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Emily S. B. Fullerton

Emily S. B. Fullerton

Associate

Expertise

  • Employee Benefits
  • Business and Corporate
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business Transitions

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

Emily Fullerton serves clients ranging from individuals to international corporations across multiple industries. Emily focuses her practice on all manner of litigation, with experience representing her client’s interests in matters including contract, employment, and insurance disputes, and even civil stalking orders. In law school, Emily gained practical experience in both federal and state courts. She clerked for the Honorable Marco Hernandez at the United States District Court of Oregon, drafting legal opinions on matters ranging from selective prosecution claims to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Emily also served as a clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland, where she researched and drafted legal memoranda on topics including constructive possession and conspiracy, and negotiated pleas on behalf of the government for the Central Violations Bureau misdemeanor docket. At the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, Emily joined the Misdemeanor Unit as a Certified Law Student, and appeared in court daily for plea negotiations, probation violations and contested restitution hearings.

Before law school, Emily had many diverse career experiences, including working as a production artist and apparel graphic designer at companies including Nike; as an instructor of apparel graphics, public relations, and brand strategy at the Art Institute of Portland; and many years in the food and beverage industry, with roles ranging from Bar Manager and Brand Ambassador to the Oregon Market Manager for Pernod Ricard’s portfolio of spirits.

Emily’s experience allows her to view complex matters from a unique perspective.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude (2018); Certificate in Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Art Institute of Portland, Bachelor of Science degree, Graphic Design (2004)
Areas of Practice

Business and Corporate | Business Transitions | Employee Benefits | Employment Litigation | Employment, Labor and Benefits | Financial Institutions | Labor | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Real Estate | Wage and Hour

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Researches and drafts legal memoranda and opinions, including motions for discovery, summary judgments, and court filings.
  • Represented a local general contractor in a contract dispute with an international corporation, obtaining a favorable outcome prior to trial.
  • Regularly drafts and advises on employment contracts and separation agreements for employers across multiple industries.
  • Audits and drafts employee handbooks, ensuring employer compliance with state and federal laws across multiple industries.
  • Represented local construction company in dispute with general contractor, matter proceeded to trial and client was awarded all relief requested and fees from opposing party.


Articles

  • State of Commercial Real Estate and Construction in the Pacific Northwest
  • Workplace Romance Red (Heart-Shaped) Flags
  • Valentine’s Day at the Office—Keeping Cupid off the Clock
  • Oregon Human Resources Manual (14th Edition)
  • Overview of Maintenance, Cure and Unearned Wages
  • Post-Escobar Circuit Challenges
  • Judge Nelson Speaks at Queen’s Bench Lunch on the Experience of Blacks in Oregon

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