Labor & Employment Partner Melissa Healy Selected to Portland Business Journal Forty Under 40 for 2020

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Portland, Ore. — Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that labor and employment partner Melissa J. Healy (Missy) has been named a recipient of the Portland Business Journal Forty Under 40 award for 2020. The honorees were selected from several hundred nominees based on their career achievements, leadership, influence and impact within their communities and industries. They will be honored at an event December 17. More information can be found here.

Healy represents employers in both traditional labor law and employment litigation. She regularly handles labor arbitrations and matters pending before the National Labor Relations Board for unionized workforces and has obtained successful results in multiple cases with significant implications for large employers. Healy has first- or second-chaired more than 15 jury trials and arbitrations and has been a critical member of trial teams for clients across a variety of industries important to the Oregon economy. Healy also regularly counsels clients on high-level, complex family leave and disability issues.

“Missy is one of the few attorneys in our practice group with both traditional labor and employment litigation expertise,” Labor & Employment Group Chair Brenda Baumgart said. “You will be hard-pressed to find any other attorney in town of her age with more actual trial and arbitration experience or with an equivalent record of success for her clients. We’re delighted Missy is receiving this recognition for what she has accomplished.”

Healy – an Albany, Oregon, native – is included in the inaugural Best Lawyers®: “Ones to Watch” awards and has been named an Oregon Super Lawyers® Rising Star for 2013 to 2020. She is a board member and the treasurer for the Oregon Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group and Vice Chair for the Employment Practice Group of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. She is a volunteer attorney for Stoel Rives Pro Bono Night Clinic and the U.S. District of Oregon Pro Bono Program, and a past recipient of the Stoel Rives Pro Bono Award. Healy is a board member for Kids Community Learning Center and a former board member for the Classroom Law Project.

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