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About Our Firm

Founded in 1957, our law firm has offices in Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon. We assist a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations with legal advice, business transactions, litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings, and government relations. Whatever your legal needs, we provide high-quality counsel, leadership, and value-added, practical solutions. What sets us apart from other […]

What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Oregon

If you are involved with a public entity or if you represent the media, you need to know the ins and outs of federal and state public records and open meetings laws. This seminar, moderated in part by HLGR’s Pete Shepherd and Jim Mountain, will offer updates and recent developments in Oregon law as it […]

Arden Olson to be on Panel Discussion About Protection of Confidential Client Information

HLGR Shareholder Arden Olson will be one of the faculty members for an upcoming ALI-ABA Seminar entitled “Confidential Client Information: When Are Secrets Not Secret?” which will be broadcast live as a telephone seminar and audio webcast on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. Arden is a current member of the ABA’s Standing […]

HLGR Attorney Shari Lane Recently Published the Second Installment in “The Unfairy Tale” Series

HLGR Attorney Shari Lane has recently published the second installment in The Unfairy Tale series, available in print and e-reader version at and other online distributors. Follow this link below to learn more about The Unfairy Tale: Audrey’s Turn!  

Recreational Marijuana: Now What?

By Shari Lane It is important to understand the gravity of the situation facing Oregon and Washington employers, and to refrain from lighting up—er—making light of the problem. This article attempts to weed out frivolous comments, blow through the smoke screen of confusion, and hash out the options. Okay, we’re done being silly now. Washington’s […]

Recent Mandates for Federal Contractors

By Kate Grado Equal Employment Opportunity On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  The executive order amends Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national […]

Say What? NLRB Decisions Regarding Confidentiality, Respectful Workplace, and Non-Disparagement Policies

By Shari Lane First let me say that it’s not as bad as it sounds.  Well, maybe it is.  We told you last year that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or “the Board”) continues to hand down decisions that severely restrict employer policies.  (If you missed that issue, you can still find our Fall […]

Eugene Follows Portland’s Lead: Employers Required to Provide Paid Sick Leave

by Kate Grado The Eugene City Council passed a sick leave ordinance this week that affects most employers engaged in business in the City of Eugene. The Eugene ordinance, which is scheduled to take effect July 1, 2015, requires that employers provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours the employee […]

RAIN Celebrates its Official Launch

The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) celebrated its official launch and the opening of their new Eugene home at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce building with a ceremonial signing of the Declaration of Cooperation by its partners. On May 28, 2014, Governor John Kitzhaber joined RAIN co-conveners, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning, along with representatives […]

Amber Zupancic-Albin Joins HLGR’s Health Care Law and Professional Liability Defense Practices in Portland

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Amber Zupancic-Albin has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office. Amber joined HLGR on May 5, 2014 and will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in the Health Care Industry Law practice group, as well as in the Professional Liability […]