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Education

Bar Admissions

Honors & Awards

Liani’s practice includes working with public, private, and nonprofit clients in a variety of contexts. She represents employers in litigation, having resolved hundreds of cases on behalf of employers throughout her legal career.

She works with clients to find the best resolution for each case, which may include a successful dispositive motion or a negotiated settlement before trial. For cases that do go to trial, she is an experienced litigator and is ready to take a case all the way to a jury trial when needed. Liani also provides advice and extensive training to employers on how to comply with their legal responsibilities and work with employers to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion values in the workplace. She is often hired as an external investigator to conduct investigations into sensitive and high profile matters, including sexual misconduct, ethics violations, and harassment and discrimination. She also conducts investigations under Title IX.

Liani has extensive experience working with public sector clients and continues that practice at Bullard Law. As the former General Counsel to the Oregon Office of the Governor, Liani advised on a wide range of legal issues, including employment, government transparency, First Amendment issues, public safety, and government ethics. She managed all of the Governor’s Office public records requests, the State’s most high profile litigation, and triaged the myriad of legal issues that flow through the Office of the Governor.  She understands the need to balance legal, policy, and public relations interests in decisions involving a highly scrutinized client. She also has an insider’s perspective on the expectations of outside counsel to provide efficient and effective services. Prior to working for the Governor, she spent almost a decade as an Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Chief Trial Counsel for the Oregon Department of Justice Trial Division, primarily handling employment matters. Her clients included state agencies such as the Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon’s public universities, and the Oregon State Legislature.

Liani devotes significant time to issues involving women and minorities in our community.  Liani served eight years as the Co-Chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association and is former President of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Liani also believes in investing in the next generation of lawyers through mentoring and has mentored numerous law students and lawyers, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since 2003, Willamette University College of Law and Lewis and Clark Law School have recognized Liani for her outstanding mentoring. In 2014, the Willamette University College of Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association created the “Liani J. Reeves Inspiration Award” in her honor and in recognition of the support she has provided to Oregon law students. In 2015, Liani also received the notable Oregon Women Lawyers Judge Mercedes Deiz Award for her outstanding contribution to promoting minorities in the legal profession and community. In 2019 Liani received the State of Civil Rights Forum Award for “going beyond the call of duty to promote and advocate for civil rights, for all peoples.”

Liani just finished her term as the 2020 President of the Oregon State Bar, becoming the first Asian American and first woman of color to hold that position. Business publications, local, state, national bar organizations, and other groups have recognized Liani for her commitment to the community and Oregon’s business development and growth. In 2010, Liani was selected as a recipient of The Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award that annually recognizes the 40 most accomplished, influential, and civic-minded young executives in Portland.  In 2011, the Daily Journal of Commerce tagged her as its “Up & Coming Lawyer of the Year,” and she was selected as one of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s “Best Lawyers Under 40.”

Liani is also dedicated to issues affecting Korean adoptees, as she was adopted from Korea as an infant. She speaks on issues impacting adoptees, including the importance of passing the Adoptee Citizenship Act which closes a gap for adult adoptees who came as children but whose parents failed to properly secure their citizenship. She spent the first twelve years of her life in upstate New York before her parents retired and moved to a small town on the Oregon Coast.



     

 

2021

2020

​2019

  • Oregon Workplace Fairness Act Sails Through to Law - Bullard Alert 6/21/19

2018

​2017

  • Employers can no longer seek salary history information beginning Oct. 6 – Bullard Alert 10/2/17
  • EEO-1 Pay Data Report – Reporting of Pay Data a No-Go – Bullard Alert 8/30/17
  • OSHA Injury Tracking Application Now Up and Running – Bullard Alert 8/1/17
  • Changes to Overtime Rule Appear Inevitable – Bullard Alert 7/31/17
  • Overtime Rule Salary Threshold is Dead But Issue is Not – Bullard Alert 7/6/17
  • Update: What’s Happening to 2016 Rules and Regulations with the New Administration? – Bullard Alert 6/12/17
  • Oregon Equal Pay Act Signed Into Law – Bullard Alert 6/5/17
  • Legislature Passes Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 – Bullard Alert 5/25/17

