PORTLAND, OR (January 15, 2014) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has bolstered its attorney ranks in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of Tamsen L. Leachman.  Previously with Fisher & Phillips, Leachman joins as a shareholder in Littler’s  Portland office with a comprehensive labor and employment practice, focusing on labor relations, employment discrimination and harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act, and labor and employment litigation.

“Tamsen is a highly-respected attorney with impressive credentials, counseling both local and national employers on a broad range of labor and employment issues,” said Portland Office Managing Shareholder Doug Parker. He said her extensive background and strong ties to the business and legal communities will be instrumental as Littler continues to enhance its services to clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as nationally and globally. “We are excited to have her as the newest member of our team,” Parker said.

Leachman said she was excited to join Littler, drawn to the firm for many reasons, including its depth of resources, vast domestic and global presence, innovative platform and extensive national and international network of talented attorneys. “I look forward to collaborating with the attorneys in the Portland office and firmwide to provide world-class counsel to Pacific Northwest clients as they navigate a changing and complex labor and employment environment,” she said.

Leachman, a Chambers USA-ranked lawyer, represents employers in a wide variety of employment-related lawsuits, administrative hearings and grievances, as well as arbitrations, unfair labor practices and collective bargaining. She provides counsel to employers regarding laws governing employment relationships, with an emphasis on prevention through compliance, coupled with the development of strategic, system-driven solutions. Additionally, Leachman assists in the development of proactive training programs for human resource professionals, managers, executives and in-house counsel.  She is admitted to practice in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Prior to practicing law in Portland, Leachman spent 10 years as an attorney at Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton P.A. in Boise, Idaho. She worked extensively in the healthcare, insurance, technology, manufacturing and food processing industries, and the Honorable Candy W. Dale was her mentor. While in Boise, Leachman served as Chair of the Labor and Employment section of the Idaho State Bar, and was an active member of the Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley. Residing in Portland, Leachman continues to work with several Idaho businesses and remains involved in the greater-Boise community and with the University of Idaho College of Law.

Leachman has published extensively on a wide variety of labor and employment topics and has been featured in a number of human resources, business and regional trade publications. In addition to her Chambers recognition, Leachman has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since 2008, and has been listed as a Mountain States and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer.  She is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.

Active in the Portland community, Leachman serves as President of the Portland Human Resource Management Association and formerly served as the organization’s General Counsel and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board for Children’s Developmental Health Institute. She received her J.D. from the University of Idaho, College of Law and her B.A. from Eastern Washington University.

About Littler

Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms. For more information visit: www.littler.com.