Shayda Z. Le

Shayda Z. Le
Young Lawyers Division Section Member-at-Large (2020 – 2023)
Partner, Barran Liebman LLP in Portland, Oregon
Boston University School of Law, J.D. 2011

Shayda Le is a Partner at Barran Liebman LLP, where she advises businesses and higher education institutions on matters of employment litigation, employment advice, and higher education compliance. She is also experienced in complex workplace investigations and holds a certificate through the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) Training Institute. Shayda regularly provides trainings on legal compliance and changing legislation, ranging from executive leadership to staff and culture.

Shayda is active with the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. She currently serves as an Executive Committee Member and Oregon Delegate, as well as a special adviser to the Member Resources Team. Prior to her election as the Division’s Nominee to the Board of Governors, she served as Director of Marketing & Communications, Vice-Director of Membership and Marketing, District Representative for Oregon and Washington, Minority in the Profession Scholar, Vice Chair of the Labor and Employment Committee, as well as other committee appointments. She has been a member of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fundraising Committee for two years and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Locally, Shayda has served with the Multnomah Bar Association for several years. She is Immediate Past President of its Young Lawyers Section, and has served as Board Secretary, Board President, and in various other liaison and committee chair positions. As part of her commitment to justice and equity, Shayda serves on the Advisory Committee for the Campaign for Equal Justice, which is the fundraising arm for Legal Aid Services of Oregon. She has been active with the organization since 2013, having also served as Co-Chair of its Associates Committee. Shayda is a proud member of the Andisheh Center for Iranian cultural heritage and is a Past President of its Board of Directors. She has also served as an adjunct professor for graduate classes at Lewis and Clark College. Shayda serves as a mentor to undergraduate students through Portland State University’s Explore the Law Program, as well the Oregon State Bar’s New Lawyer Mentor Program.

Shayda has been listed as a “Rising Star” by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine since 2014 and was awarded by the American Bar Association as an On the Rise—Top 40 Young Lawyer in 2017. Shayda earned her B.S. at Portland State University, and her J.D. at Boston University School of Law. She is licensed to practice in Oregon, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Washington, and Massachusetts.