2016

  • Portland Pay Ratio Surtax Attempts to Address Income Disparities - Bullard Alert, 12/9/16
Employment Law/ Workplace Issues
  • Speaker, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a post-2020 Existence: Impacts of a Global Pandemic, George Floyd, and an Election, Human Resources Leaders of Tomorrow Virtual Conference, April 2021
  • Interviewed in “Your employer can require you to get vaccinated, but there are exceptions,” Koin 6 News, Portland, Oregon April 2021
  • Speaker, Can My Boss Make Me Get Mandatory Vaccinations in Oregon and Beyond, Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Section Webinar, April 2021
  • Speaker, New Year, New Administration, New Day: Employers Get Ready – Bullard Webinar, February 2021
  • Speaker, The Changing Workplace: How the Pandemic, Protests, Fires, and an Election Will Alter the Workplace, Special Districts Association of Oregon Virtual Conference, February 2021
  • Speaker, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a post-2020 Existence: Impacts of a Global Pandemic, George Floyd, and an Election, Lower Columbia Human Resource Management Association (LCHRMA) Webinar, February 2021
  • Speaker, Preparing for an Inauguration: A Refresher on Employees and Free Speech, Bullard Law Webinar, January 2021
  • Speaker, The COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace: What Employers Should Know, Bullard Law Webinar, January 2021
  • Interviewed in “Can Employers Require Employees to get the COVID Vaccine? Yes, with Some Exceptions,” Central Oregon Daily, December 2020
  • Speaker, The Workplace After 2020: How the Pandemic, Protests, Fires and More Will Alter the Workplace Going Forward, Bullard Law Virtual Annual Labor & Employment Law Briefing, October 27, 2020
  • Speaker, Workplace Investigations in a Post #MeToo Post-Pandemic World, Northwest Human Resources Management Association (NHRMA) Virtual Conference, September 2020
  • Speaker, The New Workplace: Harassment and Discrimination During Social Distancing and Remote Work, Bullard Law Webinar, May 2020
  • Speaker, Harassment and Discrimination in a Remote World, Lower Columbia Human Resources Management Association (LCHRMA) Webinar, May 2020
  • Speaker, Managing Employee Conduct in a Contentious Society and in Changing Times, Oregon School Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon, December 2019
  • Panelist, Immigration in the Workplace, 2019 Oregon LERA Conference, Portland, Oregon, November 2019
  • Speaker, Living in the #MeToo Moment, Bullard Law Public Sector Symposium, Portland, Oregon, April 2019
  • Speaker, Handling Workplace Investigations, Lower Columbia Human Resources Management Association (LCHRMA), Astoria, Oregon, March 2019
  • Panelist, Employers and Employees Beware: I-9 Audits and Raids, Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Section CLE, Portland, Oregon, September 2018
  • Panelist, Employer Know Your Rights: ICE Raids, I-9 Audits & Succession Planning, Small Business Legal Clinic Employer Training, Portland, Oregon, September 2018
  • Speaker, Rolling Forward, Rolling Back: The Ever Changing Legal Landscape for Employers, Northwest Human Resources Management Association Conference, Tacoma, Washington, September 2018
  • Panelist, Restaurant Industry Know-Your-Rights Training for Managers and Owners: I-9 Inspections and ICE Raids, Portland, Oregon, August 2018
  • Speaker, Hashtags, Bumper Stickers, and Other Speech: When is a Public Employee’s Speech Protected?, Bullard Law Public Sector Symposium, Portland, Oregon, May 2018
  • Speaker, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Ever Changing Landscape of LGBT Rights, IPMA-HR Conference, Sacramento, California, April 2018
  • Speaker, Best Practices for Handling Complex Workplace Investigations, Oregon Employment Council of Washington County, Beaverton, Oregon, April 2018
  • Speaker, Preparing for and Responding to #MeToo, Lower Columbia River Human Resources Management Association (LCHRMA), Astoria, Oregon, March 2018
