Ken Jernstedt’s fascination with employment law began in law school. Listening to his professor of a labor law class, Ken knew he had found the right career path for him. Ken spent 42 years representing employers in labor and employment matters.
Ken specialized in collective bargaining, labor contract administration, personnel administration, union organizing campaigns, and National Labor Relations Board proceedings. Ken negotiated over 800 labor contracts.
Ken believes in teamwork and lasting relationships. He worked closely with his clients to understand their business needs to help develop long-term strategies that work. A client in the food processing industry once introduced Ken as “the guy who saved our company.”
Ken is a community leader who believes in giving back. He has served numerous posts, including as Delegation Leader to the Governor's Task Force to Taiwan Regarding High Seas Driftnet Fishery. He was chairman of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and president of Lake Oswego Youth Traveling Basketball Association and of the Stanford Club of Portland. He was a board member of Western Savings and Loan and the Visiting Nurses Association, and a member of the Portland Metropolitan Boundary Commission. He coached youth soccer for 14 seasons and youth basketball for 11 seasons.
Ken and his wife, Jill, spend weekends and vacations biking, hiking, skiing, and traveling.
- The Campaign is Over and the Race is On, Educate Employees Now! Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) - Bullard Seminar, January 2009
- Litigation Update – Bullard Annual Labor and Employment Law Briefing, October 2007
- Labor Negotiations/Case Law Update - Health Futures, November 2006