Noah Barish

Contact Information
Phone: 503-821-0960
Fax: 503-226-6121


J.D. 2010, with high honors, University of Washington School of Law
B.S. 2004, Stanford University

Practice Information

Noah practices in the areas of labor and employment law, representing private and public sector labor unions and their members in administrative and civil proceedings. Noah has successfully represented unions and union members before the National Labor Relations Board, Oregon’s Employment Relations Board, in federal court, in grievance arbitrations, and before state licensing agencies. Noah is also an accomplished mediator, having mediated over 75 disputes in various settings. He came to our firm after serving for over two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul Papak in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. Noah has a background in a number of social justice movements, advocating for the rights of low-income seniors and people with disabilities, immigrant survivors of domestic violence, families involved in the child welfare system, and indigent criminal defendants.

Notable Cases

Represented 30-year teacher in successful appeal of performance-based dismissal, winning reinstatement and back pay.

Represented veteran grocery worker in grievance arbitration challenging dismissal, winning reinstatement and back pay.

Represented public sector union in unfair labor practice complaint before Oregon’s Employment Relations Board, securing favorable settlement.

Represented private sector union in hearing over jurisdictional dispute before the National Labor Relations Board

Professional Organizations/Activities

AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance
Oregon Labor Law Conference (co-planner)

Relevant Employment

McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP, partner (2016-present), associate (2013-2015)
Honorable Paul Papak, United States District Court for the District of Oregon, law clerk (2010-2013)
Youth, Rights & Justice, law clerk (2009-2010)
San Francisco Office of the Public Defender, paralegal (2005-2007)
Medicare Rights Center, health care advocate (2004-2005)

Admitted to Practice

State Courts in Oregon
State Courts in Washington
United States District Court for the District of Oregon
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

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