Carolyn Walker Receives 2018 Multnomah Bar Association Professionalism Award

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PORTLAND, Ore. Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that partner Carolyn Walker has been selected by the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) as the recipient of its 2018 Professionalism Award. Walker will be presented the award at the MBA’s 112th Annual Meeting and Dinner and Judges Reception, May 2 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

The Professionalism Award is presented to a Portland-area lawyer who exemplifies the standards in the MBA Professionalism Statement: “Professionalism goes beyond the observance of the legal profession's ethical rules and serves the best interests of clients and the public in general; it fosters respect and trust among lawyers and between lawyers and the public, promotes the efficient resolution of disputes, and makes the practice of law more enjoyable and satisfying.” Walker joins previous Stoel Rives award recipients George H. Fraser (1998) and Susan M. Hammer (2006).

“We are very pleased for our colleague, Carolyn,” said Portland Office Co-Managing Partner Penny Serrurier. “This is a well-deserved recognition — Carolyn is a terrific colleague and an excellent lawyer. We are proud to have her as a partner of our firm.”

Walker practices in Stoel Rives Labor & Employment group, focusing on management-side employment law matters. She has represented clients in jury trials, arbitrations and mediations, and before various administrative agencies. She litigates for and counsels clients on a wide variety of employment matters, providing representation across many industries, with emphasis in the areas of health care, higher education, agriculture and energy. Walker has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© in employment law-management since 2012 and was selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” by Chambers USA in labor & employment law in 2017. She is a board member of The Oregon Community Foundation and the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, and an advisor to and former board member of Friends of the Children – Portland.

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences, and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, intellectual property, land use, and real estate development and construction law.

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