About Susan K. Eggum

Publications over last several decades

  • What Oregon Producers Need to Know Before Their Bump Arrives,” Cannabis Law Report (May 2017)
  • Post-Election Workplace Challenges for the Employer and Employee,” Oregon Business magazine (March 2017)
  • Title VII and Islamophobia: Maintaining Compliance,” Oregon Business magazine (February 2016)
  • Colleges Climbing the Learning Curve: Sexual Violence,” Oregon Business magazine (August/September 2015)
  • Banking on Your Executive’s Compliance With the Trade Secrets Law,” Banking Matters magazine (Fall 2014)
  • Check Your C-Suite Employee at the Door — Managing Competitor Misconduct,” Oregon Business magazine (October 2014)
  • The California Myth About Non-Compete Agreements,” Oregon Business magazine (September 2014)
  • Non-Competes: The California Myth,” Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal (Summer 2014)
  • A Case in Point: When and How to Use Non-Compete Agreements for Bank Executives and Key Managers,” Oregon Bankers Association’s Banking Matters magazine (Spring 2014)
  • Clackamas County Tagged Over Firing,” The Oregonian, Quoted (March 16, 2014)
  • Employees Claimed County Paid Contractor Twice for the Same Work,” The Oregonian, Quoted (March 13, 2014)
  • Recent Court Decisions Shine a Renewed Light on the Desirability of Employee Arbitration Agreements,” Oregon Business magazine, Co-author (October 2013)
  • The Next Four Years: The LGBT Community and the New Normal,” Oregon Business magazine (March 2013)
  • EEOC Vote Approving Class-Based Initiatives: What Employers Need to Know,” Oregon Bankers Association’s Banking Matters magazine (Winter 2013)
  • EEOC Anticipates Class-Wide Actions Over Discrimination,” Portland Business Journal (November 2, 2012)
  • Oregon’s Erosion of the Non-compete Agreement,” IADC Committee Newsletter (June 2010)
  • Non-compete Agreement Caveat,” Ask the Expert column, Portland Business Journal (June 2009)
  • Covenants Not to Compete,” Ask the Expert column, Portland Business Journal (June 2009)
  • Oregon Evidence Code: Objections,” Oregon State Bar publication, Co-editor (2009)
  • Trade Secret Theft,” Ask the Expert column, Portland Business Journal (August 2009)
  • When the Employee Owes Fiduciary Duties of Loyalty to the Employer,” Oregon Business magazine (September 2008)
  • Author, “Problems in Formation,” Contract Law In Oregon, Oregon State Bar (2003)
  • Editor, “Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon,” Oregon State Bar (2002)
  • Co-Author, “Trial Practice,” Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon, Oregon State Bar (2002) 

Susan has authored for the Portland Business Journal’s labor and employment Q&A column titled “Ask the Legal Professionals

