Arbitration

EDUCATION

 

    Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1998, Willamette University College of Law

    Bachelor of Science, English, 1994, Willamette University and Oregon State University 

    Mediation Certification, 2014, Yamhill County Mediators / George Fox University

    Advanced Mediation Training, 2017, Pepperdine University / Straus Institute

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LaJoie Mediation, Arbitration and Consulting

    2019-present. Private mediation and arbitration services, workplace investigations,

    facilitation, consulting, and training.

 

Ombudsperson, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, Drivers Advisory Committee    

    2019-present. Dispute resolution and policy analysis between Uber and Lyft        

    drivers and Transportation Network Companies.

Labor Relations Manager, Multnomah County 

    2021-2022. Interpreted labor contracts, rules, policies; collective bargaining, negotiated

    memoranda and agreements; resolved grievances; provided consultation and support  

    for managers and supervisors; reviewed discipline and grievance responses; responded

    to Union information requests; coordinated Countywide layoffs; Executive Secretary for

    Merit Council (civil service appeals); managed unemployment claims.  

Labor Relations Representative, Oregon Nurses Association

    1994-1995, 2009-2015, 2019-2021. Represented nurses at multiple medical centers  

    throughout Oregon. Negotiated and administered collective bargaining agreements,

    represented employees in investigations, worked with individuals and groups to

    collectively problem solve employment issues and provided trainings to members and

    member groups.

Mediator, State of Oregon Employment Relations Board

    2015-2018. Mediated unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining negotiations

    and grievances between Oregon public employers and employee unions, conducted

    training and facilitation for improved negotiations and labor relations. 

Government Relations / Public Affairs Attorney, Oregon State Bar

    2005-2009. Gathered, analyzed and responded to legislation and other government

    actions affecting the Oregon State Bar, the legal profession, and the Oregon state and

    federal judicial systems. 

Associate Attorney, Bailey Pinney & Associates, LLC

    1999-2004. Represented individual and class action plaintiffs in wage and hour, Family

    Medical Leave Act, Title VII, and other employment litigation cases. 

ACTIVITIES, PANELS & PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  Arbitration Panels

  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) 

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

  • Washington Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC), Dispute Resolution Panel

        

  Mediation Panels 

  • Multnomah County Court, Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, U.S. District Court of Oregon

  • Oregon Patient Safety Commission / Early Dispute Resolution Program

  • Oregon Department of Education, Special Education Dispute Resolution program (mediator and facilitator)

  • Multnomah County Small Claims Court

  • Federal Executive Board Shared Neutrals program

 

  Professional Organizations

  • Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, Executive Committee Member (2017-present, Treasurer 2022)

  • Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Executive Committee Member (2018- Present, Treasurer 2020-2021)

  • Oregon Mediation Association, member

  • Labor and Employer Relations Association (LERA), Oregon Chapter, member

 

  Publications and Presentations

  • Chapter Co-author, Oregon State Bar, Arbitration and Mediation, 2018

  • Presenter, National Labor and Employment Relations Association Conference, November 2018 

  • Presenter, Oregon State Bar Association CLE, Labor Law “Boot Camp,” June 2021

  • Presenter, Northwest LERA Conference, April 2022

 

ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Oregon State Bar Association, 1998

  • U.S. District Court of Oregon, 1999

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