Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Legal Services | Oregon, USA
tel: 503.222.9981 | fax: 503.796.2900
PacWest Center, 1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900 | Portland | Oregon | 97204 | USA

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

Professionals

Partners

Nika F. Aldrich

Nika F. Aldrich

Shareholder
David A. Anderson

David A. Anderson

Shareholder
Jean Ohman  Back

Jean Ohman Back

Shareholder
Michael  Bernadicou

Michael Bernadicou

Shareholder
Matthew  Bisturis

Matthew Bisturis

Shareholder
Eric  Blank

Eric Blank

Shareholder
Carson  Bowler

Carson Bowler

Shareholder
Blake  Bowman

Blake Bowman

Shareholder
David R. Boyajian

David R. Boyajian

Shareholder
Jennifer  Campbell

Jennifer Campbell

Shareholder
Lisa  Cincotta

Lisa Cincotta

Chief Information Officer
Michael A.  Cofield

Michael A. Cofield

Shareholder
Larry A. Costich

Larry A. Costich

Shareholder
Sara C. Cotton

Sara C. Cotton

Shareholder
Graciela Gomez  Cowger

Graciela Gomez Cowger

Chief Executive Officer
Brendan S. Crowley

Brendan S. Crowley

Shareholder
Farron  Curry

Farron Curry

Shareholder
Janna A. Davydova

Janna A. Davydova

Shareholder
Robert D. Dayton

Robert D. Dayton

Shareholder
James F.  Dulcich

James F. Dulcich

Shareholder
Ryan W. Dumm

Ryan W. Dumm

Shareholder
Scott D. Eads

Scott D. Eads

Shareholder
David R. Ebel

David R. Ebel

Shareholder
Jeffrey S. Eden

Jeffrey S. Eden

Shareholder
Dan  Eller

Dan Eller

Shareholder
James  Estes

James Estes

Shareholder
Brien J. Flanagan

Brien J. Flanagan

Shareholder
Colin  Folawn

Colin Folawn

Shareholder
Greg  Fullem

Greg Fullem

Shareholder
Michael T. Garone

Michael T. Garone

Shareholder
Troy  Greenfield

Troy Greenfield

Shareholder
John D. Guinasso

John D. Guinasso

Shareholder
Kelly T. Hagan

Kelly T. Hagan

Shareholder
Darius L. Hartwell

Darius L. Hartwell

Shareholder
Terry C. Hauck

Terry C. Hauck

Shareholder
Anna  Helton

Anna Helton

Shareholder
Molly  Henry

Molly Henry

Shareholder
Dave A. Hepler

Dave A. Hepler

Shareholder
Michael A. Herbst

Michael A. Herbst

Shareholder
Michael A. Herbst

Michael A. Herbst

Shareholder
Jeff  Hern

Jeff Hern

Shareholder
Amy L. Hill

Amy L. Hill

Shareholder
Joseph  Hobson

Joseph Hobson

Shareholder
Aukjen T. Ingraham

Aukjen T. Ingraham

Shareholder
Kirk  Johansen

Kirk Johansen

Shareholder
Sara  Kobak

Sara Kobak

Shareholder
Allison K. Krashan

Allison K. Krashan

Shareholder
Andrew  Lee

Andrew Lee

Shareholder
Philip  Lempriere

Philip Lempriere

Shareholder
Tia M. Lewis

Tia M. Lewis

Shareholder
Darien S. Loiselle

Darien S. Loiselle

Shareholder
Mark A. Long

Mark A. Long

Chair Emeritus and Shareholder
Bradley D. Maier

Bradley D. Maier

Shareholder
Bert W. Markovich

Bert W. Markovich

