Paul Buchanan


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Paul Buchanan has more than twenty-six years of experience litigating employment cases and providing employment law services in Oregon, Washington and California.  He has litigated numerous employment cases through trial and obtained many jury verdicts for his clients.  Paul advises clients around the nation on Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) compliance and other employment law issues. 

Paul was a partner at Stoel Rives for more than ten years and for more than five years he served as the Chair of Stoel Rives' multi-office Labor & Employment Group.  He also served as Stoel Rives’ in-house employment lawyer from 2000 to 2006.  From 1990 to 1993, Paul practiced in the labor, employment and litigation groups at Heller Ehrman in San Francisco, California.   

Paul is a national speaker and writer on employment law issues.  Since 2005, Paul has been a member of the National Employment Law Institute faculty where he has given numerous advanced-level presentations for employment lawyers and human resource professionals throughout the country, including a yearly two-day conference on ADA and FMLA in San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C.  Paul has given presentations in national conferences for the American Bar Association, and has been interviewed on employment law issues for multiple media outlets, including the BBC.   His writings and commentary on employment law issues have been published by the American Bar Association, American Lawyer Media, Bloomberg BNA, the Washington State Bar Journal, The Oregonian, and other publications. 

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