  • Speaker, Case Law Update, Bullard Law Annual Labor & Employment Law Briefing, Portland, Oregon, October 2017
  • Panelist, Employer Know Your Rights: ICE Raids, I-9 Audits & Succession Planning, Small Business Legal Clinic Employer Training, Portland, Oregon, September 2017
  • Panelist, Employer Know Your Rights: ICE Raids, I-9 Audits & Succession Planning, Small Business Legal Clinic Employer Training, Vancouver, Washington, June 2017
  • Speaker, Developing Strategies for Transgender Employees and Clients, Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Annual  Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, June 2017
  • Speaker, Hot Topics in Employment, Coos County SHRM Networking and Training Luncheon, North Bend, Oregon, May 2017
  • Speaker, Whistleblowers: Friend or Foe?, Bullard Law Public Sector Symposium, Portland, Oregon, May 2017
  • Speaker, Strategies for LGBT Employees and Customers, RIMS ’17 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2017
  • Panelist, Employer Know Your Rights: ICE Raids, I-9 Audits & Succession Planning, Small Business Legal Clinic Employer Training, Portland, Oregon, April 2017
  • Panelist, Employer Know Your Rights: ICE Raids, I-9 Audits & Succession Planning, Small Business Legal Clinic Employer Training, Portland, Oregon, March 2017
  • Speaker, Employment Law Update: What You Need to Know, Lower Columbia Human Resources Management Association (LCHRMA), Astoria, Oregon, March 2017
  • Speaker, “Diversity and Inclusion” More Than Just Buzz Words, NW Human Resources Management Association Conference (NHRMA), Bellevue, Washington, September 2016
  • Speaker, Riding the Wave to a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace, 2016 Western Region IPMA-HR Annual Conference, San Diego, California, April 2016
  • Speaker, Developing Strategies for Transgender Employees, RIMS ’16 Annual Conference, San Diego, California, April 2016
  • Speaker, Recent Local, State and Federal Legislative Developments, Bullard Law Annual Labor & Employment Law Briefing, Portland, Oregon, October 2015
  • Speaker, More Than Just Buzz Words, Bullard Law Workshop, Portland, Oregon, August 2015
  • Speaker, Employers Beware: Cautionary Tales from the Courts, Bullard Law Workshop, Portland, Oregon, August 2015
  • Panelist, How to Combat Bias in the Workplace by Developing Sponsors, Building Networks, and Cultivating Power, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Annual Convention, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 7, 2014
  • Panelist, Microinequity in the Workplace—Identifying Modern Workplace Discrimination, Oregon State Bar CLE on Evolving Issues of Labor and Employment Law in the Modern Workplace, Portland, Oregon, October 2012
  • Speaker, Governor’s Office Training on Preventing & Minimizing Exposure to Labor & Employment Claims, Salem, Oregon, November 2010
  • Speaker, “I did everything right but I got sued anyway!” – The Truth About Employment Lawsuits, Portland Human Resource Management Association, Diversity and Inclusion Special Interest Group, Portland, Oregon, May 2010
  • Speaker, Governor’s Office Training on Preventing & Minimizing Exposure to Labor & Employment Claims, Salem, Oregon, March 2010
  • Speaker, Governor’s Office Training on Preventing & Minimizing Exposure to Labor & Employment Claims, Salem, Oregon, October 2009
  • Speaker, Dept. of Transportation Training on Workplace Harassment, Portland, Oregon, August 2009
  • Speaker, Bureau of Labor and Industries Training on Documentation, Discipline and Discharge, Salem, Oregon, July 2009
  • Speaker, Governor’s Office Training on Employment Litigation Trends, Salem, Oregon, April 2009
  • Speaker, Department of Transportation Training on Workplace Harassment, Salem, Oregon, October 2008
  • Speaker, Statutory Whistleblowing Claims, Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section CLE, Portland, Oregon, October 2008
  • Speaker, Department of Administrative Services Risk Management Seminar, Employment Practice Liability Update, Salem, Oregon, October 2006

