Sarah J. Ryan: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Sarah J. Ryan

Office Managing Shareholder
Portland,  OR  U.S.A.
Phone(503) 229-0404

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
University University of Nebraska-Omaha, B.A., Philosophy, cum laude, 1979
Law SchoolUniversity of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1982
Admitted1983, Oregon and U.S. District Court, District of Oregon; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1998, U.S. Supreme Court; 2001, District of Columbia (inactive) and Washington; 2013, Massachusetts

bar & professional association memberships

Oregon State Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar (inactive)


Sarah J. Ryan is the Office Managing Shareholder of the Portland, Oregon office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Published Works


Inside the Minds: Dealing With Employee Lawsuits. My chapter title was Defending & Defeating Employee Lawsuits .
Thomson West, First Edition (2005) [Author] Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon, my chapter was Pleadings and Claims .
Oregon State Bar Legal Publication - Editions: 1994, 1998, 2002 & 2009 [Author]


Internal Investigations - Advanced Topics
Ball Janik LLP Employment Newsletter (April 2012) [Author] I-9 Audits: Are You Next?
Ball Janik LLP Employment Newsletter (February 2011) [Author] A New Year: Religious Accommodation in the Workplace
Portland Human Resources Management Association (PHRMA) Monthly Newsletter (November 2009) [Author] External Investigators: When are they Worth it?
PHRMA News and Views Newsletter (May 2009) [Author] Is Telecommuting the Answer?
PHRMA News and Views Newsletter (October 2009) [Author]

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

• Named to Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2015

Chambers USA Industry Leader, Labor and Employment 2008-2013

• Oregon Super Lawyer, 2007-2014

• AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

• Outstanding Volunteer Award, Multnomah Bar Association, 1993

• Former attorney representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference

• Former President of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

• Former member of the Board and Executive Committee of the US District Court of Oregon Historical Society

• Former member of the Board of Oregon Legal Aid Society

• Founding board member of Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger

• Former member of the Multnomah Bar Foundation

• Former member of the board and the executive director search committee of the Oregon Chapter of Make A Wish Foundation

• Long-time volunteer at the Oregon Food Bank

• Long-time volunteer for the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). Past recipient of the VLP volunteer of the year award for work including organization to support a legal clinic for the Cascades AIDS Project

• Past general counsel to Portland Human Resources Management Association (PHRMA)


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Office Information

Sarah J. Ryan

1001 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1205
PortlandOR 97204


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