Laura E. Rosenbaum

Laura E. Rosenbaum

Partner
Portland, OR
Overview

About Laura

Laura Rosenbaum is a partner in the Labor and Employment group. She represents clients in employment-related litigation in court and before administrative agencies. Her experience includes defending employers against a wide range of employment claims relating to employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation; medical leave laws; disability accommodation; wage and hour disputes; and workplace torts, as well as litigating non-competition agreements. Her practice also involves counseling employers on employment-related issues; conducting internal investigations; and preparing employee contracts, handbooks and policies.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Laura worked as an associate for Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston. She worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and as a summer associate for Morrison and Foerster LLP, San Francisco. She also taught high school at the American School of Paris.

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Experience

Experience

  • Secured defense verdict for Nike, Inc. after two-week jury trial on whistleblower retaliation claims.
  • Assisted in obtaining complete defense verdict at trial for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest in race discrimination and retaliation case.
  • Obtained dismissal of sex and age discrimination case for Nike, Inc. based on complex jurisdictional issues.
  • Successfully defended Fortune 100 companies, as well as mid-size and smaller employers, against complaints before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and other state agencies.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Listed among Rising Stars (Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2015-2016
  • Board Member, Friends of the Children – Portland
  • Former Board Member, I Have a Dream Foundation, Oregon
  • Former Board Member, Northwest Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Association
  • Former Co-Coordinator, Stoel Rives-SHRM Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

Laura has presented to clients on numerous employment-related topics, including:

  • Speaker, “Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace,” Stoel Rives Breakfast Briefing Seminar, June 7, 2018
  • Speaker, “The Bermuda Triangle of FMLA, ADA, and Sick Leave,” SHRM/Stoel Rives 16th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Feb. 28, 2018
  • Speaker, “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” Stoel Rives Breakfast Briefing Seminar, Dec 13, 2017
  • Speaker, “Employment Law Basics for Start-Ups,” TiE XL Entrepreneur Boot Camp, March 2017 and June 2017
  • Speaker, “Wage and Hour Litigation Update,” Enterprise Risk Management Symposium, March 2017
  • Speaker, “Oddities of Oregon Law,” SHRM/Stoel Rives 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 2017
  • Speaker, “Oregon Sick Leave,” SHRM/Stoel Rives 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 2017
  • Speaker, “Employee Classification Best Practices with an Update on the New Department of Labor Regulations,” Stoel Rives Breakfast Briefing Seminar, Sept. 20, 2016
  • Speaker, “Best Practices in Hiring/Onboarding New Employees,” SHRM/Stoel Rives 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 2016
  • Speaker, “Navigating Agency Complaints,” SHRM/Stoel Rives 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 2015
  • Speaker, “Top Wage and Hour Tips for Employers,” Stoel Rives Breakfast Briefing Seminar, Sept. 10, 2014
  • Speaker, “Conducting Internal Investigations,” Lorman Seminar, Dec. 2013
  • Speaker, “Practical ADA Inquiries,” SHRM 11th Annual Employment Law Conference, Feb. 2013
  • Speaker, “Internal Investigations,” Stoel Rives Labor & Employment Seminar, Oct. 2012
  • Speaker, “Responding to Agency Complaints,” SHRM 10th Annual Employment Law Conference, March 2012
  • Speaker, “Managing the Injured Worker (dealing with leave laws),” Stoel Rives Labor & Employment Seminar, July 2011
  • Speaker, “Current Whistleblowing Laws,” SHRM 9th Annual Employment Law Conference, March 2010
  • Speaker, “How to Conduct a Reduction-in-Force,” Presentation to Nonprofit Human Resources Professionals, Spring 2009



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