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Litigation: General Commercial — Oregon


Markowitz Herbold PC - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prominent litigation firm which maintains a superb reputation for its skilled handling of complex commercial disputes. Areas of expertise include professional malpractice, product liability, IP and shareholder disputes. Acts for a wide range of major public, private and municipal clients including multinational technology companies and apparel manufacturers.

Strengths Sources highlight the value the team brings to a case: "They are very knowledgeable and their perspective on the situation has been helpful when having to make decisions. The way they communicate to not only their clients but judges and other lawyers builds a level of trust."

Work highlights Represented Shoei Electronic Materials in a contract dispute against Voxtel relating to a technology acquisition.

Acted for the Port of Vancouver on a case against an environmental group seeking to oppose the construction of an oil storage facility.

Notable practitioners

David Markowitz maintains a stellar reputation in Oregon for his proficiency in complex commercial litigation. He is esteemed for his representation of high-profile private and public bodies, including state bodies and blue-chip international corporations. Commentators are quick to laud his "terrific" legal aptitude, while one source remarks that "David is the best trial lawyer in Oregon."

Renée Rothauge commands an impressive reputation for her litigious achievements, most frequently related to product liability, trade secrets and patent and trademark infringement. Sources revere her as a "leader" who is conscious of the "big picture and strategy," also noting her ability to "convey an argument that is logical, consistent, and yet easily explained and understood."

Matthew Levin is a well-regarded commercial litigator who represents major clients in industries including apparel manufacturing, real estate and food and beverages on contractual disputes and noncompete issues, among others. He is also known for his sports litigation practice, often acting for high-profile individuals.

Managing partner Kerry Shepherd is widely regarded for his impressive litigation practice. He handles a variety of disputes relating to real estate developments, securities fraud, company dissolutions and receivership. He acts for a variety of public and private clients including municipalities.

Chad Colton continues to develop a notable practice and reputation in Oregon. He litigates for local and national clients on issues including professional malpractice and negligence, with sources noting him as a "thoughtful and strategic lawyer."

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Perkins Coie LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding bench of seasoned litigators experienced in a wide array of commercial disputes. Skilled in handling sophisticated securities, antitrust, product liability and bankruptcy matters. Acts for clients across numerous sectors including energy, healthcare and manufacturing. Also noted for its representation of nonprofits in connection with matters such as bad faith litigation against insurers. Possesses a deep well of expertise to draw upon for its clients from its national network of offices.

Strengths Commentators note the firm's position in the market and the skill of its practitioners: "Very strong firm that has done an excellent job of refreshing itself with some top-notch litigators."

Sources extol the strengths of the team, saying it is "experienced, efficient, adds great value and inspires confidence."

Work highlights Represented Medicaid managed care company FamilyCare Health Plans in a case challenging the capitation rates set by the Oregon Health Authority.

Acted for Weyerhaeuser Company on a quiet title action case relating to disputed timberlands in Polk County, OR.

Notable practitioners

James Gidley continues to offer his wealth of knowledge and litigious experience to clients of the firm. His expertise covers a range of areas including insurance coverage disputes, product liability, mass torts and construction defects litigation.

The esteemed Stephen English possesses a myriad of commercial litigation and class action expertise in areas including professional malpractice, trade secrets and securities. Sources note him as a "highly reputable" practitioner who is "very effective in the courtroom" and "brings instant credibility" to any client.

Chair of the class action group Sarah Crooks has rapidly forged an excellent name in the Oregon market handling class action proceedings with distinction. Market commentators highlight her as a "top-notch litigator," and she has notable experience in the telecommunications and financial services.

Commentators praise Robert Aldisert as "smart, aggressive yet able to pick the right battles, and an excellent writer." He acts for clients on contractual disputes, product liability matters and cases of workplace discrimination.

Thomas Johnson is a well-known lawyer handling a range of business litigation mandates including class action and appellate cases. His practice ranges from professional malpractice to antitrust and corporate governance disputes.

Cody Weston regularly appears before state and federal courts on mandates relating to mortgage loans, securities fraud and IP issues. His varied client roster includes financial service providers, healthcare providers and private individuals.

