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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

Anna Laird

Anna C. LairdAssociate

Rosa Ostrom

Rosa OstromAssociate

Tom Payne

Tom PayneAssociate

Jessie Schuh

Jessie SchuhAssociate

Lindsay Thane

Lindsay ThaneAssociate

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

Brien Flanagan

Brien J. FlanaganIndustry Group Leader

Cindee Gannon

Cindee GannonSenior Paralegal

Cristy Gray

Cristy GraySenior 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

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


District Court Issues Stay of Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

On Tuesday, November 30th, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction halting the government's enforcement of the federal contractor vaccine mandate on federal contractors and subcontractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. A copy of the decision is attached.  The injunction is limited to the government’s enforcement against federal contractors and subcontractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, and does not apply outside of those three states. It is expected that the government will appeal the preliminary injunction to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit...

Latest Federal Court Cases, 11/29/21
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

Indivior UK Ltd. v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories S.A., Appeal Nos. 2020-2073, -2142 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 24, 2021) Our Case of the Week this week focuses on the written description requirement when the patent claims a range.  The Court addressed a circumstance where the application disclosed a number of values within a range, but did not disclose the range itself.  Ultimately, the Court found claims reciting the ranges did not have written description support, but found a claim to a single value to have been supported by the written description...

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Schwabe Named Best Law Firm 2022, Including "Law Firm of the Year for Timber Law"
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

We are honored to report that US News recognized Schwabe as Best Law Firm 2022 in four national rankings and 46 regional rankings, including Law Firm of the Year for Timber Law!  NATIONAL RANKINGS Tier 1 in Natural Resources Law Tier 1 in Timber Law  Tier 2 in Litigation - Environmental Tier 2 in Native American Law REGIONAL RANKINGS Alaska Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation Tier 3 i

Schwabe Key Industry Groups Honored with Best Law Firms List
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

Schwabe is proud to announce that six of its industry groups received national or regional top-tier rankings in Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms list for 2022. Schwabe's Timber Law group was named Law Firm of the Year, the ‎highest honor awarded by the peer review report.  In addition, Schwabe was recognized as a national Tier 1 firm for Natural Resources Law and Timber Law, a prominent area of the firm’s Natural Resources industry focus. Additional national rankings this year include Tier 2 awards for Litigation – Environmental and Native American Law...

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