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The Best Lawyers in America© 2010

James Mountain and William Gary were named to the Best Lawyers® list in appellate law for the 5th consecutive year, and Gary was also selected in the areas of commercial litigation and administrative law. Sharon Rudnick and Susan Marmaduke were named for the 2nd consecutive year as Best...

Oregon Military Family Leave Act of 2009

Employment Alert Oregon Military Family Leave Act of 2009 Background On June 25, 2009, Governor Kulongoski signed into law the Oregon Military Family Leave Act. This Act was first introduced as House Bill 2744 during Oregon’s 2009 Legislative Session. The...

Guidance for Securing PHI Issued by HHS

Health Law Alert Guidance for Securing PHI Issued by HHS The Department of Health and Human Services has just issued guidance on the technologies and methodologies for keeping protected health information (PHI) secure for purposes of health breach notifications. The...

“Outside Lawyers Have Served City Well”

“Outside Lawyers Have Served City Well”, Op Ed piece from the Register-Guard newspaper, April 1, 2009: Three former Eugene City Managers praise the high quality of legal services provided by Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as City Attorney to the City...

The Medicare RAC Program is Set to Begin Finding Your Billing Errors

Health Law Alert The Medicare RAC Program is Set to Begin Finding Your Billing Errors The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) have taken a major step toward the implementation of its new audit program that will affect countless...

Lilly Ledbetter Pay Act of 2009

Employment Alert Lilly Ledbetter Pay Act of 2009 On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (“Ledbetter Act”) into law. This was the first piece of legislation signed by President Obama and will...

Oregon’s Business Energy Tax Credit

Oregon’s Business Energy Tax Credit Over the last several years, one of the most pressing issues facing Oregon businesses has been the drastic increase in the cost of energy. As a result, there have been increased governmental efforts to develop...

Jerome Lidz Appointed as New Oregon Solicitor General

As of March 15, our friend and colleague Jerry Lidz has left Harrang Long Gary Rudnick to assume the position of Oregon Solicitor General to which he was appointed by Attorney General John Kroger. In selecting Jerry, Attorney General Kroger...

Current Market Conditions Create Opportunities for Estate Planning Strategies

Current Market Conditions Create Opportunities for Estate Planning Strategies While the current bear market has crippled many portfolios and frightened many investors, there is a bright side to the recent economic anguish. Depressed asset values, illiquid markets and historically low...

“Stimulus Bill” Business Tax Impact

“Stimulus Bill” Business Tax Impact On February 13, the House of Representatives, by a vote of 246-183, and the Senate, by a vote of 60–38, passed H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act). The...