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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt  

Legal Services | Oregon, USA

https://www.schwabe.com/
tel: 503.222.9981 | fax: 503.796.2900
PacWest Center, 1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900 | Portland | Oregon | 97204 | USA


Main Contacts

Michael Cohen

Michael A. CohenIndustry Group Leader

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt's Overview

What do you get when you're "Represented by Schwabe"? Innovative solutions from lawyers who know every deal has a dream and every risk an opportunity. A committed team that understands your industry and cares about your business. And the comprehensive resources of one of the Pacific Northwest's top law firms.

Our lawyers provide exceptional legal counsel, and that's critical. But our value goes beyond that. We don't sit around and wait for the phone to ring. We get out of the office and put on hard hats to meet clients where they are, in their industries. This helps us see around corners, spot trends and navigate approaching challenges before they become problems. That's why clients put us in the leadership circle and consider us partners in the business. Our understanding of six key industry sectors - Healthcare; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Technology; and Transportation, Ports and Maritime - allows us to help clients achieve success through ideas, advice, and exceptional legal counsel.

With more than 175 attorneys in eight offices, we are among the largest law firms in the region. Clients from start-ups and entrepreneurs to the Fortune 500 count on us for full-spectrum legal services to help them achieve goals throughout their business lives.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1892
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 175

Areas of Practice
  • Acquisition and Disposition
  • Agency Actions and Rulemaking
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Corporate Restructuring
  • Business and Corporate
  • Business Transitions
  • Condemnation
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment, Labor and Benefits
  • Environmental Compliance and Safety
  • Environmental Regulation and Litigation
  • Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Immigration
  • Indian Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business
  • IP Litigation
  • Labor
  • Land Use and Entitlement
  • Leasing
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Non-Compete and Trade Secrets
  • Patents
  • Plant Development, Facility Siting and Permitting
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Lands and Endangered Species
  • Real Estate
  • Securities and Finance
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy
  • Tax Planning
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, Marketing and Advertising
  • Transactions, Licensing and E-commerce
  • Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Wage and Hour
  • Water Law
Professionals

