Allyson S. Krueger, Partner

Allyson Krueger has more than 20 years of experience as a management-side employment lawyer representing small, medium and large businesses, as well as nonprofit entities, in cases involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, harassment and breach of contract.  Allyson also has extensive experience litigating claims related to trade secrets, confidentiality/NDA provisions, non-competition and/or non-solicitation agreements.  She regularly appears before the state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington, in private arbitration, and before administrative agencies. Allyson also has an active employment advice and counseling practice, assisting employers with creative solutions to workplace problems, conducting policy reviews, and investigating workplace misconduct. Allyson also litigates business and commercial disputes.

Allyson is a frequent speaker on a variety of employment law topics. She has given presentations for the Oregon State Bar Association, the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries, the Portland Human Resource Management Association, the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, and many other organizations.

Allyson is a current Board Member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and the past chair of the Oregon State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. She has been listed by Chambers and Partners as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Employment Law, Chambers USA since 2007 and as an Oregon Super Lawyer in Employment Law since 2009. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Allyson was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law-Management. Allyson has earned an AV® Preeminent™ rating for ethical standards and legal ability – the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon, 1996
  • Washington, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2001
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2003


  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1996
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A., Social Ecology, magna cum laude, 1993

Representative Presentations and Publications

Representative Reported Cases

  • Nike v. Cardarelli, 2015 WL 853008 (D. Or. 2015) (order denying motion for preliminary injunction against former Nike South Africa General Manager)
  • Yeti Enterprises Inc. v. NPK, LLC et al, 2015 WL 3952115 (D. Or. 2015) (order dismissing counterclaims of invasion of privacy and interference with business relations)
  • Holly v. Roseburg Forest Products Co., 10CV0663 (Or. Cir. Ct. 2011) (defense verdict on claim of workers’ compensation fraud; subsequent motion for new trial denied)
  • Lasley v. Combined Transport, Inc., 351 Or. 1 (Or. 2011) (ordering new trial where evidence improperly excluded)
  • Hoang v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 724 F. Supp. 2d 1094 (D. Or. 2010) (summary judgment for employer in case involving claims of FMLA and ADA discrimination)
  • Brown v. Mydatt Services, Inc., 2008 WL 1925401 (D. Or. 2008) (summary judgment for security service in case involving claims of race discrimination)
  • Wilcox v. Portland Plaza Unit Owners Association, Inc., 210 Or. App 368 (Or. App. 2006) (affirming judgment for plaintiff in condominium dispute)
  • Boring v. Alaska Airlines, Inc., 123 Wash. App. 187 (Wash. 2004) (affirming summary judgment for employer in wrongful discharge case)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar Association (1996 to Present)
    • Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee (2005-2010), Chair (2009)
  • Washington State Bar Association (1997 to Present)
  • University of Oregon School of Law Alumni Association, (2004-Present)
    • Board Member (2006 to Present), President (2009-2011)
  • Federal Bar Association (1997 to Present)
  • Multnomah County Bar Association (1997 to Present)
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (2006 to Present)
    • Employment Practice Group Chair (2013-2014), Board Member (2015-2017)
  • Defense Research Institute (2006 to Present)
  • Multnomah Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (2012-2014)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (2012 to Present)


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Allyson S. Krueger


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