About the Team (content provided by Perkins Coie LLP)

Industry leaders and the world’s most innovative companies turn to Perkins Coie to handle their most complex and challenging litigation. Our litigators have a well-deserved reputation for business-minded and client-centric approaches to litigation. Our client’s objectives drive our strategy, whether the objective is immediate injunctive relief, timely resolution of a business dispute, private arbitration, or victory at trial or on appeal.

Our litigation teams distinguish themselves by offering practical, innovative solutions to complex matters. We view ourselves as an arm of the client’s business, working as trusted advisors who provide proactive, integrated counsel that is only possible with a deep understanding of our clients’ business objectives and strategies. Our substantial experience allows us to handle significant, high-profile matters in Oregon and nationally. 

Our commercial litigators handle a range of matters including prosecuting and defending business torts involving interference with contract, fraud, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets and related claims, obtaining, when necessary, emergency injunctive relief for our clients. We represent clients in disputes arising from shareholder, partnership or LLC agreements and we litigate the most complex of contractual disputes. We routinely appear in state and federal courts around the country, and count among us 16 fellows in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.

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Stoel Rives LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned throughout Oregon for its prowess in complex disputes including major class action cases. Regularly engages in labor disputes, shareholder litigation and antitrust and unfair competition matters. Offers extensive sector expertise covering healthcare, insurance, transportation, energy and technology. Acts for a range of blue-chip regional and national clients.

Strengths Commentators discuss the team's all-around high-quality product: "The service is very strong - they are very responsive, attuned to the business and very practical."

Interviewees speak highly of its "pragmatic approach that drives results."

Work highlights Represented Living Essentials against the Attorneys General in Oregon, Washington and Idaho relating to a client advertisement which was alleged to violate consumer protection laws.

Assisted Precision Castparts with a putative class action brought against the company and certain executives by a pension fund lead plaintiff claiming infringement of federal securities law.

Notable practitioners

Senior counsel Lois Rosenbaum continues to leverage her vast pool of knowledge for the benefit of clients. She is most experienced on cases relating to product liability and contaminated food products.

Joel Mullin is widely regarded as a "go-to" litigator in the state who is in possession of a "great source of expertise." He is sought out for his handling of consumer protection cases, securities class actions and shareholder disputes and for his knowledge of the energy sector.

Well-regarded business litigator Randolph Foster is noted by interviewees for his "excellent work product and service." He is a popular choice of counsel for contentious IP and antitrust mandates.

The profile of Timothy Snider has quickly risen in the Oregon market through his handling of high-value class actions. He has experience representing gaming companies, insurers, healthcare companies and financial service providers.

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Commercial disputes arise in all business contexts, ranging from relatively straightforward contract disputes and business torts to complex regulatory cases and shareholder litigation. We focus on complex commercial disputes, whether they arise under common law, statute or regulation. We advance our clients’ interests in trials and appeals in federal or state court, in administrative forums, and in alternative dispute resolution. We represent entities and individuals across all industries and stages of corporate growth, combining industry knowledge with litigation acumen.

We provide regional litigation services for a number of national companies and also handle a wide variety of cases for other clients with unique litigation needs.  Our litigation work takes us across the country and around the world.

Our services:

  • Appeals
  • Contract disputes
  • Business torts
  • Consumer actions
  • Regulatory enforcement
  • Fraud and False Claims Act defense
  • Securities claims
  • Post-closing disputes related to the purchase and sale of a business
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Government investigations
  • Franchise agreements
  • Licensing disputes
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Internal investigations and audits
  • Business dissolution disputes

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Stoll Berne - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly proficient litigation practice with impressive experience in antitrust, securities and employment disputes. Other areas of strength include class action litigation and IP disputes with a particularly strong client base in the healthcare sector. Excellent defense-side reputation, with additional recognition by market observers for its plaintiff-side representations. Features a deep bench of high-quality practitioners.

Strengths Interviewees discuss the strengths of the team as a whole: "The team support was exceptional. They are highly skilled and knowledgeable."

Sources note the group as possessing "intelligence, good judgment and drive."

Work highlights Represented Amdocs, as local counsel, in a dispute brought by Vesta claiming that the client misappropriated trade secrets leading to an advantage in attracting business.

