Overview

Doug Parker provides legal assistance to employers throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska in nearly all aspects of labor and employment law. He has successfully litigated numerous employment-related matters in jury trials and class actions in federal and state courts and various administrative agencies. Doug’s litigation practice includes defense of claims under:

  • Wrongful discharge
  • Retaliation
  • Wage and hour
  • Contract interference
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • State and federal leave acts
  • Non-competition/non-solicitation agreements

In addition, Doug has extensive experience handling traditional labor relations matters, including collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations and National Labor Relations Board proceedings, such as unfair labor practice and election-related proceedings.   

As a result of his considerable experience, Doug has an active labor and personnel counseling practice providing employers with practical solutions in an increasingly complex legal area.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor Law Section

Oregon State Bar

Member and Former Chair

Labor and Employment Law Section

Alaska Bar Association

Member

Washington State Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2006-2019

Awarded, Client Choice Award

International Law Office and Lexology

2014

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2003-2005, 2010-2018

Named, Super Lawyer

Alaska and Oregon

Super Lawyers

News, Analysis & Press

Employer Advice From the Perspective of Years of Labor and Employment Claims Defense Work

Inside the Minds: Resolving Employee Disputes & Litigation

October 2006

Kirchowski v. Weyerhaeuser: Strict Scrutiny of 'Decisional Unit'-Based Disclosure Requirements for ADEA Waivers

Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2

Autumn 2006

Laws Influence How Entities Can Help Employees in Need

Portland Business Journal

January 20, 2006

Speaking Engagements

DOL's Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

Anchorage, AK

February 17, 2016
DOL's Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

Portland, OR

November 4, 2015
New Employment and Labor Laws for 2015

Anchorage, AK

February 12, 2015
Creating a "Speak Up" Culture Work Shop

Anchorage, AK

June 19, 2014

Conducting Lawful Investigations in the Employment Setting

Annual Conference, State Council - Alaska SHRM, Anchorage, AK

May 13, 2014
Horses, Tattoos, Guns and DOMA...Practical Solutions for Accommodation and Leaves of Absence Issues in Today's Workplace

Anchorage, AK

November 12, 2013

Religious Discrimination, Harassment & Accommodation in the Workplace

Webinar - Alaska SHRM

November 1, 2013
Conducting Lawful Investigations in the Employment Setting

Anchorage, AK

April 18, 2013

Conducting Lawful Investigations

Annual Meeting - Alaska Medical Group Management Association, Anchorage, AK

April 3, 2013

Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements

The Seminar Group, Portland, OR

October 31, 2012
Hear the Whistle Blow: Avoiding Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims

Anchorage, AK

October 12, 2012

Managing the Employee From Hell

2012 Conference & Tradeshow - Northwest Human Resource Management Association, Anchorage, AK

October 1, 2012
Social Media and Off-Duty Conduct: What Employers Need to Know

Anchorage, AK

April 5, 2012
The Employee from Hell

Anchorage, AK

October 20, 2011

New Compliance Initiatives

Alaska Medical Group Management Association

September 10, 2010

Seven Workplace Landmines 2010

Alaska Bar Association

October 20, 2009
Portland Open House

Portland, OR

February 20, 2009

Managing Risk

Alaska Medical Group Management Association

June 2008

Managing Risk

Alaska Bar Association

May 2008

Education

  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 1981
  • B.A., Oregon State University, 1976With Honors

Bar Admission

Oregon
Alaska
Washington

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, District of Alaska