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Dexter Pearce

Stoel Rives LLP - Portland
760 SW 9th Ave Ste 3000 
Portland , OR 97205

About

Dexter Pearce is an associate in the firm's Labor & Employment Group. He represents employers in matters involving labor and employment-related disputes, including wage and hour, ADA, and discrimination issues. He also assists employers in mitigating risks prior to litigation, frequently resolving complaints at the agency level and regularly conducting anti-discrimination and harassment trainings. Dexter is a frequent contributor to the World of Employment blog on a variety of cutting-edge employment issues.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives LLP, Dexter was a summer associate for the firm in 2014 and 2015. While in law school, he was a legal extern for the Raleigh Federal Public Defender’s Office and assisted the Duke University Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Before that, Dexter served as an intern for Oregon State Senator Jeff Merkley, where he assisted the Senator on campaign financing among other things.

Honors & Activities

President Elect, Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association, June 2018-December 2019; President, January 2020-present

Member, Stoel Rives' Diversity Committee

Member, Stoel Rives' Associates Committee 

Ambassador Board, Friends of the Children, April 2018-present

Recipient, Stoel Rives LLP Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award, 2019

Lead Editor, Alaska Law Review

President, Christian Legal Society

Vice President, Agape Christian Fellowship

Insights & Presentations

"Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations," Stoel Rives Labor and Employment Breakfast Briefing, Nov. 2019

"Lessons from the #MeToo Movement," SHRM/Stoel Rives 17th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Feb. 2019

"Lightning Round: Stay Anchored With Top 10 Practical Tips," SHRM/Stoel Rives 16th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Feb. 2018

"Exploring the Rough Waters of Wage and Hour Issues," SHRM/Stoel Rives 16th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Feb. 2018

"Protecting Your Company and Your Employees During an ICE Raid," (co-author), Stoel Rives World of Employment blog, June 2017

"Washington State Enacts Its Own “Blacklisting” Statute" (co-author), Stoel Rives World of Employment blog, May 2017

"Restrictive Covenants and their Enforceability," SHRM/Stoel Rives 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 2017

"Legal Updates," SHRM/Stoel Rives 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 2017

"Another Setback for Student Athletes … or Is It?" (co-author), Stoel Rives World of Employment blog, Jan. 2017

"U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch: It’s All About the Motive" (co-author as law clerk), Stoel Rives World of Employment blog, June 2015

"President Obama Signs Executive Order Banning LGBT Job Discrimination by Federal Contractors and Government" (co-author as law clerk), Stoel Rives World of Emploment blog, July 2014

Related News & Publications

U.S. District Court Judge Puts "Blacklisting" Rules on Hold - 10/26/2016

Executive Order Increases Risks and Burdens for Federal Contractors - 10/19/2016

Service Areas

Employment Advice & Counsel

Employment Litigation

Labor & Employment

Wage & Hour

Bar Admissions

Oregon

Education

Duke University School of Law, 2016; Lead Editor, Alaska Law Review

Lewis and Clark College, 2013

Frank Phillips College, 2010, Class Valedictorian


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