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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.

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 2015. 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.


2015 Super Lawyers Honors Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick Attorneys

Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) attorneys in have been named to the 2015 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.

2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars include these HLGR attorneys and their primary practice areas:

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

Robert Steringer – Appellate

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Sharon Rudnick speaks at the seventh annual Woman Business Leader of the Year ceremony

sharon rudnick headshotSharon Rudnick was the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Woman Business Leader of the Year ceremony on May 14, 2015; an award presented by the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. Sharon was most recently awarded this honor in 2013 for demonstrating exceptional accomplishments in both the business and legal community in Eugene.

In Memoriam – Dave Frohnmayer

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A Celebration of Life was held March 21, 2015.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, 1801 Willamette, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague, mentor, and friend, Dave Frohnmayer, on March 9, 2015. He was 74.

Dave joined our firm in 2009 at the end of his term as the University of Oregon President (1994 to 2009). From 1981 to 1991, Dave served as Oregon’s Attorney General. As attorney general, he argued and won six of seven cases before the United States Supreme Court, the most cases and best record of any contemporary state attorney general. His prior public service also included three terms in the Oregon House of Representatives, legal advisor to the University of Oregon president and dean of the University of Oregon Law School. As a UO President Emeritus, Dave also taught courses on leaderships in the Clark Honors and the College of Arts and Sciences at UO and public law courses at the UO law school.

He and his wife, Lynn, are founders of the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc., and he is a founding director of the National Marrow Donor Program.

A graduate of Harvard in 1962, he then attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship and received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967.

Dave is survived by his wife, Lynn, his sons, Mark and Jonathan, and his daughter Amy. His daughters, Kirsten and Katie, preceded him in death.


The Oregon Quarterly
June, 2015
12 Keys to 6 Cases

The Register-Guard
March 22, 2015
3,000 Memorialize Leader as “Just Dave”

The Oregonian
March 21, 2015
Dave Frohnmayer Remembered at Eugene Memorial

Daily Emerald
March 21, 2015
Senators, Colleagues and Family Honor Late Dave Frohnmayer at Matt Knight Arena

The Portland Tribune
March 20, 2015
Flags Lowered to Honor Frohnmayer’s Legacy

Daily Emerald
March 16, 2015
The Legacy Dave Frohnmayer Left at the University of Oregon

The Atlantic
March 15, 2015
The Man Who Wrestled Death to a Draw

The Portland Tribune
March 12, 2015
Knight Arena Hosts Celebration of Frohnmayer’s Life

The Washington Post
March 11, 2015
Dave Frohnmayer, Leader in Oregon Politics and Academia, Dies at 74

The Register-Guard
March 11, 2015
Iconic Oregon Public Servant Dave Frohnmayer Dies

The Oregonian
March 10, 2015
Dave Frohnmayer, Former UO President and Oregon Attorney General, Dies at 74

Portland Business Journal
March 10, 2015
Oregonians of All Political and Educational Ilks Express Sadness at Death of UO’s Dave Frohnmayer

The Register-Guard
March 10, 2015
Dave Frohnmayer, Former UO President and State Attorney General, Dies at Age 74

Statesman Journal
March 10, 2015
Former UO President David Frohnmayer Has Died

Willamette Week
March 10, 2015
Dave Frohnmayer, an Oregon Legal and Political Leader, Dies at 74

March 10, 2015
Former Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer Dies

HLGR Staff Participate in 2015 MBA’s WinterSmash!

2015 WinterSmashHLGR attorneys, staff and family from our Portland office participated in this year’s WinterSmash event, held by the Multnomah Bar Association at 20th Century Lanes. Each year, the MBA hosts this family-friendly fundraiser for Multnomah Court Care, raising both money and awareness for the organization. Multnomah CourtCare works to improve access to justice by making free drop-in childcare available at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland. Our firm recognizes and supports the needed work of this!