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Susan Marmaduke has been selected to the “Oregon Top 50”

susan marmaduke headshotWe are pleased to announce that Susan Marmaduke has been selected to the “Oregon Top 50” by Oregon Super Lawyers for 2016. This marks Susan’s second appearance on this list and 10th year as a Super Lawyer. Susan has been a lawyer for more than 35 years, and a shareholder with Harrang Long Gary Rudnick since 2001.  Her practice emphasizes business litigation and appeals.

2016 Super Lawyers Honors Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick Attorneys

Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) attorneys in have been named to the 2016 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.

2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars include these HLGR attorneys and their primary practice areas:

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

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.

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Nathan R. Morales Joins HLGR’s Portland Office

Nathan Morales THUMBNAILHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Nathan Morales has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office.

Nathan will practice in the areas of appellate law, regulatory law and civil litigation practices; he is admitted to practice in Oregon. Prior to joining HLGR, Nathan was a judicial law clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals. There he drafted memoranda and opinions on a variety of cases before the court, spending much of his time working on civil and administrative appeals.

Nathan graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School with a certificate in Natural resources Law. Nathan served on the Rules Committee for the Lewis & Clark Law School Student Bar Association, and along with his partner, received first place in the America Bar Association’s national negotiation competition. Nathan graduated magna cum laude with a political science major from University of California, Los Angeles.

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Right-of-Way Fees on Broadband Internet Services

arden-olson-sm susan marmaduke headshotOn May 26, 2016, the Oregon Supreme Court affirmed the right of the City of Eugene to charge a license fee for using the City’s public rights-of-way to provide broadband internet services. City of Eugene v. Comcast of Oregon II, Inc., 359 Or 528 (2016). HLGR attorney Arden Olson represented the City of Eugene in the trial court and HLGR attorney Susan Marmaduke represented the City of Eugene in the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. The full text of the opinion can be read here.

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  • HLGR Attorney Shari Lane Recently Published the Second Installment in “The Unfairy Tale” Series

    shari lane headshotHLGR Attorney Shari Lane has recently published the second installment in The Unfairy Tale series, available in print and e-reader version at and other online distributors. Follow this link below to learn more about The Unfairy Tale: Audrey’s Turn!


    HLGR Ranked in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

    Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas:

    Metropolitan Awards

    Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

    The 2016 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas.

    The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the sixth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

    Bryson E. Davis Joins HLGR’s Business Law Practice

    Bryson Davis DirectoryHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Bryson Davis has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office.

    Bryson will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in our business law, tribal law and litigation practices. He is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington. Prior to joining HLGR, Bryson gained experience providing outside general counsel advice to small business clients and worked on securities, business and antitrust litigation.

    Bryson received his J.D. from University of Washington School of Law, where he was the Student Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, a participant in the Rural Alaska Tax Assistance Program and a member of the Black Law Students Association. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Reed College here in Portland, Oregon.

    HLGR Staff Participate in 2015 Komen Portland Race for the Cure

    20150920_082209Each year, attorneys and staff from our firm participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure fundraising event held in Portland, Oregon. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is dedicated to fighting breast cancer all around the world and hosts their Race for the Cure events to highlight and applaud the thousands of survivors who beat breast cancer, while also raising funds to further research in order to continue saving lives. This year, the event was held on September 20, 2015 and attorneys and staff from both the Portland and Eugene offices brought their families to participate in this yearly tradition. HLGR recognizes the need to bring awareness to this worthy cause and, as always, was excited to take part in doing so.

    Seven Harrang Long Gary Rudnick Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

    Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s lawyers have been named to the 2016 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 2016 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

    Robert “Bob” Steringer
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial Litigation


    Lorelei A. Craig Joins HLGR’s Health Care Industry Law Practice

    Lorelei Craig thumbnailHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Lorelei Craig has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Eugene office.

    Lorelei will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in our health care industry law and litigation practices. She is admitted to practice in Oregon, California and New York. Prior to HLGR, Lorelei was a senior litigation associate at the San Francisco location of Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP. There, she served clients in business disputes, complex litigation and class actions with an emphasis on healthcare, financial services and technology litigation. Previously, she was with Dewey and LeBoeuf LLP, in San Francisco and New York, where she worked with their litigation and insurance teams as an associate attorney.

    Lorelei graduated from Georgetown University Law Center where she served as a research assistant and senior editor for The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. She was also a member of the International Law Society and Environmental Law Society. Prior to law school, Lorelei obtained her B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkley.