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Eric has substantial experience litigating complex disputes, having focused his practice primarily in that area for over 20 years, with a special emphasis on health care, employment and insurance.

He has litigated a variety of health care matters, including class actions, provider disputes, complex financial disputes, professional malpractice cases, managed health care liability cases, and ERISA cases. He has extensive experience in litigating employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, and noncompete cases. In addition to his litigation practice, Eric regularly advises clients regarding health care matters, employment matters, and insurance coverage issues.  Eric serves as Managing Director of the Portland office of Garvey Schubert Barer and as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Professional Activities

  • Managing Director, Portland Office, and Executive Committee, Garvey Schubert Barer, 2016-present
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Law Clerk to Judge Robert Boochever, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1983-1984

Blog Posts

Blog Posts

News & Insights

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
    Portland, OR, 6.29.16
  • Seminar
    Garvey Schubert Barer, Portland Office, November 10, 2015
  • "Corrective Counseling, Discipline and Termination," Garvey Schubert Barer
    Seminar
    Portland, OR, 6.2.15
  • "The Top Ten Mistakes Employers Make When Managing Leave Issues," Garvey Schubert Barer
    Seminar
    Portland, OR, 11.19.14
  • Seminar
    Portland, OR, 3.13.12
  • "Wage and Hour Laws: Hot Issues and How to Avoid Mistakes That Could Lead to a Lawsuit," Garvey Schubert Barer
    Seminar
    Portland, OR, 3.29.11
  • "Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors: Is Your Company at Risk," Garvey Schubert Barer
    Seminar
    Portland, OR, 10.26.10
  • "2010 Employment Law Update," Garvey Schubert Barer
    Seminar
    Portland, OR, 1.20.10
  • "Preparing for Change: Impacts of New and Pending Legislation on Employers in 2009," Garvey Schubert Barer
    Seminar
    Portland, OR, 1.13.09
  • "Effective Hiring and Firing Practices in the Oregon Workplace," Garvey Schubert Barer
    Seminar
    Portland, OR, 9.16.08
  • "Understanding Employer Requirements for Medical and Disability Leave Laws," Garvey Schubert Barer
    Seminar
    Portland, OR, 6.25.08
  • "Documenting Dos and Don'ts: Maintaining Employee Files While Minimizing Liability," Garvey Schubert Barer
    Seminar
    Portland, OR, 3.4.08
  • "2007 Oregon Employment Law Legislative Update," Garvey Schubert Barer
    Seminar
    Portland, OR, 9.18.07

Admissions

  • Oregon, 1983
  • Washington, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2009

Education

Willamette University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1983

  • Associate Editor, Willamette Law Review

University of California Berkeley, A.B., Political Science, 1976

Honors | Recognitions

  • Named by peers to The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Healthcare, 2009-2017; Insurance Law, 2011-2017
  • Named by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine in the areas of Healthcare, 2006 and 2009-2016; Employment & Labor, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV/5.0 Peer Review Rated

 

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