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Ben O’Glasser is equally satisfied when he wins at trial as when he helps a client avoid a problem in the first place. He is an experienced litigator with substantial trial experience. He began his career as a prosecutor where he tried over 30 cases to jury. Before he was a lawyer he held a wide variety of jobs and understands the realities of managing a workplace. Today he uses that experience to help our clients avoid and defend lawsuits.

Ben advises public and private sector clients in employment and labor matters, including federal and state employment litigation. Ben’s work includes advice and litigation relating to wrongful termination, alleged sexual harassment, and disability accommodation and discrimination as well as labor contract interpretation and administration. 

If he hadn’t become a lawyer, Ben might have become a high school civics teacher. From 2007-2014 he was one of the coaches of Lincoln High School’s Constitution Team. The team is annually one of the best in Oregon and won national championships in 2012 and 2014. Now, Ben has turned his attention to volunteering at his children’s school and other area non-profits. Ben is active in the Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court. He has served on its Executive Committee since 2014, including as Membership Chair and Treasurer, and will be the Inn's Vice President for the 2020-2022 term. Ben also serves on the Multnomah Bar Association's Court Liaison Committee. In his remaining spare time, Ben and his family seek out the best places in the Northwest to hike, bike, and run.


  • Key Employment Law Impacts of the Enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act - Bullard Alert, April 2020
  • BOLI Creates Emergency Exception to Maximum Working Hours in Certain Manufacturing Establishments - Bullard Alert, March 2020
  • Gov. Brown Issues Executive Order "Stay Home, Save Lives" - Bullard Alert, March 2020


  • Oregon Legislature Updates Equal Pay Act; Additional Changes to Administrative Rules Appear Likely - Bullard Alert, August 2019
  • SCOTUS to Decide Whether Title VII Protections Extend to Gay and Transgender Employees - Bullard Alert, April 2019
  • Equal Pay Act Action by SCOTUS - Bullard Alert, February 2019


  • Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries Publishes Final rules in Advance of the Oregon Equal Pay Act's January 1, 2019 Effective Date - Bullard Alert, December 2018
  • BOLI Issues Final Administrative Rules on Predictive Scheduling - Bullard Alert, June 2018
  • Ninth Circuit: salary history is no longer a valid defense to Equal Pay Act claims - Bullard Alert, April 2018


  • New Timeframes for Responding to Public Records Requests - Bullard Alert, December 2017
  • Governor Signs Oregon's "Predictive Scheduling" Law - Bullard Alert, August 2017
  • Oregon Legislature Considers “Predictive Scheduling” Law - Bullard Alert, February 2017 and SHRM, March, 2017


  • The Hiring Process: New Restrictions in Oregon - Oregon Business Magazine, September 2016
  • Portland Ban the Box Ordinance Goes Into Effect July 1, 2016 - Bullard Alert, June 2016
  • Ninth Circuit Allows Tip Pooling Rules to Extend to All Employers - Bullard Alert, March 2016


  • Portland to Implement Ban the Box - Bullard Alert, December 2015
  • That’s A Wrap - Key Employment Bills Passed During Oregon’s 2015 Legislative Session - Bullard Alert, July 2015


  • Conflicting Performance Evaluations Can Interfere with Performance-Based Terminations - Society for Human Resource Management, July 2014
  • Supreme Court Holds that First Amendment Free Speech Rights Apply to a Public Employee Who Provides Sworn Testimony Outside the Scope of His/Her Job - Bullard Alert, June 2014
  • ALJ Finds Oregon Public Employer Violated Veterans' Preference Law by Failing to Grant a Preference to a Covered Veteran at Every Stage of the Hiring Process - Bullard Alert, April 2014


  • Illinois Federal Criminal Practice Supplement (Warrants and Motions to Suppress), 2014 Supplement
  • Constitutional, Political, and Philosophical Struggle: Measure 37 and the Oregon Urban Growth Boundary Controversy, 9 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 595 (2007)


  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements - BOLI 35th Annual Employment Law Conference, November 2019
  • Legislative Update - Bullard Law Annual Briefing, October 2019


  • Managing State Leave & Pay Laws - Bullard Law Workshop, September 2018
  • Oregon Equal Pay Act - Bullard Law Workshop, August 2018


  • Employment Law for Small Businesses - Portland Business Alliance Small Business Council Meeting, September 2017
  • Predictive Scheduling and Changes in Overtime for Factories, Mills, and Manufacturing Establishments: What Does it Mean for You? - Bullard Workshop, April and September 2017
  • Employment Law 101: Covering the Basics for Small Businesses and Employers in Emerging Industries - Bullard Workshop, February 2017


  • New Oregon Employment Laws for 2016 + Portland’s Ban the Box Ordinance - Oregon and Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group, December 2015


  • Ethical Considerations for Land Use Lawyers - The Seminar Group, December 2013
  • Ethics  - Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, December 2013
  • Ethical Considerations - The Seminar Group’s 18 Annual Oregon Construction Law Seminar, September 2013