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Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® in America List

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. is pleased to announce that eight lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”

Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list:

William F. Gary
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation

Susan D. Marmaduke
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation

Frank A. Moscato
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

James E. Mountain, Jr.
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Appellate Practice

Sharon A. Rudnick
Appellate Practice
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Jens Schmidt
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Litigation – Municipal

C. Robert “Bob” Steringer
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation

Joshua P. Stump
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Vaden Francisco Appointed as Chair of Oregon State Bar’s Local Professional Responsibility Committee, Region 2

Francisco, Vaden - Website Directory ResizedHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Vaden Francisco, Jr., an associate in the firm’s Eugene office, was recently appointed as a member and as Chairperson to the Oregon State Bar’s Local Professional Responsibility Committee (LPRC) for Region 2 by the OSB Board of Governors. His term will run through December 31, 2014 with the possibility of reappointment thereafter.

The LPRC is made up of volunteer lawyers and is responsible for carrying out investigative assignments from the Disciplinary Counsel’s Office or the State Professional Responsibility Board. The local committee prepares written findings in a report that are submitted back to the state level board for evaluation and action.

Mr. Francisco is a business and estate planning attorney with a diverse background as a business manager and owner, legislative aide, and prosecuting attorney. He is well versed in small business matters, including succession planning, wills and estates, and he knows how to ensure that companies are well protected in the marketplace. As a licensed helicopter pilot and aviation small business operator, Mr. Francisco also has a unique perspective on the aviation industry and all the regulations affecting those operations. He served as President of Heli-Trade Corporation, an FAA Repair Station and Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility.

Active in the Eugene community, Mr. Francisco volunteers as a helicopter pilot for Lane County Search and Rescue, is involved with Boys Scouts of America, and coaches soccer for the American Youth Soccer Organization. He received his B.A. in English with a minor in Political Science from Culver-Stockton College and his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Law.

About Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. is a law firm founded in 1957, with offices in Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon. HLGR attorneys assist a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations with legal advice, business transactions, litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings, and government relations. HLGR is AV-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell and was named to the “Best Law Firms” 2014 list by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers®.

2014 Super Lawyers Honors Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick Attorneys

Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) attorneys have been named to the 2014 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists.

Super Lawyers are selected through a process that identifies outstanding lawyers in dozens of practice areas. Factors considered in the nomination and peer evaluation of potential Super Lawyers include education and employment background, experience, representative clients, pro bono and community service, and honors and awards.

2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars include these HLGR attorneys and their primary practice areas:

Marjorie A. Elken (Rising Star) – Business Litigation
William F. Gary – Appellate
J. Aaron Landau (Rising Star) – Appellate and Business Litigation
Susan D. Marmaduke – Appellate and Business Litigation
Frank A. Moscato – Professional Liability Defense
James E. Mountain, Jr. – Appellate
Arden J. Olson – Business Litigation
Sharon A. Rudnick - Appellate

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Elijah B. Van Camp Joins HLGR’s Professional Liability Defense and Commercial Litigation Practices in Portland

resized website directory-ElijahVanCamp_008_6_10_14Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Elijah B. Van Camp has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office.

Eli joined HLGR on June 2, 2014 and will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in the Litigation Department, specifically the Professional Liability Defense, Construction Law and Litigation, and Business and Commercial Litigation groups. Eli previously worked at Brisbee & Stockton, LLC in Hillsboro where he focused on defense of civil litigation, including professional liability, personal injury, construction, and general liability claims. In that position, he gained significant experience resolving cases through mediation, arbitration, and trial.

Eli received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Oregon Review of International Law and was a member of the Moot Court Board. Following law school, he served as a judicial clerk to Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Janice R. Wilson.

RAIN Celebrates its Official Launch

RAIN_Logo_V-115x172The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) celebrated its official launch and the opening of their new Eugene home at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce building with a ceremonial signing of the Declaration of Cooperation by its partners. On May 28, 2014, Governor John Kitzhaber joined RAIN co-conveners, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning, along with representatives from both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University for this momentous occasion. RAIN’s focus is to accelerate development of start-up businesses and job creation in the southern Willamette Valley. To learn more about RAIN, what they do, and how they can help, please visit www.raineugene.org.

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. serves as general counsel for RAIN. Vaden Francisco, Jr. and J. Lee Lashway are responsible for the coordination and delivery of the firm’s services to RAIN.

 

Amber Zupancic-Albin Joins HLGR’s Health Care Law and Professional Liability Defense Practices in Portland

AmberZupancic-Albin_064_5_08_14resized for website directoryHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Amber Zupancic-Albin has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office.

Amber joined HLGR on May 5, 2014 and will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in the Health Care Industry Law practice group, as well as in the Professional Liability Defense and Litigation group. Amber, a former medical legal consultant, holds her Registered Nursing degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Her unique background having served as an R.N. for several years before returning to law school, has provided her with a deep knowledge of the health care industry and practice. For several years, she owned her own medical legal consulting firm, AZA Consulting, LLC where she spent considerable time providing litigation support and claims management services to large healthcare institutions and law firms.

