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Chambers and Partners USA Recognizes Bullard Law for 2021 Listing

May 20, 2021

Portland, OR - Chambers and Partners USA released their 2021 rankings, noting Bullard Law as a top Labor & Employment Law firm in Oregon. In addition, three Bullard Law attorneys were named in this year’s listing: Richard J. Alli, Jr., Liani Reeves, and Kara Backus.

The firm was ranked in two categories: Labor and Employment and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation.

Some highlights from Chambers' research on Bullard:
Chambers reported that the Bullard Law is known as a “Prominent boutique advising on traditional labor matters as well as on employment disputes. Offers deep experience in labor relations work, including collective bargaining and contract negotiations. Considerable experience acting for clients in the healthcare and education sectors, with further proficiency in the hospitality and media fields. Provides training to employers on a wide range of employment concerns, with additional areas of expertise including employee benefits and compensation.”

An impressed client states that the firm is "amazing at what they do. They are very efficient and amazing at labor and employment law."

Another client describes the team as "very responsive, professional and excellent in their legal analysis."

Work highlights
Represented a University in a case where the plaintiff alleged they were denied tenure due to prohibited discrimination.

Notable Practitioners
Labor and employment litigator Liani Reeves regularly conducts workplace investigations, as well as advising on sexual and racial harassment and discrimination cases. She is particularly active representing clients in the higher education sector. "She is a very experienced attorney."

Richard Alli is recognized for his strong labor practice, which sees him regularly engage in collective bargaining on behalf of employers. He is also noted for his handling of NLRB proceedings.

Kara Backus is the head of the firm's employee benefits practice, providing high-end advice to employees on a wide variety of matters. She is highly adept at handling issues related to health and welfare, as well as retirement plans. She also enjoys an excellent reputation for her ERISA compliance and state insurance law expertise. “Kara is our go-to resource for all of our legal issues. She is very responsive and professional and a great attorney to work with."

Since 1990, Chambers has conducted in-depth, objective research in order to become the leading directory for legal professionals and firms. Every year more than 170 full-time researchers evaluate lawyers and law firms based on several factors before selecting them for inclusion in the Chambers USA listing. Individual attorney rankings are based on the attorney’s practice areas, legal knowledge, abilities, experience, effectiveness, and client service. These qualities are measured through interviews with clients and peers, as well as by assessing their recent work. Law firm rankings are based on the quality of the law firm’s attorneys and the strength and depth of the firm’s practices. To learn more about Chambers and Partners USA and their methodology, please visit

About Bullard Law. Bullard Law is a boutique employment law firm partnering with employers in Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest. The firm specializes in labor relations and collective bargaining, employment litigation and preventative advice, and employee benefits. Bullard attorneys work with private, public and non-profit companies to proactively manage their workplaces. Contact Bullard Law at 503-248-1134 or for more information.
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