Represented a class of 18,000 individuals led by Jesus Villanueva Jr in a commercial action against Liberty Acquisition Servicing. The defendant had acquired debts owed by the class; however, the plaintiffs attest that the defendant had no right to seek interest.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees highlight Gary Berne as a "well-known and seasoned" practitioner with a varied practice. He has gained renown for his handling of complex commercial trials pertaining to shareholder disputes, investment fraud, securities and ERISA issues.

Managing shareholder Keith Ketterling has an impressive practice on both the defense and plaintiff sides in securities litigation. He has developed a strong reputation for his proficient handling of class action mandates.

Commentators praise Robert Shlachter as a "premier litigator" who is both "practical and commercial." He is an accomplished IP and antitrust lawyer with particular recognition for his trade secrets experience.

Steve Larson is well regarded in the market for his varied commercial litigation practice which sees him handle single-plaintiff and class action disputes on matters ranging from data security and IP to antitrust and securities.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded litigation practice noted for its expertise in a variety of matters including shareholder disputes, antitrust suits and financial fraud investigations. Also skilled at handling bankruptcy and IP litigation. Accomplished at representing clients both at trial and on appeal, with additional experience handling class action cases. Sector-specific experience pertaining to the food and beverage, media and healthcare industries, among others.

Strengths Interviewees commend the group's advisory and litigious expertise: "They’re really smart, they all write well and they’re good in court. Their communication with us is nearly immediate and always clear."

Sources value the team's commercial aptitude: "DWT gets the balance right in partnering with clients to protect them without letting the lawyers get in the way of businesses conducting business."

Work highlights Represented Infor Global Solutions in a dispute with Cornus Corporation regarding claims of breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets relating to a software distribution contract.

Assisted Daehong Technew Corporation with an appeal against the verdict of a shareholder derivative suit that alleged bridges in fiduciary duty against members of the company's board of directors.

Notable practitioners

Department chair John McGrory is a renowned trial lawyer with strong consumer protection, securities and antitrust experience. Enthusiastic commentators appreciate his direct style, describing him as a "hands-on, straightforward individual who gets to the bottom of all issues quickly."

David Ernst is a popular choice of counsel for clients in the food manufacturing and restaurant industries due to his in-depth expertise in disputes pertaining to food contamination, consumer protection and food safety. Sources note him as "client-focused and uniquely qualified to address product liability."

Robert Newell remains a noteworthy figure for commercial litigation in Oregon. He is known for his disputes practice relating to securities, trade secrets and unfair competition.

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DWT has become one of the predominant firms in Oregon, not only for high-stakes “bet the company” litigation, but also for other types of business cases that do not make the headlines. We recognize the importance of all our clients’ cases. We know how to handle a case efficiently and present winning arguments to judges, juries, and arbitrators. We have achieved successful results for our clients across a broad spectrum of substantive areas including antitrust, financial fraud, shareholder disputes, food and agriculture, bankruptcy, white collar, and health care cases.

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Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Demonstrates considerable capability in a wide range of commercial litigation including class action defense, with notable expertise in securities cases, insurance coverage and antitrust matters. Also assists clients with corporate governance issues. Prominent across a range of sectors including healthcare, education, financial services and construction.

Strengths Sources are quick to praise the team's technical ability and commercial awareness: "Their attorneys are top notch in their performance and no request is too big or too small. We are supremely confident in their abilities. They are resoundingly straightforward in their approach - MNGD isn’t in the business of wasting anybody’s time."

Work highlights Represented a number of investors in a $75 million securities fraud suit seeking damages from various entities that materially aided Aequitas's unlawful sale of securities.

Notable practitioners

Firm chair Dennis Rawlinson is recognized as a "well-respected litigator" by market commentators. The core of his practice focuses on construction and shareholder disputes, commercial torts and breach of contract.

Seasoned attorney Peter Richter remains a well-known and well-regarded litigator. He has a diverse skill set in the commercial disputes field with notable expertise in business and construction litigation, securities claims and antitrust cases.

Thomas Sand possesses a diverse commercial dispute resolution practice that sees him act as a litigator, arbitrator and mediator. He is best known for his work relating to securities fraud with additional expertise on employment disputes.

