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LAST UPDATED - January 23, 2015

Associate Attorney
No true Scotsman would let this opportunity pass. Associate Attorney. Schulte Anderson. Resumes to mtaylor@schulte-law.com.

January 20, 2015

General Counsel to the University
The University of Oregon (UO) President's Office seeks applications for General Counsel to the University. The General Counsel (GC) is the chief legal officer for the University of Oregon. The GC is responsible for managing the university's legal affairs and overseeing the office's provision of legal services to the university and the UO Board of Trustees. The General Counsel works closely with other executive officers, university units, and student government, and is authorized to accept legal process on behalf of the university. The General Counsel supervises the office budget and staff, including five other attorneys.

The General Counsel is one of four officers of the university as outlined in the UO's bylaws. Thus, the position has a dual reporting requirement to the university president and the Board of Trustees, and serves as a member of the president's executive leadership team. The GC participates in all meetings of the Board of Trustees or its committees, and works closely with the University Secretary on issues relating to public meetings, Board actions and resolutions, and UO policies. EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

This position will be serving an increasingly culturally diverse community. Candidates who share our commitment to diversity, and who have the ability to build understanding and resolve conflict across cultural and other differences are particularly encouraged to apply. The finalist for this position is required to complete a criminal background check. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 6, 2015; this position will remain open until filled. For complete information on qualifications and application procedures, please see posting #15003 on the UO Human Resources webpage http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs.

Insurance Defense Attorney
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C., a regional law firm, is looking for an experienced trial attorney to join its active insurance defense practice with emphasis on legal and medical malpractice defense in its Portland office. Responsibilities will include all aspects of trial work, including directing strategy, drafting and arguing motions, taking depositions, attending hearings and settlement conferences, reporting and drafting opinion letters, communicating regularly with clients, and preparing and trying cases. Successful candidates will have at least five years of experience in insurance defense with an emphasis on legal and medical malpractice defense preferred. Additional experience in front of professional licensing boards desired. Candidates must also have the desire to nurture and build client relationships, excellent communication skills, discipline in documenting their work, and the ability to handle multiple files and work well in a team environment. This position has the opportunity to assume responsibility for a thriving and successful practice. Candidate must be licensed in Oregon, with additional license in Washington preferred. Inquiries will be held in strict confidence. Please send resume and cover letter to Chris Hardy, Hiring Assistant, by email at chris.hardy@harrang.com or by mail at 1001 SW 5th Ave. 16th Floor, Portland OR 97204. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Retiring from Well-Established Solo Practice
Extensive clientele in various areas of practice. Located in Southwest Portland Metropolitan area. Willing to work in transition with lawyer purchasing and taking over practice. Some experience preferred. Please provide notice of interest and resume by email to carol@mbabar.org, with Blind Box 2015-1 in the subject line.

An AV Rated, Medium Size Law Firm
With a growing regional practice, is seeking an Oregon licensed partner-track litigation associate with a minimum of 5-7 years' experience in commercial business and real estate litigation. The ideal candidate will have superior writing and analytical skills, the ability to attract and retain new clients, and be a self-starter who can work independently as the primary attorney handling litigation matters. The successful candidate will have deposition and courtroom experience; prior trial or arbitration work a plus, but not required. This position offers the opportunity to grow one's practice in a collaborative working environment while gaining invaluable experience managing active cases to completion. To achieve a better work-life balance, we employ a less demanding billable requirement. We also em[ploy a bonus structure that incentivizes and rewards hard work and client generation. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to resumes@buckley-law.com. Inquiries will be kep confidential upon request.

Employment Litigation Associate
The Portland office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national labor and employment law firm representing management, seeks an associate with two+ years of employment litigation experience. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong research, writing, and analytical skills. Must be admitted in Oregon. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Meredith Bell, Associate Recruiting & Professional Development Coordinator, Fisher & Phillips LLP, via email to mbell@laborlawyers.com. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Patent Associate
Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP is currently seeking well qualified Associates to join our firm, located in Portland, Oregon. Applicants having at least two years of patent prosecution experience, registered to practice before the USPTO, and holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering ot Computer Science, are encouraged to submit a resume and writing sample to Christine Pavlyk at info@stofoco.com.

