Anil is a founding member of the firm. He has been practicing law since 2006. For the first three years of his legal career, he worked at a prominent Portland commercial law firm. He began practicing union side labor law in July 2009. Anil specializes in representing law enforcement associations and guilds in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska in all aspects of their labor relations, including day-to-day counsel, negotiations, arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, civil litigation, and critical incident response. He is general counsel for police association and guilds of all sizes, including the Portland Police Association. He has bargained many labor agreements and has participated in numerous arbitrations on their behalf. He has also responded to over 50 officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths.
Anil graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 1999 with a BA in Philosophy. He obtained his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2006.Anil is a frequent speaker for the Labor Relations Information System, University of Oregon LERC program, the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), and the Oregon Labor Law College. He also provides tailored training to our clients on topics ranging from shop steward basics to recent developments in the law.
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Traci joined the firm in August 2020 after spending 21 years as a senior deputy district attorney in Multnomah County, Oregon. There, she prosecuted all violent crimes, including aggravated murder, major sex crimes, drug trafficking, burglary, and robbery crimes. She also managed the drug and domestic violence units. She specialized in domestic violence prosecutions for more than 15 years, participated in multiple county and statewide work groups on public safety, and developed a risk assessment tool for release decisions in domestic violence cases. She was an executive board member for the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and the Family Violence Coordinating Council. She was co-Chair of the Multi-Jurisdictional work group on domestic violence. Traci was a subject matter expert for the American Prosecutor’s Association, developing and delivering prosecutor trainings at the national level, including for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the National Crime Victim’s Rights Institute.
Traci’s experience goes beyond the courtroom and the criminal justice system. She was also the long-standing President of the Multnomah County Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, the labor organization representing all Deputy District Attorneys in Multnomah County. In that role, Traci bargained and enforced the Association’s collective bargaining agreement. She is also experienced with legislative affairs, having drafted legislation for State and Federal initiatives. After spending more than 20 years working side-by-side with law enforcement officers, Traci joined PSLG to represent them and their labor organizations.
Traci received her BA in Economics in 1994 from Portland State University, and earned her law degree in 1997 from Willamette University College of Law.
Will is a founding member of the firm. Over the course of his legal career, Will has represented over 100 law enforcement labor organizations in five western states. He is a veteran of hundreds of public sector labor negotiations. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and is the author of several books on public sector labor matters, including The Rights of Law Enforcement Officers (7th Edition), and The FLSA, A User's Manual.
Will is also the founder and director of Labor Relations Information System. Since its inception in 1981, LRIS has been a valuable resource for public safety labor relations. LRIS conducts labor seminars, publishes a monthly newsletter, and currently has six books in print.
Ryan was a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County, Oregon for over 12 years, prosecuting all manner of cases including aggravated murder, major sex crimes, child abuse, drug trafficking, white collar crime, gang crime, and overdose death prosecutions. He specialized in complex crimes with an emphasis on policy development, legislation and training. He helped write Oregon’s body worn camera law, its automatic license plate reader law, and several other pieces of legislation significant to law enforcement. He was the District Attorney’s appointed liaison for body worn camera implementation and coordinated with police agencies on that subject. He also was a board member of the Multnomah County Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, representing all Deputy District Attorney’s in Multnomah County through two completed contract bargaining sessions. In April 2019, Ryan joined PSLG to represent law enforcement and prosecutors on the west coast. Ryan practices all aspects of labor relations from critical incident responses to contract negotiations.
Ryan graduated from San Francisco State University in 2003 with a BA in Political Science. He obtained his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2007, rejoining the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office after having interned there while in law school.
We blend a vast amount of experience and scholarship in the law with the finest group of labor lawyers in the region. As the political climate in this country has rapidly changed, we have developed a sophisticated model of representation that blends traditional labor relations with proactive political endeavors, which has greatly benefited our clients.