About the Team (content provided by Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP)

Our experience includes strategically using the tools of litigation to help our clients achieve their business objectives with aggressive yet professional approaches to dispute resolution. These include successes in the following areas:

  • Complex corporate and partnership disputes
  • Directors' and officers' liability claims
  • Securities litigation and enforcement proceedings
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation actions
  • Antitrust litigation
  • Environmental claims
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability claims
  • Real estate and construction-defect cases
  • Tax disputes
  • Corporate governance actions
  • Policyholder claims on insurance policies

We are proud to have played a part in some of the most significant cases in the history of the Pacific Northwest. Our clients have included public and private corporations from Fortune 100 companies to first-generation start-ups, individuals, and government agencies. We have expertise in several industries, including banking, investment securities, financial services, manufacturing, forest products, hospital and healthcare, insurance, real estate, construction, and school districts. 


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Tonkon Torp LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for High-quality litigation practice which handles an array of commercial disputes, including arbitrations and appeals. Recognized for its strengths in numerous areas including professional and product liability matters, corporate governance issues, breach of contract and antitrust litigation. Assists clients across a broad range of sectors and industries including real estate, technology, insurance, construction and financial services.

Strengths Sources highlight the firm's dedication and meticulous approach: "They are very thorough and strategic in their approach. They spend a good amount of time analyzing all the options and what the opposite side might throw at you."

Commentators note the firm's ability to handle complex cases: "The firm is highly responsive and punches well above its weight in sophisticated litigation matters."

Work highlights Acted for CamelBak Products on a suit in defense against a patent infringement claim brought by Ignite USA.

Represented General Nutrition Centers in a suit brought against it by the State of Oregon alleging that the client violated unfair trade practices in selling a product that contained unapproved ingredients.

Notable practitioners

William Martson remains a highly regarded attorney appreciated for his wealth of commercial litigation experience. He has handled a multitude of disputes related to securities, environment and natural resources.

Daniel Skerritt is a highly reputed litigator possessing a vast array of experience in business disputes and derivative claims. He is best recognized for his work in the energy sector.

Cochair of the department Paul Conable is well versed in commercial litigation representing clients from industries including real estate, agriculture, healthcare and financial services. His mandates frequently relate to development projects, securities and unfair trade practices.

About the Team (content provided by Tonkon Torp LLP)

The litigators at Tonkon Torp LLP understand that litigation is one of the tools that a business can use to address a broken promise and remedy commercial harm. We believe that successful litigation is not just about winning; it is also about achieving your business goal without distracting you from running your company or breaking your budget.


If or when a company decides to pursue commercial litigation, Tonkon Torp lawyers tap into a deep well of expertise and experience that spans industry types and company size. Our litigation group are experts in commercial law, contract disputes, antitrust and trade regulations, constitutional law, corporate and securities litigation, debtor and creditor issues, intellectual property and trademark litigation, labor and employment, real estate, environmental and land use matters, business owner disputes, insurance coverage litigation, trust and probate litigation, and construction litigation.

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Ater Wynne LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known team of trial attorneys which acts on a wide range of commercial litigation matters including product liability, securities and toxic tort cases. Also experienced at handling antitrust and insurance coverage issues. Recognized for its representation of financial institutions and clients in the energy sector, among others.

Notable practitioners

Steven Blackhurst maintains a distinguished reputation, with sources widely describing him as a "great lawyer" for his exceptional commercial disputes practice. He litigates a plethora of business and shareholder disputes in the financial, energy and manufacturing sectors, among others.

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Ball Janik LLP - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active across a broad spectrum of commercial disputes including professional malpractice, construction defects and insurance coverage matters. Also exhibits expertise in securities, class action and white-collar litigation. Adept at acting for both plaintiffs and defendants, and offers recognized experience at trial and appellate level. Represents a varied roster of clients in industries including healthcare and hospitality.

Strengths Interviewees speak highly of the team's sector-specific experience and trial skills: "Their expertise in the insurance field is excellent and they are very good in court."

Work highlights Represented the Estate of Alex Calderwood in a dispute over the control of Ace Group International. Despite its 51.74% stake in the company, the client alleges that minority holders took control of the company and limited the Estate's rights.

Represented the pharmaceutical distributor McKesson in defense against claims brought by Multnomah County seeking $250 million in past and future damages relating to the manufacture, distribution, prescription and sale of opioids.

Notable practitioners

James McDermott heads the firm's litigation group and is recognized by commentators for his "excellent expertise in the insurance field." He is well versed in business, securities and construction disputes, with a client roster that includes internationally known pharmaceutical companies.