Speaking engagements over last several decades

  • Preventing Workplace Harassment,” American Institute of Architects – Portland, Future Vision 2018, May 18, 2018.
  • Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Agreements: Trends, Updates and Developments Explored,” The Knowledge Group CLE webcast (August 10, 2017)
  • Workplace Harassment: Culture Clashes, Implicit Bias and Favored Treatment,” Lane Powell’s 34th Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, Portland (April 26, 2017)
  • Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Agreements: 2017 Updates,” The Knowledge Group CLE webcast (April 24, 2017)
  • Introduction to Employment Law: Hiring, Firing, and Administrative Oversight,” Multnomah Bar Association Employment Law Fundamentals CLE seminar (September 18, 2016)
  • Best Practices Handling the Annoyed Employee and Handling the Whistleblower,” Lane Powell’s 33rd Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, Portland (April 7, 2016)
  • Protecting Trade Secrets or How Best to Manage the C-Suite Employee,” Lane Powell’s 32nd Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, Portland (April 9, 2015)
  • Introduction to Employment Law: Hiring, Firing and Administrative Oversight,” Multnomah Bar Association Employment Law Fundamentals CLE seminar (September 18, 2014)
  • Keeping Up with Marriage: Serving Your Same-Sex Couples Right,” Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School CLE seminar (June 13, 2014)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel’s Corporate Counsel College, Presenter (April 10-11, 2014)
  • Our Former Executive is Doing What?! When to Fight Over Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition,” Lane Powell’s 31st Annual Labor and Employment Seminar (April 3, 2014)
  • Objections at Trial,” Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Professional Development and Education Committee CLE (October 31, 2013)
  • What You Need to Know About the EEOC’s Vote Approving Class-Based Initiatives,” Lane Powell’s 30th Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, Portland (April 2, 2013)
  • Professional Liability Claims Against Attorneys — Responding to Claims and Minimizing Malpractice Reports,” CLE webinar (February 12, 2013)
  • Witness Examination Strategies in Employment Litigation: Best Practices for Direct and Cross-Examination of Lay, Expert and Percipient Witnesses,” CLE webinar (January 23, 2013)
  • Third-Party and Informal Discovery — Strategy and Ethical Limits,” Oregon Law Institute of Lewis and Clark’s workshop titled Pretrial Litigation Skills 101 (May 4, 2012)
  • Employers at Home and Abroad,” Employment Law and Corporate Counsel, International Association of Defense Counsel (February 2012)
  • Complex Litigation, Tips and Procedures for Trying Complex Cases,” Multnomah Bar Association (February 2012)
  • Practical Skills: Direct and Cross Examination,” Professional Liability Fund Panel Conference (August 2011)
  • Review of Recent Supreme Court Employment Law Decisions,” International Association of Defense Counsel Midyear Meeting (February 2011)
  • 2010 An Employment Odyssey: Are You Ready for a New Era?” ALFA International, Labor & Employment Conference, Moderator (2010)
  • Motions Practice in Tort Cases,” Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Tort Law Seminar (April 2010)
  • Hot Topics: The Latest Interpretations of Current Employment Law,” Sterling Education Seminar (February 2009)
  • Investigating and Resolving Alleged Employee Misconduct,” Seventh Annual Commerce Concepts Series (October, 2009)
  • Employee Lawsuits: How to Avoid Them, What to do When They Happen,” Employment in 2008: Are you Ready? Seminar (January 2008)
  • Risk Management and Litigation Strategies,” Employment Practices Liability Seminar (June 2008)
  • Covenants Not to Compete in the Global Marketplace,” ALFA International (2007)
  • Direct Examination,” Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee’s Ninth Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College (2007)
  • Cross Examination,” Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee’s Eighth Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College (2006)
  • Cross Examination Techniques,” Oregon Trial Lawyers Association’s February Meeting (2006)
  • 2005 Annual Employment Law Update: Retaliation Claims,” Oregon Law Institute, Panelist (2005)
  • Sexual Discrimination Claims in Oregon,” Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Conference (2005)
  • Trial Tips,” Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (2005)
  • Depositions,” Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (2004)
  • Direct Examination,” Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee’s Fifth Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College (2003)
  • Voir Dire,” Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee’s Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College (2002, 2004 and 2005)
  • Employment Law Advice and Litigation Update: Advising Clients on Employment Law Issues in a Transitioning Economy,” Oregon Law Institute, Panelist (2002)
  • Employment Law Advice and Litigation Update: This Time it’s Personnel,” Oregon Law Institute Seminar, Panelist (2001)
  • Employment Law Issues for Workers’ Compensation Lawyers,” Oregon State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section Meeting (2001)
  • Pretrial Preparation,” Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division on Trial Strategies, Practices and Techniques, Co-presenter with the former Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, Edwin Peterson (2001)
  • FRCP 12 Motions,” Federal Bar Association and Oregon Law Institute Federal Practice and Procedure Seminar (2000 and 2001)
  • Employment and Public Benefits,” Oregon State Bar CLE on Representing Domestic Partners (2000)
  • Evidence,” Federal Bar Association and Oregon Law Institute’s Lewis & Clark College Federal Practice and Procedure Seminar (1999)
  • Evidence,” Federal Practice and Procedure Seminar, Federal Bar Association and Oregon Law Institute (1998)
  • How To Mediate Efficiently and Effectively,” Oregon Law Institute Seminar on “The Art of Mediating: A Work Session on Mediation,” Panelist (1998)
  • Proving Damages in Business and Commercial Cases,” Oregon State Bar Seminar for “Proving and Challenging Damages” (1998)
  • Case Within a Case Analysis in Legal Malpractice Actions,” Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund (1997)
  • Evidence,” Federal Practice and Procedure Seminar, Lewis & Clark College (1997)
  • Taking the Mystery Out of Federal Practice,” Multnomah Bar Association (1997)
  • Evidence,” Federal Bar Association Annual Convention (1996)
  • Trial Motions for State and Federal Court,” Lorman Business Seminar (1996)
  • Distinctions Between State and Federal Practice,” Second Annual Litigation Institute and Retreat, Oregon State Bar CLE and OSB Litigation Section (1995)
  • Evidence,” Federal Practice and Procedure Seminary, Federal Bar Association (1995)
  • Trial Motions in State and Federal Court,” Lorman Business Seminar (1995)
  • “Differences in Federal and State Court,” Federal Litigation Seminar, Moderator (1994)
  • Discovery in Federal and State Court,” Oregon Association of Legal Secretaries, Winter Board Meeting (1994)
  • Effective Motion Practice in State and Federal Court,” Lorman Business Seminar (1993)
  • Malpractice Issues Facing Accountants and Attorneys,” Oregon State Bar/Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants Joint Committee (1993)
  • Post-Trial Motions,” Multnomah Bar Association/YLS Luncheon (1993)
  • Oregon Law of Contracts,” Portland State University, Professional Development Center, Instructor (1992)
  • ORICO,” Oregon Association of Defense Counsel/OTLA Bench and Bar Breakfast (1991)
  • Pleadings and Motion Practice,” Federal Bar Association and Northwestern Law School of Lewis and Clark (1991)
  • The Statute of Limitation Governing Section 10(b) Securities Fraud Claims,” Oregon State Bar Securities Section (1991)
  • Financial Fraud: Claims and Defenses,” Multnomah Bar Association Seminar (1990)

Interview regarding Susan Kuhnhausen murder for hire trial, KATU news Channel 2.

Interview regarding former Portland Police Chief, Derrick Foxworth’s potential race discrimination lawsuit, KGW news Channel 8.

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