- President: Lewis M Horowitz
- Vice President: Charles W Riley, Jr
- Number of partners in the US: 116
- Number of other lawyers in the US: 78
- Languages: Afrikaans, Armenian, Catalan, Chinese Mandarin, Dutch, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Kyrgyz, Russian, Spanish
Firm Overview: Lane Powell, Your Pacific Northwest Law Firm®, provides legal solutions for businesses and individuals. The firm’s business, employment and litigation attorneys help companies manage growth, build workforces and capitalize on creativity. Founded more than 135 years ago, the firm has approximately 200 attorneys in five offices in the Pacific Northwest, as well as an office in London, England.
Main Areas of Practice:
Lane Powell provides a full range of general business services to individuals, as well as regional, national and international companies. Delivery of legal services is organized around one or more industry teams or areas of practice. Business services the firm provides include: aviation; banking and financial services; anti-trust; construction; cooperative law; corporate finance and securities; dealers and manufacturer relations; electronic discovery, technology and strategy; emerging companies and venture investment; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, bribery and international anticorruption; food, beverage and hospitality; franchising; government and regulatory; health care; immigration; intellectual property and technology; international business and investment; international tax; long term care; mergers and acquisitions; real estate and land use; renewable energy and sustainability; retailing, distribution and trade regulation; and tax, compensation and personal planning.
Labor & Employment:
Lane Powell represents management in the entire range of labor and employment matters and issues. Serving clients in virtually every industry in both the private and public sectors, Lane Powell advises in matters relating to: labor relations, class action defense, employment discrimination,wrongful discharge, unions, civil rights, employee benefits (ERISA, COBRA, etc.), immigration in state and federal courts, wage and hour audits, and before the NLRB, OFCCP, EEOC and all other state and federal agencies involved in employment matters. The firm frequently arbitrates or represents clients in employment-related jury trials. Whether developing an ERISA plan, amending an existing one or facing litigation involving plan terms, decisions or benefits, Lane Powell’s breadth of experience, collaborative approach and extensive resources enable it to be handled in a consistent, efficient and effective manner. The firm also regularly advises in ERISA fiduciary matters and assist clients to address preemption, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and misrepresentation, reporting and disclosure, and potential financial exposure issues.
The firm represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, including trials and appeals in all state and federal courts; federal, state and self-regulatory administrative proceedings; and arbitrations and mediations. Lane Powell’s broad range of litigation matters include: complex litigation (including class actions); securities; commercial disputes; virtually every type of litigation involving financial institutions; intellectual property; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; antitrust; health care; intellectual property and technology; appellate; insurance; products liability; real estate and environmental; trusts and estates; and architects, engineers and construction.
Lane Powell’s international business and investment practice provides a full range of legal services to clients whose businesses cross international borders, including: inbound and outbound investments; joint ventures; strategic alliances; licensing and other forms of proprietary protection; distribution arrangements; the establishment, financing and operation of foreign branches and subsidiaries; international business negotiations; trade regulation; compliance with US securities and export laws; immigration matters; cross border IP protection (including trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent matters); and anti-trust compliance and defense.
Lane Powell represents emerging and established businesses. Respected clients – from individuals to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies – turn to the firm for trusted legal counsel. In fact, Fortune 500 companies including Home Depot, Nike, Tesoro, Eli Lilly, Wells Fargo, Aetna and Nordstrom have named Lane Powell as one of the prestigious “Go-To Law Firms of Top US Companies®” in Corporate Counsel magazine.