Higher Education/Title IX
  • Speaker, Let’s Play Ball! Title IX Athletics, Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE) Day, Salem, Oregon, April 2019
  • Speaker, Living in the #MeToo Moment: What's Trending in Sexual Harassment, Greater Oregon Higher Education Recruitment Council (HECC), Portland, Oregon, January 2018
  • Speaker, Oregon Equal Pay Act: What Does This Mean to Higher Education?, Greater Oregon Higher Education Recruitment Council (HECC), Portland, Oregon, January 2018
  • Moderator, Sexual Assault on Campus, Sexual Assault Coalition Law and Public Policy Colloquium, Portland, Oregon, June 2004

Government Law/ Practice
  • Speaker, Handling High Profile Litigation for Government Clients, Vermont Attorney General’s Office Webinar, October 2020
  • Speaker, Systemic, Structural, and Institutional Racism: What is Government’s Role in the Conversation?, Bullard Law Public Sector Symposium Webinar, July 2020
  • Speaker, Best Practices for Government Lawyers: Managing High Profile Litigation While Minding Ethics Rules, American Bar Association Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Webinar, July 2020
  • Speaker, The Calm in the Storm: The Government Lawyer’s Role in Managing Crisis, Utah Municipal Attorneys Association, St. George, Utah, May 2018
  • Moderator, Don’t Like the Law? Go Fix It!, Multnomah Bar Association CLE, Portland, Oregon, September 2017
  • Speaker, Managing High Profile Litigation: Best Practices for Government Lawyers, American Bar Association Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Webinar, March 2017
  • Speaker, Advice and Words of Wisdom from a Former General Counsel, National Governors Association Legal Counsels Seminar, Rapid City, South Dakota, August 2016
  • Speaker, Public Records Requests Training for State Agencies, Salem, Oregon, August 2014
  • Panelist, Now That We Are Clients, Oregon Department of Justice Client CLE, Salem, Oregon, June 2013
  • Presenter and Facilitator, Organizing, Staffing and Operating Your Office, National Governors Association Management Seminar, Denver, Colorado, August 2012
  • Panelist, Government Law Presentation, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association CLE Series, Portland, Oregon, June 2012
  • Speaker, Public Sector Law: The Skinny from Behind the Scenes in Oregon, Fisher & Phillips, Portland, Oregon, October 2011
  • Speaker, Agency Record Management, Department of Administrative Services Risk Management Seminar, Salem, Oregon, October 2006

Litigation/Electronic Discovery
  • Panelist, Legal Writing Tips, American Bar Association Midyear Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2019
  • Moderator and Panelist, When the Stakes are High: The Lawyer’s Role in Managing Crisis, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Western Regional Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 2018
  • Speaker, Handling High Profile Litigation, Western Region IPMA Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2017
  • Speaker, Handling High Profile Litigation, Bullard Law Public Sector Symposium, Portland, Oregon, April 2016
  • Panelist, Deposition Skills: Points and Pitfalls for Government and Private Lawyers, American Bar Association Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Webinar, April 2016
  • Panelist, Deposition Skills Practicum: Points and Pitfalls for Government and Private Lawyers, American Bar Association Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, ABA Mid-Year Conference, San Diego, California, February 2016
  • Panel Organizer and Moderator, Asian Americans in the Courtroom, National Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Western Regional Conference, Oregon, June 2011
  • Speaker, Electronically Stored Information, Litigation Holds, and Sanctions, Oh My! Increased Burdens, Costs, and Risks in an Electronic World, Oregon State Bar Civil Rights CLE on Successfully Litigating a Civil Rights Claim, Tigard, Oregon, October 2010
  • Speaker, Electronic Discovery and the Public Records Law, Oregon Community and Housing Services, Salem, Oregon, December 2009
  • Speaker, Department of Justice CLE on Ethics in Electronic Discovery, Salem, Oregon, December 2009
  • Speaker, Department of Administrative Services Electronic Discovery Training, Salem, Oregon, November 2009
  • Speaker, Department of Justice Trial Practice Workshop, Salem, Oregon, October 2009
  • Speaker, Presentation on Electronic Discovery, Department of Administrative Services Risk Management Advisory Council Claims Reduction Group, Salem, Oregon, September 2009
  • Speaker, Department of Justice CLE on Electronic Discovery, Salem, Oregon, July 2009
  • Speaker, Department of Corrections Training on Electronic Discovery, Salem, Oregon, January  2009
  • Speaker, Department of Human Services Training on Electronic Discovery, Salem, Oregon, January 2009
  • Speaker, Department of Administrative Services Electronic Discovery Training, Salem, Oregon, September 2008

Adoption/ Adoptee Issues 
  • Panelist, Abandoned Once, Abandoned Twice: American Adoptees Falling Through the Cracks, Portland, Oregon, January 11, 2020
  • Speaker, Interracial Adoption, East Salem Rotary Club, Red Lion, Salem, Oregon, January 2013
  • Speaker, Interracial Adopted Children, Chinese Cultural Heritage Camp, Silverton, Oregon, June 2010
  • Speaker, Interracial Adopted Children, Chinese Cultural Heritage Camp, Silverton, Oregon, June 2009
  • Speaker, Interracial Adopted Children, Chinese Cultural Heritage Camp, Silverton, Oregon, June 2006
  • Speaker, Adoptees and Identity, Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 2004

