Dr. RANDY J. HARVEY, of Bassinger & Harvey Law, with offices in Lake Oswego and Eugene, Oregon, and Sacramento, California, represents employees and employers in public and private sectors, giving him a view of both sides of employment conflicts. Dr. Harvey is experienced in employment law, education law, wage and hour, contract law, partnerships, civil rights, discrimination and sexual harassment, religious discrimination, and pregnancy disability. He also represents professionals and businesses in their disputes with state and federal licensing agencies. Prior to becoming an attorney, Dr. Harvey had thirty-years’ experience in education, including human resource management, labor relations, union management and labor negotiations, employee discipline and discharge, and labor arbitration and mediation. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the California State Bar, the American Association of Justice, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of School Attorneys, the Oregon School Personnel Administrators Association, the Lane County Bar Association, the Multnomah County Bar Association, and the Sacramento County Bar Association. Dr. Harvey received his two bachelor’s degrees and his master’s degree from Eastern Oregon University, his J.D. from the Concord Law School, and his Ph.D. in Education Policy and Management from the University of Oregon.

Dan Webb Howard - (Gleaves Swearingen LLP):
DAN WEBB HOWARD, of Gleaves Swearingen LLP in Eugene, has more than twelve years of experience as an employment law attorney and appellate practitioner. As employment law counsel, he offers a comprehensive array of legal services to employers, including advice on complying with the numerous laws that govern the employment relationship, negotiating and drafting contracts of employment, and defending against employment-related claims brought by individuals and the government. Mr. Howard has a particular interest in helping businesses avoid liabilities associated with independent contractor “misclassification,” a risk that faces any business using non-employee contractors to provide services to its customers. He is skilled in assisting clients to develop documents and best practices that minimize the risk of a misclassification finding by the government. Mr. Howard received his B.A. from Ohio State University and his J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

Christine M. Moehl - (Saalfeld Griggs, PC):
CHRISTINE M. MOEHL, of Saalfeld Griggs, PC in Salem, has a practice limited to legal matters related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), including both health care plans and qualified retirement plans. Ms. Moehl assists public and private sector plan sponsors, third-party administrators, and investment professionals in all aspects of establishing and operating employee benefit plans. She is particularly adept at designing health and retirement plans to fit the individual needs of her clients, as well as assisting plan sponsors and fiduciaries in complying with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and health care reform. Ms. Moehl is a board member and program chair of the Western Benefits Conference and a frequent speaker on employee benefits topics. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars®, and she is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (Associated Professional Member), the Oregon State Bar, and the Marion County Bar. Ms. Moehl received her B.A. from Lewis & Clark College and her J.D., cum laude, from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

Laura T.Z. Montgomery - (Gleaves Swearingen LLP):
LAURA T. Z. MONTGOMERY, of Gleaves Swearingen LLP in Eugene, has gained extensive experience litigating cases in many different areas of law, including employment law, business and commercial litigation, real property, construction disputes, and trust and estate disputes in her twenty-two years of practice. Much of her career has focused on defending employers in wrongful discharge, discrimination, and retaliation based employment claims both in state and federal court and in the administrative arena. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Lane County Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, and the Oregon Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Montgomery received her B.A., with honors, from the University of Oregon and her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law.