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Samuel Rayburn Joins HLGR’s Closely-Held Business and Corporate Business Law Practices in Portland

SamRayburn press releaseHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Sam Rayburn has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office.

Sam joined HLGR on October 20, 2014 and will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in the Business Department, specifically the Closely-Held Business and Corporate Law practices. Previously, Sam worked for Robbins Umeda LLP, a securities law firm in San Diego, where he investigated factual claims for shareholder derivative and class action complaints. He also clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Civil Litigation/Trial Division, and previously worked at HLGR as a summer associate in both our Eugene and Portland offices

Sam received his J.D. from Willamette University School of Law in 2014, where he served as an executive editor of the Willamette Law Review, an article editor for the Sports Law Journal, and was a contributor to Willamette Law Online.

HLGR Ranked in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News & World Report

Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon, November 3, 2014—Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. has been ranked in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas:

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  • Tier 1, Portland, Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Tier 1, Portland, Appellate Practice
  • Tier 1, Portland, Commercial Litigation
  • Tier 1, Portland, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Tier 1, Eugene, Commercial Litigation
  • Tier 1, Eugene, Employment Law – Management
  • Tier 2, Portland, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Defendants
  • Tier 2, Eugene, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Tier 2, Eugene, Labor Law- Management

Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2015 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the fifth 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.

HLGR Staff Participate in 2014 Komen Portland Race for the Cure


Each 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 21, 2014 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.

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

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

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®.

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.

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.