Shareholder
Lindsey  McReynolds

Lindsey McReynolds

Chief Client Relations Officer
Brian  Nakashima

Brian Nakashima

Chief Financial Officer
William J. Ohle

William J. Ohle

Shareholder
Joel A. Parker

Joel A. Parker

Shareholder
Wesley E. Parker

Wesley E. Parker

Shareholder
Steven J. Prewitt

Steven J. Prewitt

Shareholder
Lawrence R. Ream

Lawrence R. Ream

Shareholder
Milt  Reimers

Milt Reimers

Shareholder
Kelly  Riggs

Kelly Riggs

Shareholder
Kent  Roberts

Kent Roberts

Shareholder
Craig G. Russillo

Craig G. Russillo

Shareholder
Maria  Schmidlkofer

Maria Schmidlkofer

Shareholder
Marc K. Sellers

Marc K. Sellers

Shareholder
Charmin B. Shiely

Charmin B. Shiely

Shareholder
Paige B. Spratt

Paige B. Spratt

Shareholder
Mark A. Stayer

Mark A. Stayer

Retired Shareholder
Garrett  Stephenson

Garrett Stephenson

Shareholder
Ryan N. Strauss

Ryan N. Strauss

Shareholder
Lance  Termes

Lance Termes

Shareholder
Yvonne E. Tingleaf

Yvonne E. Tingleaf

Shareholder
Thomas  Tongue

Thomas Tongue

Shareholder
Jay T. Waldron

Jay T. Waldron

Shareholder
Kelly M. Walsh

Kelly M. Walsh

Shareholder
Jonathan  Ward

Jonathan Ward

Shareholder
M. John  Way

M. John Way

Shareholder
D. Joe  Willis

D. Joe Willis

Retired Shareholder

Associates

Mark  Adams

Mark Adams

Associate
Thomas  Allen

Thomas Allen

Associate
Alex  Bish

Alex Bish

Associate
CaroLea  Casas

CaroLea Casas

Associate
Nyika  Corbett

Nyika Corbett

Associate
Mario  Delegato

Mario Delegato

Associate
Josh  Dennis

Josh Dennis

Associate
Joseph O. Gaon

Joseph O. Gaon

Associate
Tyler  Hall

Tyler Hall

Associate
Kathryn  Kelly

Kathryn Kelly

Associate
Anna C. Laird

Anna C. Laird

Associate
Rosa  Ostrom

Rosa Ostrom

Associate
Tom  Payne

Tom Payne

Associate
Jessie  Schuh

Jessie Schuh

Associate
Lindsay  Thane

Lindsay Thane

Associate
Andrew  Wallace

Andrew Wallace

Associate
Annie  White

Annie White

Associate
Savannah  Wolfe

Savannah Wolfe

Associate

Of Counsel

Nellie  Barnard

Nellie Barnard

Of Counsel
Steven R. Blair

Steven R. Blair

Of Counsel
Jason  Douthit

Jason Douthit

Of Counsel
Michael S. Moore

Michael S. Moore

Of Counsel
Alison  Moss

Alison Moss

Of Counsel
Herbert  Ray

Herbert Ray

Of Counsel
Sara  Sayles

Sara Sayles

Of Counsel
Jay  Sayles

Jay Sayles

Of Counsel
Nathan  Sramek

Nathan Sramek

Of Counsel
Joseph J. Straus

Joseph J. Straus

Of Counsel
Jason  Wrubleski

Jason Wrubleski

Of Counsel

Other

David T. Aldred

David T. Aldred

Senior Paralegal
Michelle  Baird-Johnson

Michelle Baird-Johnson

Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration
Judith  Baker

Judith Baker

Paralegal
David F. Bartz, Jr.

David F. Bartz, Jr.

Chair Emeritus
Julie M. Chapman

Julie M. Chapman

Senior Paralegal
Shubeena  Chib, Ph.D.

Shubeena Chib, Ph.D.