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Speaker, Perpetual Foreigner to Model Minority: A Discussion About the AAPI Experience in America, Oregon Health and Sciences University Nursing School, April 2021
  • Speaker, We Want to Understand: The History & Current Realities of Asian Communities, Russell Investments Speaker Series, April 2021
  • Moderator and Speaker, The Enduring Hate Against AAPIs, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon and Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association Virtual Panel, March 2021
  • Speaker, An Asian Woman and White Man Walk Into a Bar--A Conversation About Race, Gender and Allyship in the Oregon State Bar, Oregon State Bar CLE Webinar, November 2020 (available at www.osbar.org)
  • Speaker, Avocado Toast and “OK, Boomer!” How to Talk to Each Other and Leverage a Multi-Generational Profession, Oregon State Bar CLE Webinar, July 2020 (available at www.osbar.org)
  • Guest Lecturer, Race and the Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, March 2019
  • Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion – the Risks and Opportunities, RIMS Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 2018
  • Moderator, Religion and Community, Korean American Coalition National Convention, Portland, Oregon, September 2017
  • Table Moderator, Implicit Bias CLE, Portland, Oregon, January 2016
  • Panelist, Race in the Rotunda: Promoting and Monitoring Minority Interests in the Legislature, Oregon State Bar Diversity Section, Salem, Oregon, June 2015
  • Guest Lecturer, Race and the Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, February 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Race, Gender and Ethics in the Law, Professional Responsibility Class, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, June 2011
  • Speaker, The Right of the Asian American Vote, Asian Pacific American Voter Education Summit, Salem, Oregon, September 2010
  • Panelist, Race and Social Justice, Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs Update, Department of Human Services Statewide Diversity Conference, Salem, Oregon, September 2010
  • Speaker, Race, Sex and Class: Not In My Practice? Department of Justice Access to Justice CLE, Salem, Oregon, April 2010
  • Keynote Speaker, The History of Asians in America, Filipino American Association of Portland and Vicinity, Inc. Golden Anniversary, Portland, Oregon, March 2009
  • Panel Member, Asians in State Government, Asian American Journalists Association Presentation, Oregon State Capitol, Salem, Oregon, February 2009
  • Participant, United States v. Min Yasui Trial Re-Enactment, Oregon Reads, Lake Oswego, Oregon, February 2009
  • Speaker, Women’s Equality Day Panel, State of Oregon Affirmative Action Training, Salem, Oregon, June 2007
  • Speaker, Women’s Month Panel, MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, Woodburn, Oregon, March 2007
  • Speaker, Working with Communities of Color in Oregon, Presentation to Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, Oregon, July 2006
  • Speaker, The History of Hate Crimes Against Asian Pacific Americans, Hate Crimes Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 2006
  • Speaker, The History of Asian Pacific Islanders in Oregon, State of Oregon Affirmative Action Training, Salem, Oregon, April 2006
  • Speaker, Working with Asian Clients, Legal Aid Services of Oregon Manager Training, Portland, Oregon, November 2005
  • Keynote Speaker, Mending the Bridges Within, Korean American Citizens League Reception, Portland, Oregon, June 2005
  • Interviewee, On Principle: Thoughts on American Democracy, Oregon Council for the Humanities Public Radio Series, Portland, Oregon, 2005
  • Speaker, Asian Women in the Law, Asian Women’s Leadership Panel, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, December 2004
  • Speaker, Who are Korean Americans and What are Our Political Issues?, Korean American Voters Alliance 2004 Convention, Seattle, Washington, October 2004
  • Speaker, Sun Gu Ja: A Century of Korean Pioneers, Movie Premiere and Speaker’s Panel, Portland, Oregon, July 2004
  • Facilitator and Speaker, The Importance of Brown v. Board of Education, Law Day 2004, Ockley Green Middle School, Portland, Oregon, April 2004
  • Keynote Speaker, Civil Rights Today, Korean American Citizens League Inaugural Reception, Portland, Oregon, April 2004
  • Speaker, Leaders’ Roundtable – Why is Diversity a Compelling Interest?, After Grutter: Affirmative Action and Our Compelling Interests in Diversity, Center on Diversity and Community, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, October 2003

Ethics
  • Panelist, Ethical Considerations in Government Employment, American Bar Association Midyear Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2019
  • Panelist, Ethical Considerations in Government Employment, American Bar Association Annual Convention, New York, New York, August 2017
  • Speaker, It All Starts Here: Introduction to Professionalism and Ethics, Oregon State Bar Opportunities for Law in Oregon, Salem, Oregon, August 2017
  • Panelist, Ethical Red Flags in the Public Sector: Responsibilities, Conflicts and More, American Bar Association Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division Webinar, October 2015
  • Speaker, It’s Never Too Early (Or Late): Choices About Professionalism and Impacts on a Lifelong Career, Oregon New Lawyers Division, Salem, Oregon, September 2013
  • Guest Speaker, Race, Gender and Ethics in the Law, Professional Responsibility Class, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, June 2011
  • Guest Speaker, Race, Gender and Ethics in the Law, Professional Responsibility Class, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, July 2010
  • Guest Speaker, Race, Gender and Ethics in the Law, Professional Responsibility Class, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, October 2009
  • Guest Speaker, Race, Gender and Ethics in the Law, Professional Responsibility Class, Willamette University College of Law, March 2009

