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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

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

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


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 "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

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

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


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


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


Deviation: Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, October 2021

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC) have both issued new Class Deviations from the FARs that implement Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (i.e., the federal contractor vaccine mandate)...

Three Ways the Pandemic is Impacting Litigation Costs
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, October 2021

Twenty months in, Covid-19 continues to demand that we exercise flexibility and adaptation as it identifies winners and losers. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the practice of law and businesses that are involved in, or contemplating, litigation. Those who have been involved in litigation know that it can be expensive in “normal” times. Here are three ways the pandemic has impacted the costs associated with litigation. Time to trial. Jury trials are an intimate affair. As a result, some citizens have refused to participate as jurors during the pandemic due to the risk of exposure to those who may be ill...

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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...

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