About Sophie

Sophie Shaddy-Farnsworth is an associate in Stoel Rives Labor & Employment group, where she focuses on employment-related litigation. Sophie enjoys working closely with clients to resolve complex legal challenges.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Sophie was a judicial law clerk to Judge Stacie Beckerman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon (2020–2021), for whom she drafted legal opinions for cases involving state and federal constitutional claims, employment discrimination claims, disability discrimination claims, breach of contract claims, prisoner civil rights claims, social security and disability benefits appeals, and immigration appeals. While attending law school, Sophie was a law clerk for the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, Oregon (2019–2020), where she tried several misdemeanor criminal cases and argued motions and contested hearings. Sophie also served as a law clerk for Immigrant Defense Oregon (2018–2019) and the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon (2018). In 2019, she was a summer associate with Stoel Rives, where she gained experience in matters related to wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination, breach of contract matters and a variety of other employment-related disputes.


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  • Regularly provides guidance to healthcare clients on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccinations, religious accommodations, and ADA and Title VII issues.
  • Regularly provides counsel to clients regarding labor relations issues and assists with collective bargaining and contract negotiations processes.
  • Provides training to employees and management on preventing sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
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Honors & Activities

  • Co-Chair, SHRM/Stoel Rives Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2023 and 2024
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Best Oral Advocate, Moot Court Competition, 2018
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Best Appellate Brief, Moot Court Competition, 2018
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Pro Bono Honors Award, 2020
  • Executive Editor of Lewis & Clark Law Review, 2019–2020
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Legal & Legislative Update,” SHRM/Stoel Rives 20th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 2022

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