Lucy Schwallie joined OSBA in August 2015. As a pre-loss attorney, Lucy provides legal advice and litigation services to member school districts, ESDs, charter schools and community colleges. Prior to joining OSBA, Lucy worked for several local government entities: Walla Walla County, where she was responsible for county-wide compliance with federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations and managed the county-wide labor relations program; and the City of Chicago's Inspector General's Office, where she provided legal counsel regarding investigations into waste, inefficiency and misconduct in municipal government. From 2008-2009, Lucy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Milan D. Smith, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before clerking, she spent two years as a Labor & Employment associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Chicago, Illinois.
Lucy has over eight years of experience advising and counseling public and private sector clients, focusing on labor and employment counseling and litigation. Lucy has advised clients on EEO matters, ADA accommodations, diversity initiatives, sexual harassment, compliance with State and Federal labor and employment laws and regulations, internal investigations regarding hiring and employee misconduct issues, and labor relations.
Lucy graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Art History in 2003, and obtained her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 2006, where she served as the Chief Comments Editor for the UCLA Law Review. Lucy is admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington, and Illinois. A native Oregonian and proud graduate of Oregon Public Schools, Lucy received her K-12 education in the Corvallis School District.