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Garvey Schubert Barer - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for An emerging presence in the Oregon commercial litigation arena. Offers an impressively broad service, covering matters such as white-collar criminal defense, securities, product liability and property tax litigation. A broad client base includes companies from the timber, transportation, pharmaceutical and real estate sectors. The group has recently been bolstered through high-profile lateral hires.

Strengths Sources attest to the group's ability to handle complex, high-end litigation, commenting that they provided: "Excellent service: They were very responsive, understanding and patient. They kept on top of things in a complicated, uncommon and precedent-setting case."

Other sources confirm the team's remarkable client service skills: "They are very responsive, thorough and good communicators regarding very complex litigation."

Work highlights Represented Taiwanese manufacturer, Uni-Splendor in a dispute with a California-based company under the Uniform Commercial Code in California.

Acted for Alliant Systems in a case alleging construction cost overruns and claimed defects relating to work for the University of Oregon's Student Recreational Center.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Arellano commands an impressive reputation for his securities, commercial tort and professional liability disputes work. Interviewees are quick to sing his praises, describing him as "excellent" and "responsive." One source notes him as "measured but as strong a lawyer as you could ever want."

Sources are quick to highlight Robert Weaver for his "strong reputation in the local community, strong analytical skills and very sound judgment." He is also regarded as a "very good trial strategist." The core of his practice relates to tax litigation, white-collar crime and government investigations.

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Clients choose GSB’s Litigation Group in Oregon as their trusted advisors in complex commercial disputes because of the firm’s real-world trial experience, extensive experience across diverse substantive areas and industries, ability to efficiently staff and manage cases, and proven track record. GSB's national reach and thorough understanding of the law allow its attorneys to move nimbly and decisively to deliver practical, strategic advice. Key strengths include securities litigation and class action defense, white-collar criminal defense and investigations, False Claims Act and qui tam litigation, professional liability defense, condemnation, property tax appeals, and complex business litigation for domestic and international clients.

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Lane Powell PC - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Offers noted proficiency in securities and antitrust litigation as well as product liability, construction and IP disputes. Acts for clients across various industry sectors including financial services and healthcare. Well regarded for its appellate expertise, with a number of notable clients in the electronics and apparel manufacturing industries, including international corporations.

Strengths Sources praise the firm as a "one-stop shop," going on to say that there is a "good breadth of experience and expertise across the firm."

Commentators note the value added by the firm: "Lane Powell do an exceptional job of understanding our business and have been thoughtful about the value they provide."

Work highlights Represented Skechers in a trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices and breach of contract case brought against the client by adidas.

Advised TRB Acquisitions and its licensees on a lawsuit brought by adidas and Reebok alleging trademark infringement.

Notable practitioners

Milo Petranovich is lauded by market commentators as a "well-respected litigator" who "looks for pragmatic solutions and effectively balances competing interests." He represents a range of financial service, energy, retail and manufacturing clients.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt - Litigation: General Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A respected litigation practice that demonstrates proficiency in an array of commercial disputes. Noted expertise in insurance coverage cases, shareholder disputes and construction litigation. Additionally recognized for is experience in product liability proceedings, and patent and trademark infringement disputes. Also offers considerable strength in appellate litigation. Relied on by clients from the maritime, manufacturing and technology sectors, among others.

Strengths Sources highlight the group's awareness of the commercial aspects related to mandates in addition to legal considerations: "The attorneys strike the right balance between delivering high-quality legal service and avoiding excessive billing. They are excellent at meeting deadlines."

Commentators speak highly of the team's "excellent customer service, responsiveness and quality legal representation."

Work highlights Advised Ronald Greenspan, as the court-appointed receiver for the Aequitas entities, on various litigation proceedings to recover funds from at-fault parties to return to defrauded investors.

Represented KeyBank in defense against claims of breach of contract, defamation, bad faith foreclosure, wrongful foreclosure and damage to business reputation following the foreclosure of the plaintiff's commercial deed of trust after a non-monetary default.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Dulcich has amassed a wealth of trial experience in his 37 years of practice. He represents a diverse base of clients ranging from financial institutions and retailers to timber companies and nonprofits. He primarily handles business and securities disuptes.

