Chambers Directory Recognizes Stoel Rives with High 2016 Local and National Rankings

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Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce today that it achieved strong results in the 2016 Chambers USA law firm survey with 86 lawyers and 26 national and statewide practice areas receiving recognition.  Thirty-two attorneys and 17 practices received Band 1 or Nationwide placement.

The annual Chambers survey is compiled by independent legal researcher Chambers & Partners and draws on information collected through a rigorous interview process of large company in-house counsel.

Chambers rated Stoel Rives among the best in the nation for its legal practices in the areas of Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy and Food & Beverages: Alcohol.  Four attorneys received Nationwide rankings in those practice areas.

The list of Stoel Rives practice areas selected for the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business is below, by location:


Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

Food & Beverages: Alcohol

State Specific:

Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries (AK)

Litigation: General Commercial (AK, ID, OR, UT & WA)

Corporate/Commercial (ID & WA)

Corporate/M&A (OR & UT)

Labor & Employment (ID, OR, UT & WA)

Natural Resources & Environment (ID, OR & WA)

Intellectual Property (OR, UT)

Real Estate (ID, OR, UT & WA)


Stoel Rives attorneys by area of practice as listed in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business are:

Food & Beverages: Alcohol
Susan M. Johnson (Nationwide)
Christopher R. Hermann (Nationwide)

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
Alan R. Merkle (Nationwide) 
Edward D. Einowski (Nationwide) 

Kris J. Ormseth (ID)
Paul M. Boyd (ID)
Christopher J. Voss (WA)
Duff Bryant (WA)

Corporate/Commercial: Tax
Charles S. Lewis III (WA)

John D. Kauffman (AK)
Brendan N. O’Scannlain (OR)
Margaret B. Kushner (OR) 
Margaret Hill Noto (OR) 
Robert J. Moorman (OR) 
Steven H. Hull (OR) 
Todd A. Bauman (OR)
Nathan W. Jones (UT)
Reed W. Topham (UT)
Ronald G. Moffitt (UT)
Scott F. Young (UT)

Barbara D. Craig (OR) 
David E. Filippi (OR) 
J. Mark Morford (OR) 
Joan P. Snyder (OR)
Michael R. Campbell (OR)
Thomas R. Wood (OR)
Kirk B. Maag (OR) (“Associates to Watch”)*
Beth S. Ginsberg (WA)
Jeffrey W. Leppo (WA)
Matthew Cohen (WA)
Steven J. Thiele (WA)
Thomas A. Newlon (WA)
Ryan P. Steen (WA)

Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Tina M. Grovier (AK)
Jonathan E. Iversen (AK)
Joseph J. Perkins, Jr. (AK)
Martin K. Banks (UT)
Richard R. Hall (UT)*

Intellectual Property
Anne W. Glazer (OR) 
John A. Rafter, Jr. (OR) 
Kassim M. Ferris (OR) 
Paul S. Angello (OR) 
Randolph C. Foster (OR)
Steven T. Lovett (OR)
Barton W. Giddings, Ph.D (UT)
Matthew S. Bethards (UT)
Brian C. Park (WA)

Labor & Employment
Renea I. Saade (AK)
James C. Dale (ID)
Amy Joseph Pedersen (OR)
Brenda K. Baumgart (OR) 
Chris Kitchel (OR) 
Edward J. Reeves (OR) 
Karen L. O'Connor (OR) 
Victor J. Kisch (OR)
Justin B. Palmer (UT)
Matthew M. Durham (UT)
James M. Shore (WA)
Jerome L. Rubin (WA)
Keelin A. Curran (WA)
Timothy J. O'Connell (WA)

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
Melanie K. Curtice (WA)
Mimi G. Warner (WA)

Labor & Employment: ERISA
Steven D. Woodland (UT)

Litigation: Construction
S. Lane Tucker (AK)

Litigation: General Commercial
James E. Torgerson (AK)
Mark S. Geston (ID)
Nicole C. Hancock (ID)
Joel A. Mullin  (OR)
Lois O. Rosenbaum  (OR)
Randolph C. Foster (OR)
Timothy W. Snider  (OR)*
D. Matthew Moscon (UT)
John A. Anderson (UT)
Kenneth B. Black (UT)
David R. Goodnight (WA)

Natural Resources & Environment
Kevin J. Beaton (ID)
Krista K. McIntyre (ID)
Richard R. