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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2626

Jennifer J. Roof

Partner

Since joining Miller Nash in 2001, Jennifer Roof has focused her practice in the areas of employment and appellate law. In the employment field, Jennifer advises and defends public and private employers in all areas of employment and labor law. She provides day-to-day advice and counsel to help employers navigate difficult personnel issues and reduce the risk of employment claims. She routinely handles complex issues for clients that relate to family and medical leave, disability accommodation, and noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements. She also works with employers to revise employee policies and handbooks so that they remain in compliance with current law. Jennifer has significant experience defending employment discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, wrongful-discharge, and wage-and-hour claims.

With respect to her appellate practice, Jennifer has argued and won appeals in both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Oregon Court of Appeals. As a former clerk for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Jennifer has deep experience in the appellate courts, which she relies on when handling the firm’s most difficult and complex appellate matters.

Representative Experience

Represented defendant in NASD arbitration alleging adviser misconduct. Obtained favorable arbitration award, including expungement of the arbitration claim from the NASD’s records for individually named respondents.
Defended LP in AAA arbitration involving ERISA claims by several executives asserting that income from exercise of stock options should be included in formula for retirement benefits. Obtained arbitration award against three claimants in AAA arbitration; prevailed in Fourth Circuit appeal in a fourth; others settled.
Our client (the employer) won a unanimous jury verdict in a case brought by plaintiff, a disabled worker, for discrimination and retaliation in her employment. The judgment was affirmed by the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Represented defendant in ERISA action in federal court to obtain disability benefits. Favorably settled claims before trial.
Defended employer in NASD arbitration case alleging employment-related disability discrimination. Favorably settled claims before hearing.