As a graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, Amber served as a law clerk for another Portland area law firm, as well as for the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice, State of California’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse. While at the Department of Justice, she assisted in case preparation to the Grand Jury regarding Medi-Cal billing fraud for IUDs, resulting in an indictment.

About Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is a law firm founded in 1957, with offices in Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon. HLGR attorneys assist a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations with legal advice, business transactions, litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings, and government relations. HLGR is AV-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell and was named to the “Best Law Firms” 2014 list by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers®.

Vaden Francisco Joins the Eugene Airport Advisory Committee

Francisco, Vaden - Website Directory ResizedHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Vaden Francisco, Jr., an associate in the firm’s Eugene office, was recently nominated to the Eugene Airport Advisory Committee (AAC) by the Airport Director and approved by the City of Eugene’s Public Works Director.

The AAC is responsible for providing recommendations to airport staff using an ongoing citizen perspective. The AAC reviews airport capital improvement projects, environmental issues, airport finances, air service development as well as changes to airport administration policy.

Mr. Francisco is a business and estate planning attorney with a diverse background as a business manager and owner, legislative aide, and prosecuting attorney. He is well versed in small business matters, including succession planning, wills and estates, and he knows how to ensure that companies are well protected in the marketplace. As a licensed helicopter pilot and aviation small business operator, Mr. Francisco also has a unique perspective on the aviation industry and all the regulations affecting those operations. He served as President of Heli-Trade Corporation, an FAA Repair Station and Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility.

Active in the Eugene community, Mr. Francisco volunteers as a helicopter pilot for Lane County Search and Rescue, is involved with Boys Scouts of America, and coaches soccer for the American Youth Soccer Organization. He received his B.A. in English with a minor in Political Science from Culver-Stockton College and his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Law.

About Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. is a law firm founded in 1957, with offices in Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon. HLGR attorneys assist a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations with legal advice, business transactions, litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings, and government relations. HLGR is AV-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell and was named to the “Best Law Firms” 2014 list by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers®.

Bob Steringer Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

bob steringer headshotHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Bob Steringer, a firm shareholder and Vice-President based in the Portland office, was recently elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

The American Bar Foundation is dedicated to advancing justice through research in law, legal processes, and its impact on society. In support of this process, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership in The Fellows is limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction of the United States.

Mr. Steringer represents private and public clients in matters at the intersection of law and public policy. Drawing on experience inside and outside government, he advises clients on matters including constitutional law, government regulation and licensing, political law and claims against government bodies. Mr. Steringer also works with business clients to resolve disputes in a wide variety of matters, including ownership disputes, products liability, professional liability, and breaches of contracts.

He currently serves as a member of the Multnomah Bar Association’s (“MBA”) Board of Directors and is Chair of the Oregon State Bar (“OSB”) Constitutional Law Section. He previously served as Chair of the MBA Professionalism Committee, was a member of the OSB’s Public Service Advisory Committee, and was a member of the MBA Pro Bono Task Force. Mr. Steringer is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law.

Vaden Francisco Joins HLGR’s Business Practice in Eugene

vaden francisco headshotHLGR is pleased to announce that Vaden Francisco, Jr. has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Eugene office.

Vaden joined HLGR on January 6, 2014, so he could work closely with other business attorneys in Eugene and Portland while expanding the legal services available to his clients. Vaden’s law practice will continue to focus on business and aviation law, as well as estate planning and veteran’s benefits. He regularly advises clients in a variety of industries regarding the formation of a business, succession planning, contracts and agreements, and other legal business transactions.

As a former business owner and manager, Vaden brings a unique prospective to his practice of the law and is truly passionate about helping businesses and individuals succeed. He has made Eugene his home since 2001 when he began working for Heli-Trade Corporation, an FAA Repair Station and Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility. He served Heli-Trade in several capacities and eventually as president until the company was sold in early 2012.

Prior to joining HLGR, Vaden was also a sole practitioner in Eugene (Vaden B. Francisco, Jr. P.C.) and has been very active in the Eugene Chamber and other community organizations.

Andrea Coit Named Shareholder

andrea coit headshotHLGR is pleased to announce that Andrea Coit has been named shareholder.

Andrea Coit has been with the firm since 2001. Before being named shareholder, she was a senior litigation associate. Andrea is an experienced litigator whose practice includes a wide range of civil defense matters in state and federal courts. Her practice focuses on the defense of individuals and both public and private entities in matters involving professional negligence defense, civil rights violations, products liability claims, and employment disputes. She represents clients at the trial court level, as well as in private arbitration and before administrative review boards.

Regardless of the case, Andrea’s objective is to resolve her clients’ problems in the most pragmatic and efficient manner available under the circumstances. That may involve a mediated settlement or adversarial litigation; either way, she ensures her clients are fully informed and comfortable with the chosen strategy. This is one of the many reasons the firm’s shareholders were unanimous in their decision to invite her to become shareholder.

HLGR’s shareholder admission process is rigorous and thorough, with prospective shareholders being evaluated on several measures, from ethics and service to clients, to business development and ‘fit’ with other shareholders and existing clientele.