Carolyn Walker is a partner of the firm practicing in the Labor and Employment group. She has extensive experience litigating and counseling clients on a wide variety of employment matters including retaliation; wrongful discharge claims based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age and religion; FMLA and state leave laws; sexual and racial harassment; disability discrimination; discipline and discharge; wage and hour; breaches of employment contracts; and other claims arising in the employment context.
Additionally, Carolyn investigates complaints of harassment and discrimination and responds to governmental agency complaints filed against employers. She has represented clients in jury trials, in arbitrations and mediations, and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. Carolyn represents employers across all industries, with a special concentration in the areas of health care, higher education, agriculture and energy.
Before Joining Stoel Rives, Carolyn was Of Counsel, Vantage Legal Solutions, LLC, Chicago, Illinois (2006‑2008); vice president of Business and Legal Operations, Cosmic Knits, Inc., Portland, Oregon (2005‑2007); shareholder (2000‑2005) and associate (1997‑1999), Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, LLP, Portland, Oregon; associate, Lindow & Treat, LLP, San Antonio, Texas (1996‑1997); associate, Jones Kurth & Treat, PC, San Antonio, Texas (1992‑1996); associate, Fulbright & Jaworski, San Antonio, Texas (1991‑1992); and systems analyst, Chrysler Motors Corporation (1986‑1988).