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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.224.5858

Naomi Haslitt

Partner

Naomi Haslitt is a partner on the firm’s education and employment law and labor relations practice teams.

Naomi advises and defends public and private employers in all areas of employment and labor law. She regularly counsels employers on day-to-day personnel issues and provides training to managers and employers. Naomi supports organizations in developing compliance- and governance-related employment policies and practices, including federal and state regulatory compliance, and handling employment issues arising in complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.

Naomi defends claims against entities for employment discrimination, disability discrimination and accommodation, wrongful discharge, and wage-and-hour, as well as other tort claims, in litigation and administrative agency proceedings. Naomi has obtained defense verdicts and decisions in numerous trials and arbitrations. She also represents both private and public employers on traditional labor issues, including arbitrating grievances, addressing unfair-labor-practice charges, and advising on collective bargaining agreements and the collective bargaining process. Naomi’s board and business experience provides special insight into the practical issues that face both businesses and educational institutions.

Naomi’s practice also focuses on advising public and private higher education institutions and public school districts on issues relating to employment, accommodation under state and federal law, students, and other federal and state compliance. In addition to educational institutions, Naomi’s clients span many industries, including manufacturing, professional and retail organizations, and financial institutions.

Naomi is a regular speaker at both the national and state level for organizations that include the National Association for College and University Attorneys and the Oregon School Board Association. Naomi will be giving upcoming presentations at the national conference of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) and to the Oregon School Personnel Association during this summer and fall. Naomi was also featured in the Portland Business Journal’s Higher Education Thought Leader Forum in 2018 and 2019.

She has been recognized by national, state, and local organizations, including Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hotlist, Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, and Daily Journal of Commerce’s Up & Coming Lawyers.

Representative Experience

Favorable decisions from Bureau of Labor and Industries/Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for various public entities (including school districts) and private employers.
Obtained decision for employer in employee grievance arising from contract interpretation dispute.
Obtained directed verdict for a school district at trial on negligence claim arising from alleged student-on-student bullying.
Favorable employer decision in binding interest arbitration regarding collective bargaining agreement dispute.
Favorable employer decisions in representation and classification hearings for Employment Relations Board.