Michael Porter is a partner in the employment law and labor relations and education law practice groups. Since 2000, Mike has worked with public and private employers in all areas of labor and employment law. He regularly defends wage-and-hour class-actions, employment discrimination claims, and constitutional claims asserted against public entities. Mike represents employers dealing with traditional labor issues, ranging from negotiating with unions, arbitrating grievances, and representing employers in matters involving the National Labor Relations Act and the Oregon Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act. Mike’s practice also focuses on serving public school districts, private schools, and higher education institutions on issues involving employment, including tenure issues, student rights and discipline, education programs, and federal and state regulatory compliance. Mike also provides advice and counsel on these and other employment, labor, and education law issues.
Mike regularly engages in speaking engagements and provides training to clients and to industry groups. Recent and upcoming presentations include employment and education-related topics for the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, the Oregon College Oregon Chapter of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, the Oregon School Boards Association, and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators.
Established in 1873, Miller Nash is one of the Pacific Northwest's most respected multi-service business law firms. From our offices in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, our more than 150 attorneys represent our clients' interests locally and throughout the world. We serve as counsel to significant local, national, and international businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public entities. Industries represented by our firm include agriculture, banking, biotechnology, communication, construction, education, energy, food processing, forest products, government, health care, high tech, manufacturing, real estate development, retail, shipping, telecom, and utilities.
Firm Practice Areas
Admiralty and Maritime, Affordable Housing, Agricultural Cooperative Law, Appellate Practice, Aviation and Aircraft Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions, Business and Corporate, Construction Law and Litigation, Creditors, Education and Public Institutions, Emerging Business, Technology and E-Commerce, Employee Benefits, Employment Litigation, Energy and Communications, Environmental and Natural Resources, Health Care, Homeland Security, Insolvency Reorganization and Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, International Litigation and Arbitration, International Trade, Labor and Employment Land Use, Litigation Arbitration and Mediation, Native American Tribes and Organizations, Products Liability, Public Finance, Public Policy and Government, Real Estate, Securities, Securities, Corporate and Shareholder Disputes, Securities Litigation, Tax, Transportation and Utilities, Trusts Estates and Charitable Organizations.