Judicial Appointment Process
  • Speaker, Judicial Selection, The National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, October 2019
  • Panelist, Road to the Bench, Mary Leonard Law Society, Salem, Oregon, May 2013
  • Speaker, Demystifying the Judicial Appointment Process, Oregon Judicial Diversity Coalition, Portland, Oregon, April 2013
  • Speaker, Oregon Women Lawyers Road to the Bench, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, November 2011
  • Guest Speaker, Governor’s Judicial Appointments, Mary Leonard Law Society Luncheon, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, May 2011
  • Guest Speaker, Governor’s Judicial Appointments, Oregon Minority Lawyers Association Reception, Portland, Oregon, April 2011
Tribal Issues  
  • Speaker, Tribal and Native American Issues, National Governor’s Association Management Seminar for Governors’ Legal Counsels, Burlington, Vermont, September 2013
  • Panelist, Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians Convention, Umatilla Indian Reservation, September 2012
  • Moderator, 2011 Government-to-Government Tribal-State Annual Summit, Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, Oregon, November 2012
  • Speaker, Annual Governor’s Interstate Indian Council Conference, Portland, Oregon, November 2011
  • Speaker, National Congress of American Indians Convention, Portland, Oregon, October 2011
Crime Victim Rights/Violence Against Women
  • To Report or Not - Attorney General Sexual Assault Task Force SART Training, June 2007
  • Serving Victims of Sex Trafficking - Lewis & Clark Law School Crime Victim Litigation Clinic, April 2007
  • Serving Victims of Sex Trafficking - Lewis & Clark Law School Crime Victim Litigation Clinic, October 2006
  • Serving Victims of Sex Trafficking - Lewis & Clark Law School Crime Victim Litigation Clinic, April 2006
  • Beyond the Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Protecting Victims of Sex Trafficking with Broader Victims’ Rights - Catholic Charities Anti-Human Trafficking Training, July and September 2005
  • Changing the Legal Landscape: Using Impact Litigation - National Crime Victim Law and Litigation Conference, June 2005
  • The Intersection Between the Crime Victim Rights Movement and the Anti-rape Movement - Oregon Attorney General’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Advocate Training, August 2004
  • New Sexual Assault Research: Gendered Human Rights Violations - National Crime Victim Law and Litigation Conference, June 2004
  • Working with State Attorneys General on Victim Appeals - National Crime Victim Law and Litigation Conference, June 2004
  • Gendered Human Rights Violations: How Survivors of Rape and Trafficking Can Use International Human Rights Law in the Civil and Criminal Courts of the United States to Obtain Justice and Create a Normative Feminist Jurisprudence - Annual Gender Studies Symposium, Lewis & Clark College, March 2004
Tribal Issues
  • Tribal and Native American Issues - National Governor’s Association Management Seminar for Governors’ Legal Counsels, September 2013
  • Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians Convention - Umatilla Indian Reservation, September 2012
  • Government-to-Government Tribal-State Annual Summit - Chinook Winds Casino, November 2012
  • Annual Governor’s Interstate Indian Council Conference, November 2011
  • National Congress of American Indians Convention, October 2011