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Senior Statesperson

Steven Blackhurst

Ater Wynne LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Blackhurst maintains a distinguished reputation, with sources widely describing him as a "great lawyer" for his exceptional commercial disputes practice. He litigates a plethora of business and shareholder disputes in the financial, energy and manufacturing sectors, among others.

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Senior Statesperson

Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Gidley continues to offer his wealth of knowledge and litigious experience to clients of the firm. His expertise covers a range of areas including insurance coverage disputes, product liability, mass torts and construction defects litigation.

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Senior Statesperson

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Houser of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC is a longstanding figure in the Oregon legal market known for his national commercial disputes practice. He litigates and arbitrates insurance and commercial mandates.

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Senior Statesperson

William F Martson Jr

Tonkon Torp LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Martson remains a highly regarded attorney appreciated for his wealth of commercial litigation experience. He has handled a multitude of disputes related to securities, environment and natural resources.

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Senior Statesperson

Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Senior counsel Lois Rosenbaum continues to leverage her vast pool of knowledge for the benefit of clients. She is most experienced on cases relating to product liability and contaminated food products.

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Senior Statesperson

Tonkon Torp LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Skerritt is a highly reputed litigator possessing a vast array of experience in business disputes and derivative claims. He is best recognized for his work in the energy sector.

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Senior Statesperson

Dunn Carney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Senior counsel Thomas Tongue of Dunn Carney LLP remains an immensely well regarded and decorated trial lawyer. He has extensive experience in a variety of disputes including securities, healthcare and trusts cases.

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Star Individuals

Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The esteemed Stephen English possesses a myriad of commercial litigation and class action expertise in areas including professional malpractice, trade secrets and securities. Sources note him as a "highly reputable" practitioner who is "very effective in the courtroom" and "brings instant credibility" to any client.

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Star Individuals

Markowitz Herbold PC

From the Chambers USA guide

David Markowitz maintains a stellar reputation in Oregon for his proficiency in complex commercial litigation. He is esteemed for his representation of high-profile private and public bodies, including state bodies and blue-chip international corporations. Commentators are quick to laud his "terrific" legal aptitude, while one source remarks that "David is the best trial lawyer in Oregon."

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Angeli Law Group LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

David Angeli of Angeli Law Group LLC continues to enhance his already formidable reputation as a distinguished civil, criminal and commercial litigator. One source enthuses that "he is the best white-collar crime lawyer on the West Coast of the US, and is wickedly smart."

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Stoll Berne

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees highlight Gary Berne as a "well-known and seasoned" practitioner with a varied practice. He has gained renown for his handling of complex commercial trials pertaining to shareholder disputes, investment fraud, securities and ERISA issues.

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Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joel Mullin is widely regarded as a "go-to" litigator in the state who is in possession of a "great source of expertise." He is sought out for his handling of consumer protection cases, securities class actions and shareholder disputes and for his knowledge of the energy sector.

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Markowitz Herbold PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Renée Rothauge commands an impressive reputation for her litigious achievements, most frequently related to product liability, trade secrets and patent and trademark infringement. Sources revere her as a "leader" who is conscious of the "big picture and strategy," also noting her ability to "convey an argument that is logical, consistent, and yet easily explained and understood."

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Joseph C Arellano

Garvey Schubert Barer

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Arellano commands an impressive reputation for his securities, commercial tort and professional liability disputes work. Interviewees are quick to sing his praises, describing him as "excellent" and "responsive." One source notes him as "measured but as strong a lawyer as you could ever want."

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Chair of the class action group Sarah Crooks has rapidly forged an excellent name in the Oregon market handling class action proceedings with distinction. Market commentators highlight her as a "top-notch litigator," and she has notable experience in the telecommunications and financial services.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Dulcich has amassed a wealth of trial experience in his 37 years of practice. He represents a diverse base of clients ranging from financial institutions and retailers to timber companies and nonprofits. He primarily handles business and securities disuptes.

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Michael E Haglund

Haglund Kelley Jones & Wilder LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Haglund of Haglund Kelley Jones & Wilder LLP draws praise from interviewees as an "excellent lawyer." The focus of his litigious practice is on environmental, maritime and antitrust issues.

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Keith A Ketterling

Stoll Berne

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing shareholder Keith Ketterling has an impressive practice on both the defense and plaintiff sides in securities litigation. He has developed a strong reputation for his proficient handling of class action mandates.

