Andrew M. Schpak
Nineteenth District, (2020 – 2023)
Co-Managing Partner, Barran Liebman LLP in Portland, Oregon
Cornell Law School, J.D., 2004
Andrew is the Co-Managing Partner at Barran Liebman LLP, where he has been exclusively representing management in employment litigation and providing advice in employment matters for over 16 years. He works with prominent Oregon companies and government entities, navigating complex employment laws and crafting strategies and solutions for employers’ success. Andrew spends the majority of his time representing clients before state and federal administrative agencies and in state and federal court proceedings.
Andrew is a newly elected member of the ABA Board of Governors, where he will represent District 19 (Oregon, South Carolina, and Iowa) through 2022-2023. He recently led the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) as its President, and previously led both the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and the MBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS). Andrew just finished a term as an At-Large Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, Reporter of the Select Committee, and as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services. Prior to his election to the Board of Governors, Andrew served as Vice-Chair of the Judicial Division Lawyers Conference, Chair of the Lawyers Conference’s Membership Committee, a member of the Law Practice Division Council, and Vice-Chair of Membership Engagement for the Law Practice Division Outreach Committee. Andrew also is a Life Fellow, former Board Member, and Co-Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
As Chair of the ABA YLD, Andrew pursued his passion for helping the homeless by developing and implementing “Project Street Youth: Young Lawyers Advocating for Homeless Youth,” which provided young lawyers across the country with the education and materials necessary to set up free legal aid clinics in their respective cities. Andrew now serves on the Board of Transition Projects, Inc., which is the largest shelter bed provider in Oregon, and provides an outlet for him to advance the organization’s mission of helping people transition from homelessness to housing. He also serves on the Advisory Committee for the Campaign for Equal Justice, which is the fundraising arm for Legal Aid Services of Oregon. He has been an active member since 2007 and is a past Co-Chair of its Associates Committee.
Andrew graduated from Reed College and received his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington state and federal courts and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and as a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) by the Society for Human Resources Management. Andrew was first listed in the Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in 2009 and has been listed as a Super Lawyer since 2013. In addition, Andrew was honored by the Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” as a leading executive and by the Multnomah Bar Association as the 2017 Mentor of the Year.