Patent Specialist
Michael A. Cohen

Michael A. Cohen

Industry Group Leader
Daria  Fine

Daria Fine

Paralegal
Michelle  Folse

Michelle Folse

Paralegal
Cindee  Gannon

Cindee Gannon

Senior Paralegal
Ryen  Godwin

Ryen Godwin

Industry Group Leader
Cristy  Gray

Cristy Gray

Senior Paralegal
Joanne W. Hall

Joanne W. Hall

Senior Paralegal
Kelly  Hamilton

Kelly Hamilton

Paralegal
Brandi L. Henley

Brandi L. Henley

Senior Paralegal
Ricki  Hisaw

Ricki Hisaw

Senior Industry Group Manager
Stephanie  Holmberg

Stephanie Holmberg

Industry Group Leader
Gigi  Hoover

Gigi Hoover

Senior Paralegal
Sally  Houk

Sally Houk

Senior Paralegal
Noah  Jarrett

Noah Jarrett

Industry Group Leader
Heather  Kulin

Heather Kulin

Senior Paralegal
Enoy  Lawless-Lewerenz

Enoy Lawless-Lewerenz

Senior Paralegal
Aileen  Lee

Aileen Lee

Senior Paralegal
Deric L. Luoto

Deric L. Luoto

Legal Investigator
Connie Sue M. Martin

Connie Sue M. Martin

Industry Group Leader
Christine M. Pavlyk

Christine M. Pavlyk

Senior Paralegal
Allison L. Pentheny

Allison L. Pentheny

Senior Paralegal
Lisa  Puccinelli

Lisa Puccinelli

Paralegal
Meghan  Ridenour

Meghan Ridenour

Business Development Specialist
Elizabeth (Liz)  Russell

Elizabeth (Liz) Russell

Director of Accounting
Cory A. Sabin

Cory A. Sabin

Senior Paralegal
Susan  Schwab

Susan Schwab

Senior Paralegal
Kathy J. Severns

Kathy J. Severns

Senior Paralegal
Stephen  Sullivan

Stephen Sullivan

Industry Group Leader
Anne M. Talcott

Anne M. Talcott

Industry Group Leader
Jodie  Tedder

Jodie Tedder

Director of Professional Development & Training
Lucy M. Thomas

Lucy M. Thomas

Paralegal
Steve  Yates

Steve Yates

Attorney

Articles

Ninth Circuit Affirms Reserved Right of Metlakatlan Fishing Off-Reservation Waters

On September 8, 2022, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the reserved right of the Metlakatlan Indian Community to fish in the off-reservation waters where Metlakatlans had traditionally fished, and held that Metlakatlans are not subject to an Alaska statute creating a limited-entry program for commercial fishing. Metlakatla Indian Community v. Dunleavy, is significant because in deciding the case, the court applied familiar cannons of Indian law construction rarely seen in cases involving Alaska Tribes. Background As with most Indian-law cases, it starts with a history lesson. In 1867, the United States acquired what is now the state of Alaska from Russia for $7...

Latest Federal Court Cases, 9/19/22

Polaris Innovations Ltd. v. Brent, Appeal No. 2019-1483 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 15, 2022) In our Case of the Week, the Federal Circuit provided what appears to be its first precedential opinion construing Section 317 of the Patent Act—a provision concerning the effect of settlement during an America Invents Act (AIA) proceeding. The Court’s opinion construes the statute in ways that may be unexpected for parties who seek to settle inter partes review (IPR) petitions. Read on to understand why. Polaris sued NVIDIA Corporation for infringement of two patents. NVIDIA filed two IPRs, which matured to a final written decision of invalidity. Polaris appealed...

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Press

Blockbuster wine deal: Washington’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates acquires Oregon’s A to Z Wineworks

In a blockbuster deal A to Z, one of Oregon’s biggest wineries, sold to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the Woodinville, Washington-based industry giant. A to Z, along with its Rex Hill brand, joins Erath Winery in Ste. Michelle’s Oregon stable, which will be led by A to Z chief executive Amy Prosenjak as president of Oregon Brands. A to Z was founded 20 years ago by Tannahill, Cheryl Francis, Deb Hatcher and Bill Hatcher, all Oregon wine veterans. It grew to over 350,000 annual cases calling itself the “Essence of Oregon” and typically selling at under $20 a bottle. In an interview, Prosenjak said the deal will allow A to Z to take another big step...

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