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James T McDermott

Ball Janik LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James McDermott heads the firm's litigation group and is recognized by commentators for his "excellent expertise in the insurance field." He is well versed in business, securities and construction disputes, with a client roster that includes internationally known pharmaceutical companies.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Department chair John McGrory is a renowned trial lawyer with strong consumer protection, securities and antitrust experience. Enthusiastic commentators appreciate his direct style, describing him as a "hands-on, straightforward individual who gets to the bottom of all issues quickly."

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Lane Powell PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Milo Petranovich is lauded by market commentators as a "well-respected litigator" who "looks for pragmatic solutions and effectively balances competing interests." He represents a range of financial service, energy, retail and manufacturing clients.

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Robert A Shlachter

Stoll Berne

From the Chambers USA guide

Commentators praise Robert Shlachter as a "premier litigator" who is both "practical and commercial." He is an accomplished IP and antitrust lawyer with particular recognition for his trade secrets experience.

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Garvey Schubert Barer

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources are quick to highlight Robert Weaver for his "strong reputation in the local community, strong analytical skills and very sound judgment." He is also regarded as a "very good trial strategist." The core of his practice relates to tax litigation, white-collar crime and government investigations.

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Robert L Aldisert

Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Commentators praise Robert Aldisert as "smart, aggressive yet able to pick the right battles, and an excellent writer." He acts for clients on contractual disputes, product liability matters and cases of workplace discrimination.

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Band 3

Tonkon Torp LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Cochair of the department Paul Conable is well versed in commercial litigation representing clients from industries including real estate, agriculture, healthcare and financial services. His mandates frequently relate to development projects, securities and unfair trade practices.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Ernst is a popular choice of counsel for clients in the food manufacturing and restaurant industries due to his in-depth expertise in disputes pertaining to food contamination, consumer protection and food safety. Sources note him as "client-focused and uniquely qualified to address product liability."

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Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Well-regarded business litigator Randolph Foster is noted by interviewees for his "excellent work product and service." He is a popular choice of counsel for contentious IP and antitrust mandates.

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Johnson is a well-known lawyer handling a range of business litigation mandates including class action and appellate cases. His practice ranges from professional malpractice to antitrust and corporate governance disputes.

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Stoll Berne

From the Chambers USA guide

Steve Larson is well regarded in the market for his varied commercial litigation practice which sees him handle single-plaintiff and class action disputes on matters ranging from data security and IP to antitrust and securities.

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Markowitz Herbold PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Levin is a well-regarded commercial litigator who represents major clients in industries including apparel manufacturing, real estate and food and beverages on contractual disputes and noncompete issues, among others. He is also known for his sports litigation practice, often acting for high-profile individuals.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Newell remains a noteworthy figure for commercial litigation in Oregon. He is known for his disputes practice relating to securities, trade secrets and unfair competition.

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Dennis P Rawlinson

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Firm chair Dennis Rawlinson is recognized as a "well-respected litigator" by market commentators. The core of his practice focuses on construction and shareholder disputes, commercial torts and breach of contract.

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Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Seasoned attorney Peter Richter remains a well-known and well-regarded litigator. He has a diverse skill set in the commercial disputes field with notable expertise in business and construction litigation, securities claims and antitrust cases.

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Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Sand possesses a diverse commercial dispute resolution practice that sees him act as a litigator, arbitrator and mediator. He is best known for his work relating to securities fraud with additional expertise on employment disputes.

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Markowitz Herbold PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing partner Kerry Shepherd is widely regarded for his impressive litigation practice. He handles a variety of disputes relating to real estate developments, securities fraud, company dissolutions and receivership. He acts for a variety of public and private clients including municipalities.

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Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The profile of Timothy Snider has quickly risen in the Oregon market through his handling of high-value class actions. He has experience representing gaming companies, insurers, healthcare companies and financial service providers.

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Cody Weston regularly appears before state and federal courts on mandates relating to mortgage loans, securities fraud and IP issues. His varied client roster includes financial service providers, healthcare providers and private individuals. 

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Up and Coming

Markowitz Herbold PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Chad Colton continues to develop a notable practice and reputation in Oregon. He litigates for local and national clients on issues including professional malpractice and negligence, with sources noting him as a "thoughtful and strategic lawyer."

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