Professional Biography

Calvin (Cal) Keith Partner

  • Portland

    D +1.503.727.2006

    F +1.503.346.2006

    Portland

    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR

    +1.503.727.2006

    CKeith@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

EXPERIENCE

Experience

Labor & Employment

Ahner v. Gordon Trucking Inc.

Trial of disability and workers’ compensation discrimination action.

AWPPW v. Boise Cascade, LLC

Trial of claim involving employer’s right to drug test.

Beachy v. Boise Cascade Corporation

Won jury verdict for Boise Cascade on claims of disability discrimination, violation of the FMLA, and wrongful discharge. Convinced Ninth Circuit to affirm that judgment. 191 F.3d 1010 (9th Cir. 1999)

Bowman v. US WEST Inc.

Obtained summary judgment in defense of ERISA claims involving interpretation of medical benefit plan and alleged company promises regarding benefits.

Brossard v. International Business Machines Corporation

Defense of wrongful termination action.

Flores v. Columbia River Dairy LLC

Defense of multi-plaintiff gender discrimination claims.

Gebhardt v. United Parcel Service Inc.

Court trial defense verdict on claims under Oregon Family Leave Act.

Hunter v. Lowe's Inc.

Defense of multi-plaintiff race discrimination claims.

Ivory v. Boise Cascade Holdings, LLC

Trial of race discrimination action.

Keefe v. W. W. Grainger Inc.

Defense of wrongful termination action.

Kreitman v. Nabisco Inc.

Defense of wage-and-hour class action.

McKee v. The Coca Cola Company

Defense of age discrimination action.

McManama v. Gordon Trucking Inc.

Defense of wage payment class action.

Pearse v. The Port of Portland

Defense of Section 1983 action against a public employer.

Sorensen v. Boeing

Defense of 15 plaintiffs in breach of contract and wrongful termination claims.

NEWS

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

RELATED INFORMATION

Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Oregon

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, J.D.,
    magna cum laude
    , 1978
  • The University of Arizona, B.S., Biology,
    magna cum laude
    , 1975

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