Crime Victim Rights/Violence Against Women  
  • Guest Lecturer, Working with Crime Victims, Lewis & Clark Law School Crime Victim Rights Class, Portland, Oregon, February 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, To Report or Not, Attorney General Sexual Assault Task Force SART Training, Eugene, Oregon, June 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, Serving Victims of Sex Trafficking, Lewis & Clark Law School Crime Victim Litigation Clinic, Portland, Oregon, April 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, Serving Victims of Sex Trafficking, Lewis & Clark Law School Crime Victim Litigation Clinic, Portland, Oregon, October 2006
  • Speaker, Adding Gender + Race: The Exoticism of Asian American Women, Hate Crimes Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 2006
  • Guest Lecturer, Serving Victims of Sex Trafficking, Lewis & Clark Law School Crime Victim Litigation Clinic, Portland, Oregon, April 2006
  • Speaker, Beyond the Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Protecting Victims of Sex Trafficking with Broader Victims’ Rights, Catholic Charities Anti-Human Trafficking Training, Portland, Oregon, September 2005
  • Speaker, Beyond the Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Protecting Victims of Sex Trafficking with Broader Victims’ Rights, Catholic Charities Anti-Human Trafficking Training, Portland, Oregon, July 2005
  • Speaker, Changing the Legal Landscape: Using Impact Litigation, National Crime Victim Law and Litigation Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 2005
  • Speaker, The Intersection Between the Crime Victim Rights Movement and the Anti-Rape Movement, Oregon Attorney General’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Advocate Training, Redmond, Oregon, August 2004
  • Speaker, New Sexual Assault Research: Gendered Human Rights Violations, National Crime Victim Law and Litigation Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 2004
  • Speaker, Working with State Attorneys General on Victim Appeals, National Crime Victim Law and Litigation Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 2004
  • Speaker, Gendered Human Rights Violations: How Survivors of Rape and Trafficking Can Use International Human Rights Law in the Civil and Criminal Courts of the United States to Obtain Justice and Create a Normative Feminist Jurisprudence, 23rd Annual Gender Studies Symposium, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, March 2004
Mentoring/Professional Development  
  • Portland Business Journal Women of Influence Roundtable, April 8, 2021
  • Panelist, Making the Most of the Leadership Moment, American Bar Association Bar Leaders Institute Webinar, March 2021
  • “Thought Leader Forum: Women Lead,” Portland Business Journal, February 2021
  • Panelist, Transitioning Bar Leadership to the Local, Regional, and National Levels, Collaborative Leadership Bar Academy Webinar, December 2020
  • Moderator and Panelist, Keeping Yourself in the Game, Lewis & Clark Law School OAPABA Webinar for Law Students, November 2020
  • Moderator and Panelist, Keeping Yourself in the Game, University of Oregon School of Law OAPABA Webinar for Law Students, November 2020
  • Speaker, Opportunities at the American Bar Association, University of Oregon Webinar, November 2020
  • Panelist, The Art of Possible, Webinar, October 2020
  • Speaker, I’ve Been F’d: Furloughed, Fired, and Foiled, Oregon Women Lawyers Webinar, September 2020
  • Speaker, Leadership and Skills Development through Board Service, OAPABA Webinar, July 2020
  • Troutman Sanders Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Discussion with Román Herndández and Liani Reeves, May 2020
  • Speaker, The Path to Partnership: With COVID-19’s Economic Effects, Do I Even Still Want to Be Partner?, OAPABA Webinar, May 2020
  • Speaker, Asian American Women Leadership Panel, San Diego, January 2020
  • Speaker, Legal and Ethical Considerations of Board Service, Portland Business Alliance, Portland, Oregon, January 2020
  • Moderator and Panelist, Keeping Yourself in the Game, Lewis & Clark Law School OAPABA Workshop for Law Students, Portland, Oregon, February 2019
  • Moderator and Panelist, Oregon Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, November 2018
  • Moderator and Panelist, Keeping Yourself in the Game, Willamette University OAPABA Workshop for Law Students, Salem, Oregon, October 2018
  • Moderator and Panelist, American Bar Association Government Law Practice Panel, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, October 2018
  • Moderator and Panelist, American Bar Association Government Law Practice Panel, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, February 2018
  • Moderator and Panelist, Keeping Yourself in the Game, University of Oregon OAPABA Workshop for Law Students, Eugene, Oregon, January 2018
  • Moderator and Panelist, Project Runway: OAPABA Style, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Portland, Oregon, September 2017
  • Moderator and Panelist, American Bar Association Government Law Practice Panel, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, October 2015
  • Moderator and Panelist, American Bar Association Government Law Practice Panel, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, September 2015
  • Panelist, Public Speaking CLE and Workshop, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Portland, Oregon, September 2015
  • Panelist, The Importance of Networking, Oregon State Bar Diversity & Inclusion OLIO, Hood River, Oregon, August 2015
  • Panelist and Moderator, Defining Your “IMAGE”? Fit, Authenticity and Image in the Legal Profession and A Discussion About Race: Does Race Matter? Should Race Matter?, Inspiring Minority Attorneys Toward Growth and Excellence, Oregon Minority Lawyers Association IMAGE Program, Oregon City, Oregon, June 2015
  • Guest Speaker, The Power of a Law Degree, Street Law Class Celebration Lunch, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, February 2015
  • Panelist, Career Presentations, Oregon State Bar Diversity & Inclusion OLIO Employment Retreat, Tigard, Oregon, January 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association Annual Convention, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 2014
