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Fisher Phillips Transitions Managing Partner in Portland to Mitch Baker

Experienced Portland Labor & Employment Attorney Assumes Role October 1

PORTLAND, OR (October 1, 2013) - National labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips , announced that Mitch Baker has begun his term as Managing Partner in the firm's Portland office as part of a planned leadership transition. He follows Richard Meneghello who completed a four-year term as managing partner and will continue to help grow the office and work with clients throughout the region.

With extensive experience enforcing noncompetition agreements, prosecuting Trade Secrets Act violations, defending employers accused of discrimination and retaliation, and representing employers in wage and hour class action cases, Baker serves clients across the Northwest and nationally. He has been instrumental in growing the firm's practice in the region. He is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law matters and is a regular contributor to the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce. Baker also devotes a considerable amount of time to representing victims of domestic violence through the Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

Baker said: “My colleagues have done a tremendous job serving our clients and growing our business here in Portland. Rich Meneghello has set the bar high and I look forward to continuing the successful path he put us on by extending our presence in the market and attracting new businesses to our customer service-driven model.”

Fisher Phillips Chairman and Managing Partner Roger Quillen added: “Our clients benefit from the skilled lawyers in our Oregon office. Mitch is a strategic thinker with an eye on the future of the firm. He has already contributed greatly to the success of the Portland office with his outstanding service to clients, his keen business development skills, and his desire to mentor younger attorneys.”

Baker earned his law degree in 1997 from Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law and a B.A. in finance from Western Washington University in 1994.

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