Lane Powell is happy to announce that eight attorneys have been elected shareholders of the agency, efficient January 1, 2023. These people are dedicated to offering excellent authorized counsel to purchasers on complicated and vital issues whereas additionally demonstrating management that helps Lane Powell’s mission of being trusted advisors. This proficient group, of which 50 % are numerous attorneys, signifies Lane Powell’s ongoing dedication to cultivating a various and inclusive workforce.
Katie Bass (Seattle) advises purchasers on complicated civil litigation issues in extremely regulated industries. She has represented purchasers in federal and state court docket by way of all levels of litigation, together with dispositive movement apply, jury trials, and arbitration. Bass has specific expertise serving to companies develop methods to handle and resolve disputes with their prospects. She is included within the Greatest Attorneys’ “Ones to Watch” listing within the space of Industrial Litigation and named a “Washington Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters within the space of Enterprise Litigation. Bass acquired her J.D. from the College of Chicago Legislation College and her B.A. in Political Science and Comparative Historical past of Concepts, cum laude, from the College of Washington.
John Coughlan (Seattle) advises purchasers on company and transactional issues from formation by way of exit, with an emphasis on capital methods, mergers and acquisitions, and company governance. Coughlan is lively within the Puget Sound startups neighborhood, serving as a Rule 9 supervising lawyer for the College of Washington College of Legislation Entrepreneurial Legislation Clinic, a place he has held since 2017. He was lately profiled in Puget Sound Enterprise Journal’s “Subsequent Technology in Legislation” sequence. Coughlan acquired his J.D. from the College of Washington College of Legislation and his B.A. from the College of Washington.
Liz Davis (Portland) advises companies and nonprofits – from startups to established market leaders – on company and transactional issues together with mergers and acquisitions, enterprise formation, company reorganizations, succession planning, and common company counseling. She is included within the Greatest Attorneys’ “Ones to Watch” listing within the areas of Company and Nonprofit/Charities. Davis acquired her J.D., summa cum laude, from Albany Legislation College of Union College and her B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Union Faculty.
Courtney McFate (Portland) offers well timed, considerate, and strategic authorized recommendation to purchasers concerning all kinds of employment issues. An Oregon native, McFate enjoys serving to employers discover sensible options to difficult authorized issues. Previous to becoming a member of Lane Powell, McFate was in-house employment counsel for a big client providers firm in California, appearing as a strategic authorized companion for human sources and all enterprise items. She is lively in her local people, serving on the Board of Administrators for each The Portland Montessori College and Group Pathways, Inc. McFate acquired her J.D. from Golden Gate College College of Legislation, her M.A. in Communication Research from California State College, Los Angeles, and her B.A. in Girls’s Research from the College of California at Los Angeles.
Paul Ohainle (Seattle) counsels people and excessive web value households on property and present planning, property and belief administration, and enterprise succession points. Previous to becoming a member of Lane Powell, Ohainle was Director of Property Planning Training at a wealth administration firm, the place he utilized his property planning expertise from Alaska, California, Oregon, and Washington to information wealth switch methods in relation to property tax and present tax planning. Ohainle acquired his LL.M. in Taxation from the College of Washington, his J.D. from the College of California at Davis College of Legislation, and his B.A. in Historical past and Economics from the College of California at Berkeley.
Rishi Puri (Portland) offers sensible and strategic recommendation concerning all kinds of employment issues, together with worker information privateness. Puri works with small and enormous employers, and advises purchasers with respect to claims involving discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, incapacity lodging, ERISA and non-ERISA worker profit claims, and wage/hour claims. He counsels purchasers on a broad scope of points starting from top-down company coverage to administration of information breaches and creation of information safety insurance policies. Puri additionally has deep experience with California wage and hour points, together with compliance and litigation of single worker claims to complicated consultant actions. He additionally serves as a Professional Bono Lawyer for the ACLU. Puri acquired his J.D. from the College of California at Los Angeles College of Legislation and his B.S. in Economics and Finance from the College of Pennsylvania’s Wharton College of Finance and Commerce.
Aaron Schaer (Seattle) counsels purchasers on issues involving business litigation, class actions, well being care regulation, franchise issues, and environmental regulation. Purchasers respect Schaer’s goal strategy to fixing issues and his potential to effectively establish the pivotal points in every case. Schaer describes his strategy as deliberate, guaranteeing that he has a deep understanding of the regulation, the info, and the consumer’s must tailor his suggestions. He’s included within the Greatest Attorneys’ “Ones to Watch” listing within the areas of Industrial Litigation and Administrative/Regulatory and named a “Washington Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters within the space of Enterprise Litigation. Schaer serves on the Board of Trustees for the Frankel Jewish Academy. He acquired his J.D., cum laude, from the College of Michigan Legislation College and his B.A., cum laude, in Political Principle and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State College.
Hank Stebbins (Portland) represents private and non-private firms in complicated litigation and labor and employment issues in federal and state courts. His expertise contains imposing employment arbitration agreements, impartial contractor agreements and discrimination claims, wage and hour class actions, and non-competition enforcement and commerce secret litigation. Stebbins additionally repeatedly offers companies with strategic recommendation concerning regulatory points affecting their day-to-day operations. He is called an “Oregon Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters within the space of Employment & Labor. Stebbins acquired his J.D. from Willamette College Faculty of Legislation and his B.A. in Political Science from the College of Indianapolis.