October 14, 2020 Liaison: Board of Governors

Shayda Le

Barran Liebman LLP

Shayda Le advises employers, management, and higher education institutions on a wide range of employment issues and litigation, including trade secrets, noncompetition agreements, wrongful termination, discrimination, policy review, workplace investigations, Title IX, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Shayda counsels clients with the aim of providing efficient and proactive solutions, and carries that approach into litigating claims to resolution.  She has successfully represented clients before Circuit and District Courts through all stages of employment litigation, including depositions, oral argument, mediation, and trial.  She uses her advocacy skills to argue on behalf of clients before judges and administrative agencies.  In addition, she is experienced in workplace investigations and completed a certificate through the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) Training Institute.  Shayda regularly provides trainings on compliance and changing legislation.  She recognizes that legal advice should be tailored to work hand-in-hand with the business goals and needs of each individual employer, and should suit their particular workplace.  As a result, she strives to get to know her clients and their businesses. 

Shayda is also actively engaged with the broader community.  She serves on the American Bar Association Board of Governors, and is actively involved with the ABA Young Lawyer’s Division, currently serving as a member of its Executive Committee.  She has served as an adjunct professor for graduate classes at Lewis and Clark College.  She is a Past President of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, and also served as the Board’s Delegate to the American Bar Association.  As part of her commitment to justice and equity, Shayda was a Co-Chair of the Campaign for Equal Justice, which is the fundraising arm for Legal Aid Services of Oregon.  She is also a proud member of the Andisheh Center for Iranian cultural heritage and is a Past-President of its Board of Directors.  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.