Biography
RELATED EMPLOYMENT
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Portland, OR, Associate Attorney, 2006 – 2010.
  • Stoel Rives, LLP, Portland, OR, Associate Attorney, 2004 – 2005.
  • Saalfeld Griggs P.C., Salem OR, Law Clerk, 2002 – 2004.
  • TriQuint Semiconductor, Hillsboro, OR, Human Resources Generalist,
    1999 – 2001.
  • Merix Corporation, Forest Grove, OR, Human Resources Consultant,
    1997 – 1998.
  • Northeast Utilities, Berlin, CT, Human Resources Representative,
    1996 – 1997.

EDUCATION
  • J.D., cum laude, Willamette University College of Law 2004; Note & Comment Editor, Willamette Law Review.
  • M.B.A., Marylhurst University 2001.
  • B.A., University of Oregon 1990.

REPRESENTATIVE SPEECHES
  • Speaker on a variety of topics at Perkins Coie LLP seminars, including changes to the FMLA and the ADA, compliance with federal and state immigration rules including e-Verify, discrimination, harassment and retaliation, claims by whistleblowers, and privacy in the workplace. 
  • FMLA Master Class, M. Lee Smith Publishers seminar, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
  • Wage and Hour Issues, National Business Institute Employment Laws Made Simple, 2007.
  • Beyond Affirmative Action:  Workplace Diversity Initiatives, Oregon Law Institute Employment Law Update 2005.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2003.
  • Board Member, Oregon Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group, 2006 – 2009.
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management and Portland Human Resource Management Association.
  • Member, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Multnomah County Bar Association, and Oregon Women Lawyers.

ADMISSIONS
  • Oregon.
  • Washington.
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Renee E. Starr, JD, MBA, SPHR

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