Wally Van Valkenburg is the Managing Partner of the firm's Portland office and is a past member of the firm's Executive Committee. He practices in the firm's Technology and Intellectual Property group, where he focuses on transactions and business counseling. Wally has represented technology companies on a variety of matters and in a variety of industry sectors for over 25 years, including electronic equipment, software, biotech and Internet services. Wally also has represented clients in a number of other industries, including footwear and apparel, sports and entertainment, health care, electric utilities, retail and wood products.
Wally's transactional experience includes mergers and acquisitions, licensing, strategic alliances and joint venture agreements, including technology transfers in connection with business formation and acquisition, web hosting and other Internet related agreements, joint development agreements and character licenses. He also assists companies with economic development opportunities in new markets.
Wally has extensive experience in antitrust and trade regulation, including issues arising in distribution of goods and services, trade associations, health care, joint ventures, competitor collaborations and representation of clients in the Hart-Scott-Rodino merger review process.
Wally was an instructor at Columbia University School of Law from 1982 to 1984, where he wrote a dissertation on constitutional theory and the First Amendment. After graduating from law school and before practicing law, he was a law clerk to Justice Edward H. Howell of the Oregon Supreme Court from 1978 to 1979.
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