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Corbett Gordon Gives HR Pros Tools for Tough Conversations

April 16, 2015
Corbett Gordon was a keynote speaker at the recent 2015 Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) conference in Las Vegas. Her session, “Tools for Tough HR-Management Conversations,” shared practical advice with HR pros about taking the edge off tough compliance/claim prevention conversations and how they could approach their role as one of business partner rather than enforcer. The approach features both effective soft skills for maximizing communications with a company's managers and an assessment formula for partnering with decision makers to analyze the best approach, given that company's tolerance for legal risk.

A member of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group, Gordon is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most respected labor and employment lawyers. With more than three decades of experience representing private and public sector employers in traditional labor matters, she has also defended employment cases before juries in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington and successfully prevailed in client appeals in state and federal courts as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court.