Wally Van Valkenburg is an experienced business and transactional lawyer who practices in the firm’s Technology and Intellectual property Group. He has served as a trusted advisor and counsel to companies across a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing, footwear and apparel, sports and entertainment, health care, gas and electric utilities, retail, educational institutions, trade associations, and wood products.
Wally works with companies of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500. His transactional experience includes mergers and acquisitions, licensing, strategic alliances and joint venture agreements, Internet-related agreements, service and supply agreements (including software as service), joint development agreements, and character licenses.
Wally’s subject matter expertise includes the following:
- Intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secret protection
- Antitrust compliance, including issues arising in pricing, competitor collaborations, distribution, health care transactions, trade associations, joint ventures, and Hart-Scott-Rodino merger review
- Privacy and data security, including compliance and risk management
From 2006 through 2016, Wally served as Managing Partner for the Stoel Rives Portland Office. He also previously served as Practice Group Leader for the Technology and Intellectual Property Group and as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
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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