Labor and Employment Law

Doug Park

Deputy General Counsel
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Library & Museum Administration, Litigation, Governance, Athletics, Government Ethics, Labor and Employment Law, Federal Agencies (FCC, FAA, FBI, etc.), Student Conduct, Constitutional Law, Subpoenas, Police & Law Enforcement, Immigration & International Programs, Research, Public Records & Public Meetings

Douglas Park serves as Deputy General Counsel for the University of Oregon, where he manages the University’s litigation portfolio, outside counsel legal services and the law clerk program.  He also provides general legal advice to university units on a wide array of matters, ranging from governance, intellectual property, sponsored research, and international programs, to labor and employment, government ethics, and library and museum administration. Since joining UO in 2007, Doug has held the positions of Assistant General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Interim General Counsel, and Deputy General Counsel.  His prior work includes teaching at the UO law school, working for a private law firm, the ACLU of Washington, the Associated Counsel for the Accused, and the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ), where he was a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Trial Division.

Doug holds a BA in English literature from the University of Washington, and a JD from the University of Oregon.  He has co-authored articles published in the Willamette Law Review and the Oregon State Bar Criminal Law Manual. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Eugene Education Foundation, and on the Leadership Council for the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Assistant:
Julia Cohalan
541-346-3070


Kevin Reed

Vice President and General Counsel
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law, Governance, Government Ethics, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation

Kevin S. Reed serves as vice president and general counsel for the University of Oregon. He is responsible for the management of the legal affairs of the university, including the provision of legal guidance to all university units, schools, and colleges. His work involves drafting and counseling on a wide array of issues facing a large public research university, ranging from government ethics, procurement policy, research compliance, athletics compliance, IP protection, employment and labor issues, Title IX, free speech, academic freedom, governance, and promotion of diversity. Additionally, Kevin oversees the Office of Public Records and the university’s purchasing and contracting services office.

Kevin previously served as vice chancellor, legal affairs at UCLA, where he oversaw UCLA’s provision of campus-wide legal assistance and ombuds services, the prevention of sexual harassment and compliance with Title IX.  Prior to joining UCLA in March 2008, Kevin was acting general counsel and then general counsel of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second largest school district. In nearly five years there, he directed LAUSD legal affairs, conducted litigation for the district and oversaw the work of 40 outside law firms and 40 in-house attorneys.  He also oversaw the District’s Ethics Office, Educational Equity Compliance Office, and directed collective bargaining with the District’s 11 employee units. A civil rights lawyer by training, from 1996 through 2004, Kevin was a partner at Strumwasser & Woocher LLP, a Santa Monica law firm, where he successfully challenged the state of California’s distribution of funds for school construction, resulting in $600 million in state funding for LAUSD.  He previously spent six years as the managing attorney for the western regional office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., in Los Angeles.  Kevin received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.A., with distinction, from the University of Virginia.

Assistant:
Julia Cohalan
541-346-3070


Missy Matella

Assistant General Counsel
Practice Areas: Admissions, Bankruptcy and Collections, Financial Aid, Health Care Administration, Labor and Employment Law, Real Estate and Land Use, Student Conduct, Emergency Management, Contracts, Litigation

Missy Matella joined the general counsel’s office in July 2014. She came to the University of Oregon from Hershner Hunter LLP, where her practice focused on business litigation, higher education and government law, labor and employment, construction, real property, and contract law. Prior to working at Hershner Hunter, Missy worked in Nike’s Government Relations Office in Washington, D.C., in US Senator Ron Wyden’s office in Washington, D.C., and in the Oregon Department of Justice’s civil trial division. She has a BA in government relations from George Mason University and a JD from the University of Oregon, where she was Order of the Coif, the Orlando Hollis Scholar for Academic Excellence, and the articles editor for the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Assistant:
Brandalee Davis
541-346-3043