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Midlevel Employment and Labor Law Associate—Portland, Oregon

Our employment law and labor practice team is looking to add an employment associate with two to five years of experience in Portland, Oregon.

The employment and labor attorneys at Miller Nash are dedicated to helping clients understand their legal obligations, implement tools and strategies to demonstrate compliance, and effectively manage risk. We represent local, regional, and national companies and public entities and institutions in all facets of labor and employment law in union and nonunion environments.

Our ideal candidate will have focused experience in employment law, preferably in representation of both public and private management/employers in state and federal courts, as well as agency proceedings. Additional experience drafting policies, handbooks, and employment-related agreements, and advising employers on wage/hour issues, leave law compliance, disability accommodation, and discrimination and retaliation issues, preferred.

We are looking for a team member who is hard working and responsive, exercises good judgment under pressure, has excellent research and writing skills, is self-directed while maintaining the ability to work in a team environment, and will be ready to hit the ground running on immediate client needs. Membership in the Oregon State Bar Association is required, and a Washington State Bar license is a plus.

To apply, please upload your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) here.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


  • Annual Compensation Range: 
    • Associate Level: $145,000–$172,500
      • Bonus potential based on billed hours or discretion.


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Who We Are

Miller Nash is an established firm with both strong traditions and modern sensibilities. Although our roots in the Pacific Northwest go back more than a century, we are creative thinkers committed to serving our clients, our community, and each other in smart and innovative ways. Our attorneys and staff enjoy collaborating with one another, and it shows. Candidates and new members of our team often tell us that they are most impressed by the genuine collegiality and caring at our firm.

The clients we serve are a diverse group of businesses, non-profits, public entities, and individuals. We have organized our firm around the industries of our clients and invest our time to understand our clients’ businesses so we can better meet their needs. Our firm vision centers around delivering great client service, driven by our passion for devoting ourselves to our clients’ legal needs as if they were our own.

Community involvement is a way of life at Miller Nash, as is our deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This involvement extends beyond our own offices to the clients we serve and to the communities where we live and work. As part of our commitment, we have developed a women and minority business enterprise program that affords all attorneys the ability to attract and represent, at a reduced fee, small and emerging women and minority business enterprises.

Miller Nash is also proud to participate in Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Certification program which measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+, and attorneys with disabilities for, among other things, senior lateral positions. In 2023, we successfully completed Diversity Lab’s Mansfield 6.0 program and achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status. We continue to support and promote diversity within our firm and will continue to participate in Mansfield 2023-2024.

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