January 7, 2015

Construction Associate
Downtown firm is seeking a construction law associate with a minimum of three years' construction-related experience. The ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of construction documents on complex industrial and commercial projects, and a corresponding understanding of industry contracts, design professional agreements, insurance and suretyship law. Quality analytic and writing skills are paramount; litigation and arbitration experience is a plus. Oregon State Bar membership is required, and Washington State Bar membership is a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should forward their cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript to: Daniel Gragg, Seifer, Yeats, Zwierzynski & Gragg LLP, 121 SW Morrison Ste. 1025, Portland OR 97204, or email: gragg@seifer-yeats.com with "Associate Position" in the subject line. All applications will be treated as confidential.

December 18, 2014

Associate Attorney - Business and Transactions Lateral
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester has an opening for an associate attorney with at least two years of transactional experience to join our business practice group. Work assignments may include contract preparation and review, entity formation, related business advice and counsel, and real estate transactions. At least two years of relevant experience is required. Strong academic record, outstanding analytical and writing skills and Oregon Bar membership are required.

This is a good opportunity to join a well-established firm with strong roots in the Northwest. With 36 attorneys, the firm is known for its exceptional client service and highly effective advocacy in both the courtroom and the boardroom. Cosgrave's clients range from individuals and small business owners to national and international corporations. We offer a unique opportunity to develop professionally in a collegial working environment among many of the best trial, appellate and business lawyers in Oregon.

Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants and strive to provide a workplace in which all employees feel included, respected and valued.

Qualified applicants should apply through our website www.cosgravelaw.com and must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (5-7 pages)
  • Law school transcript

Applications must include all of the above documents for full consideration. Documents may be uploaded in Word or PDF format on the website.

All inquiries will be handled confidentially. Interviews will be scheduled starting in mid-January. Position is open until filled.

Busy Health Law Solo Practitioner
Seeking a lawyer with at least five years' experience to enter into a partnership with the aim of taking over the practice in two to three years. I have a year-round, steady client base of 325 private practice physical therapists in Oregon and Washington, plus other small business clients. Services to clients include professional licensing, board disciplinary proceedings, regulatory compliance, insurance contracting, representation in medical payment audits, workers' compensation treatment and billing compliance, Medicare compliance, HIPAA compliance, employment issues, commercial leases, insurance payment disputes, purchase and sale of clinics, and general small business issues. There is room to expand services. Candidates should have excellent communications skills, a sound grasp of administrative law, Medicare and HIPAA, and enjoy serving medical practitioner clients. Oregon Bar membership required, Washington Bar membership a plus. Furnished office available in our four-office suite. Excellent opportunity for lawyer with some clients but looking for a full-time practice. Please email cover letter, resume and short (3-5 pages) writing sample to godwinlaw@earthlink.net.

Real Estate Attorney
McEwen Gisvold LLP, a mid-size downtown Portland, Oregon law firm, seeks a lateral attorney (4-12 years of experience) to work in its dynamic and busy transactional business and real estate department. We are a highly-regarded,  long-existing law firm serving institutional clients in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. We have a sophisticated real estate and business practice led by some of the most experienced and influential attorneys in Oregon. We are searching for an attorney to work in the areas of commercial real estate finance, sales, leasing and work-outs for our institutional lender clients. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, possess excellent communication, writing and research skills, have a strong employment history, and have the ability to exercise sound independent judgment.

Salary will be dependent upon experience and includes a bonus compensation arrangement.

All responses will be treated confidentially. No calls, please.

Please email resume and cover letter to hr@mcewengisvold.com no later than January 15, 2015 at 12 p.m. After receipt of resumes, interviews will be scheduled.

Resume/cover letter must include:

  • Work experience with dates of employment and compensation.
  • Reason for leaving or wanting to leave past and current employment.
  • Salary expectations.

Please note we are only accepting applications from candidates with relevant experience described above.










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