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HLGR Labor & Employment Newsletter: Spring 2019

OregonSaves For employers with 4 or fewer employees, the deadline to register or submit certification that you provide a retirement plan to your employees was May 15, 2019. (For larger employers, your deadline passed earlier). For more information go to...

HLGR’s Randy Geller on President Trump’s Executive Order on Free Speech

On March 21, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities.” The Executive Order is of more political than legal importance, but colleges and universities should be aware of its...

HLGR Supports Effort to Build a New Lane County Courthouse

HLGR is a proud supporter of the effort to build a new Lane County Courthouse. Our firm’s Chairman, Bill Gary, recently spoke with KEZI News about why a new courthouse is needed to improve access to justice. A link to...

HLGR’s Randy Geller to Present on Discrimination Issues in Higher Education

HLGR education attorney Randy Geller and Guilherme Costa, Vice President and General Counsel at Ithaca College, will be leading a discussion group for higher education lawyers about discrimination issues in a unionized environment at the National Association of College and...

Susan Marmaduke Testified to the Oregon House Judiciary Committee

Susan Marmaduke recently testified to the Oregon House Judiciary Committee. Drawing on years of experience litigating cases and writing on the remedy clause of the Oregon Constitution, Susan discussed the constitutionality of Oregon’s statutory limit on noneconomic damages in light...

Water, Water, Everywhere – Drinking Water in Oregon

HLGR attorney Jennie Bricker’s article, Water, Water, Everywhere, is the cover story in the most recent Oregon State Bar Bulletin. The thought-provoking article about water is a must-read for everyone.  

Julian Marrs Joins HLGR in Eugene

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Julian Marrs has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Eugene office. Julian Marrs’s practice is focused on education law and policy, healthcare, and commercial litigation. During law school, Julian...

Department of Education Issues New FERPA Guidance

By Randy Geller On February 12th, the U.S. Department of Education, Privacy Technical Assistance Center, issued a guidance document consisting of 37 commonly asked questions about the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA”). The...

Proposed Title IX Rules – What’s Better and What’s Worse

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) are a mixed bag for colleges and universities. In some ways, the proposed regulations adhere more closely to Title IX itself, which is generally a good thing for institutions of higher education.  In other areas, the draft simply substitutes one set of problems for another. Attorney Randy Geller discusses the proposed changes, and how these may affect educational institutions.

Northwest Nice? Maintaining Civility in Our Modern World

HLGR attorney Jennie Bricker’s article, Northwest Nice? Maintaining Civility in Our Modern World, is the cover story in the most recent Oregon State Bar Bulletin. The article shows the thoughtfulness, excellent research, passion, and good sense that has made Jennie a terrific land and water lawyer, and why her new colleagues at HLGR were so pleased to have her join the firm this fall.

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