Partners

Nika Aldrich

Nika F. AldrichShareholder

Al AuYeung

Al AuYeungRetired Shareholder


David Axelrod

David W. AxelrodRetired Shareholder

Jean Ohman Back

Jean Ohman BackShareholder


Matthew Bisturis

Matthew BisturisShareholder

Eric Blank

Eric BlankShareholder


Carson Bowler

Carson BowlerShareholder


Arnold Brown

Arnold BrownShareholder


Lisa Cincotta

Lisa CincottaChief Information Officer


Larry Costich

Larry A. CostichShareholder

Sara Cotton

Sara C. CottonShareholder

Graciela Gomez Cowger

Graciela Gomez CowgerChief Executive Officer


Farron Curry

Farron CurryShareholder


Robert Dayton

Robert D. DaytonShareholder

James F. Dulcich

James F. DulcichShareholder

Ryan Dumm

Ryan W. DummShareholder


Scott Eads

Scott D. EadsShareholder

David Ebel

David R. EbelShareholder

Jeffrey Eden

Jeffrey S. EdenShareholder


Dan Eller

Dan EllerShareholder

John

John "Jack" R. Faust, Jr.Retired Shareholder

Colin Folawn

Colin FolawnShareholder


Greg Fullem

Greg FullemShareholder


Ryen Godwin

Ryen GodwinShareholder

Walter Grebe

Walter H. GrebeRetired Shareholder


Troy Greenfield

Troy GreenfieldShareholder

John Guinasso

John D. GuinassoShareholder

Kelly Hagan

Kelly T. HaganShareholder


Richard Hansen

Richard K. HansenRetired Shareholder

Kurt Hansen

Kurt F. HansenShareholder


Terry Hauck

Terry C. HauckShareholder

Anna Helton

Anna HeltonShareholder

Molly Henry

Molly HenryShareholder


Dave Hepler

Dave A. HeplerShareholder


Jeff Hern

Jeff HernShareholder

Peter Heuser

Peter E. HeuserShareholder

Joseph Hobson

Joseph HobsonShareholder


Margaret Hoffmann

Margaret HoffmannRetired Shareholder


Kirk Johansen

Kirk JohansenShareholder

Robert Joseph

Robert E. JosephRetired Shareholder


Sara Kobak

Sara KobakShareholder


Aaron Laing

Aaron M. LaingShareholder

Andrew Lee

Andrew LeeShareholder

Philip Lempriere

Philip LempriereShareholder


Tia Lewis

Tia M. LewisShareholder


Mark Long

Mark A. LongChair Emeritus and Shareholder


Bradley Maier

Bradley D. MaierShareholder

Mark Manulik

Mark A. ManulikRetired Shareholder


Lindsey McReynolds

Lindsey McReynoldsChief Client Relations Officer

Alison Moss

Alison MossShareholder


Brian Nakashima

Brian NakashimaChief Financial Officer

William Ohle

William J. OhleShareholder

Peter Osborne

Peter L. OsborneRetired Shareholder


Joel Parker

Joel A. ParkerShareholder

Wesley Parker

Wesley E. ParkerShareholder


Herbert Ray

Herbert RayShareholder


Lawrence Ream

Lawrence R. ReamShareholder

Milt Reimers

Milt ReimersShareholder

Kent Roberts

Kent RobertsShareholder



Donald Russo

Donald RussoRetired Shareholder

Lisa Schaures

Lisa E. SchauresShareholder & Industry Group Leader


Marc Sellers

Marc K. SellersShareholder


Paige Spratt

Paige B. SprattShareholder

Mark Stayer

Mark A. StayerShareholder


Joseph Straus

Joseph J. StrausShareholder

Ryan Strauss

Ryan N. StraussShareholder

Stephen Sullivan

Stephen SullivanShareholder


Lance Termes

Lance TermesShareholder

Thomas Tongue

Thomas TongueShareholder


Thomas Triplett

Thomas M. TriplettRetired Shareholder

Jay Waldron

Jay T. WaldronShareholder

Kelly Walsh

Kelly M. WalshShareholder


Jonathan Ward

Jonathan WardShareholder

M. John Way

M. John WayShareholder

D. Joe Willis

D. Joe WillisShareholder


Christina York

Christina YorkChief Human Resources Officer


Associates

Thomas Allen

Thomas AllenAssociate

Zach Berne

Zach BerneAssociate

Alex Bish

Alex BishAssociate


Blake Bowman

Blake BowmanAssociate

CaroLea Casas

CaroLea CasasAssociate


Nyika Corbett

Nyika CorbettAssociate

Josh Dennis

Josh DennisAssociate


W. Hall

W. Tyler HallAssociate

Kathryn Kelly

Kathryn KellyAssociate


Rosa Ostrom

Rosa OstromAssociate

Tom Payne

Tom PayneAssociate

Jessie Schuh

Jessie SchuhAssociate



Lindsay Thane

Lindsay ThaneAssociate

Keyi Wang

Keyi WangAssociate


Annie White

Annie WhiteAssociate


Of Counsel

Other

David Aldred

David T. AldredSenior Paralegal

Michelle Baird-Johnson

Michelle Baird-JohnsonDirector of Talent Acquisition and Integration

Judith Baker

Judith BakerParalegal


David Bartz, Jr.

David F. Bartz, Jr.Chair Emeritus

Julie Chapman

Julie M. ChapmanSenior Paralegal

Shubeena Chib, Ph.D.

Shubeena Chib, Ph.D.Patent Specialist


Michael Cohen

Michael A. CohenIndustry Group Leader

Kai Davies

Kai DaviesParalegal


Brien Flanagan

Brien J. FlanaganIndustry Group Leader

Cindee Gannon

Cindee GannonSenior Paralegal


Cristy Gray

Cristy GraySenior Paralegal

Gretchen Guinasso

Gretchen D. GuinassoSenior Paralegal

Joanne Hall

Joanne W. HallSenior Paralegal


Brandi Henley

Brandi L. HenleySenior Paralegal


Ricki Hisaw

Ricki HisawIndustry Group Manager (non-attorney)

Stephanie Holmberg

Stephanie HolmbergIndustry Group Leader

Gigi Hoover

Gigi HooverSenior Paralegal


Sally Houk

Sally HoukSenior Paralegal

MaryAnn Ivie

MaryAnn IvieSenior Paralegal

Noah Jarrett

Noah JarrettIndustry Group Leader


Heather Kulin

Heather KulinSenior Paralegal

Enoy Lawless-Lewerenz

Enoy Lawless-LewerenzSenior Paralegal


Aileen Lee

Aileen LeeSenior Paralegal

Deric Luoto

Deric L. LuotoLegal Investigator


Christine Pavlyk

Christine M. PavlykSenior Paralegal

Allison Pentheny

Allison L. PenthenySenior Paralegal



Meghan Ridenour

Meghan RidenourBusiness Development Specialist

Elizabeth (Liz) Russell

Elizabeth (Liz) RussellDirector of Accounting

Cory Sabin

Cory A. SabinSenior Paralegal


Lynn Scardina

Lynn ScardinaParalegal

Kathy Severns

Kathy J. SevernsSenior Paralegal

Anne Talcott

Anne M. TalcottIndustry Group Leader


Jodie Tedder

Jodie TedderDirector of Professional Development & Training


Derek Watson

Derek WatsonParalegal

Steve Yates

Steve YatesAttorney


Articles

Latest Federal Court Cases, 09/13/21
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, September 2021

In re: MaxPower Semiconductor, Inc., Appeal No. 2021-146 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 8, 2021) In its only precedential patent case this week, the Federal Circuit denied a mandamus petition relating to the PTAB’s institution of inter partes reviews of MaxPower’s patents. The case touches on, but does not completely resolve, whether the PTAB can institute inter partes reviews where the parties have agreed to arbitrate those disputes. MaxPower had argued that the PTAB should decline review because the patentability dispute was subject to an arbitration agreement. The PTAB instituted review nonetheless...

Administration Actions Regarding COVID Protocols For Federal Contractors and Large Employers
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, September 2021

Summary On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued orders that have the intent of requiring employers to mandate that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing and other restrictions. President’s Biden’s Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (the “Executive Order”) will, when implemented, require most federal contractors to comply with all guidance for federal contractor or subcontractor workplace locations published by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (see www.saferfederalworkforce.gov)...

All articles submitted by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Press

Schwabe is Proud to Join Midsize Mansfield Rule Cohort for 2021-2023
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, September 2021

SAN FRANCISCO (September 14, 2021) – Diversity Lab announced today that 118 leading law firms have achieved Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification. The certified firms have completed a rigorous 12-month collaboration with Diversity Lab with built-in measurement, transparency and accountability. Through their participation, they have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and are making meaningful progress on diversifying law firm leadership. The goal of the Mansfield Rule is to boost the representation of historically underrepresented lawyers in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these opportunities...

Schwabe’s Allison Krashan Elected President of Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, August 2021

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C., is thrilled to share that on August 10, 2021, Schwabe Shareholder Allison Krashan was elected President of the organization Washington Defense Trial Lawyers for a one-year term. Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) has the mission to “promote the highest professional and ethical standards for Washington civil defense attorneys and to serve our members through education, recognition, collegiality, professional development, and advocacy.”  Allison has been a member of WDTL her entire legal career and served on its Board of Trustees for several years...

All press submitted by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

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