  • Panelist, Challenges and Successes of being an Asian Pacific American Attorney in Oregon, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, November, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, November 2014
  • Moderator and Panelist, American Bar Association Government Law Practice Panel, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, October 2014
  • Moderator and Panelist, American Bar Association Government Law Practice Panel, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, October 2014
  • Keynote Speaker, Oregon State Bar Opportunities for Law in Oregon Diversity & Inclusion Spring Social, Salem, Oregon, April 2014
  • Guest Speaker, The Power of a Law Degree, Street Law Class Celebration Lunch, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, February 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, Lawmaking Class, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, February 2014
  • Panelist, Work Life Balance, Mary Leonard Law Society, Salem, Oregon, February 2014
  • Panelist, Challenges and Successes of being an Asian Pacific American Attorney in Oregon, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, November 2013
  • Panelist, Asian Pacific Americans in Public Interest Law, National Asian Pacific American Law Students Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, November 2013
  • Moderator, Lessons Learned: Overcoming Stereotypes in the Practice of Law, Oregon Minority Lawyers Association IMAGE Program, Portland, Oregon, October 2013
  • Panelist, Women in the Law, Oregon Department of Justice Diversity CLE, Salem, Oregon, August 2013
  • Key Note Speaker, Oregon Girls’ State, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, June 2013
  • Career Day Presenter, Harrison Park Elementary School, Portland, Oregon, June 2013
  • Key Note Speaker, Explore the Law Program, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, May 2013
  • Panelist and Moderator, Defining Your “IMAGE”? Fit, Authenticity and Image in the Legal Profession and A Discussion About Race: Does Race Matter? Should Race Matter?, Inspiring Minority Attorneys Toward Growth and Excellence, Oregon Minority Lawyers Association IMAGE Program, Oregon City, Oregon, May 2013
  • Speaker, Rose Festival Princesses, Portland, Oregon, May 2013
  • Panelist, Breaking Ceilings: Perspectives from Korean American Women Lawyers, Korean American Bar Association CLE, San Diego, California, March 2013
  • Guest Speaker, Government Practice, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, March 2013
  • Guest Speaker, The Power of a Law Degree, Street Law Class Celebration Lunch, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, March 2013
  • Guest Lecturer, Lawmaking Class, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, February 2013
  • Key Note Speaker, Portland Community College Asian New Year’s Event, Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon, February 2013
  • Panelist, Asian Youth Leadership Conference Panel, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon, January 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, Chinese American Citizens Alliance Graduation Dinner, Portland, Oregon, June 2012
  • Guest Speaker, The Power of a Law Degree, Street Law Class Celebration Lunch, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, February 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Lawmaking Class, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, January 2012
  • Speaker, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association Judges Reception, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon November 2011
  • Organizer & Speaker, How the Game is Played—Surviving, Thriving and Maintaining Authenticity in Your Practice of Law, Oregon Convocation on Equality, Oregon, November 2011
  • Key Note Speaker, Opportunities for Law in Oregon (OLIO), Hood River, Oregon, August 2011
  • Guest Lecturer, Lawmaking Class, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, April 2011
  • Panelist, Government Employment, Federal Bar Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, April 2011
  • Panelist, Women’s Month Panel, Oak Creek Girls Youth Correctional Facility, Albany, Oregon, March 2011
  • Featured Speaker, Oregon State Bar Mentoring Video, March 2011, available at http://www.osbar.org/programs/mentoring
  • Panel Member, Social Networking, Oregon State Bar Opportunities for Law in Oregon, Hood River, Oregon, August 2010
  • Speaker, Government Law Employment Opportunities, Oregon State Bar Opportunities for Law in Oregon, Hood River, Oregon, August 2010
  • Panelist, Government Employment, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, August 2010
  • Keynote Speaker, Connecting Tomorrow’s Leaders, Asian American Youth Leadership Conference, Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, May 2010
  • Guest Speaker, The Power of  Law Degree, Street Law Class Celebration Lunch, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, March 2010
  • Panel Moderator, Road to Public Service, Oregon Minority Lawyers Association CLE, Portland, Oregon, November 2009
  • Guest Speaker, The Power of a Law Degree, Street Law Class Celebration Lunch, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, March 2009
  • Guest Instructor, The First Amendment and Free Speech Rights, Street Law Class, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon, January 2009
  • Panel Moderator, Life Long Career Lessons for Your Benefit, Oregon State Bar Affirmative Action Program Employment Retreat, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, January 2009
  • Speaker, With Grit and By Grace: Breaking Trails in Politics and Law, Oregon Women Lawyers Spring 2008 Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 2008
Other  
  • Moderator, Role of Data in Healthcare Innovation: From Bench to Bedside to Community and Back, Conference on Healthcare Innovation: Improving Healthcare Value by Increasing Quality and Decreasing Cost, Chicago, Illinois, May 2014