Jonathan Rue represents and advises private and public employers in all areas of labor and employment law. He defends companies and management in various types of litigation, including: discrimination, retaliation, or harassment claims; wage and hour claims; and labor grievances. He also counsels employers on their workplace policies and practices to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local employment laws. His experience includes every phase of litigation from commencement through trial, as well as negotiating favorable settlements for clients.

Jonathan works with a broad range of clients, including technology companies, retailers, medical and healthcare companies, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and transportation companies. He has appeared before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies to defend his clients against claims involving:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA)
  • ORS 659A Claims
  • Breaches of contract and employment agreements
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Wrongful termination

Prior to joining Littler, Jonathan spent four years as a deputy district attorney, where he first-chaired more than 60 jury trials. Jonathan also spent three years as a general civil litigator with an emphasis on management-side employment litigation.

*Not licensed to practice law in Maine.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Multmonah Bar Association


Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Member, Executive Committee

Civil Rights Section

Oregon State Bar

Member, Board of Directors

Yakima Volunteer Attorney Services


Member, Board of Directors

People for People


Vice President

Green Business Initiative Student Association, University of Oregon School of Law


Recipient, Orlando J. Hollis Endowment Merit Scholarship

University of Oregon School of Law

News, Analysis & Press

How to Heed Your Pragmatic HR Manager’s Advice (And Get Sued Anyway)

The Verdict, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

2017 Issue 4

Permitting Processed Mine Waste: The Redefinition of “Fill” Under the Clean Water Act and the Impacts on the Pebble Mine Project

Western Environmental Law Update



  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., Whitman College, 2007

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington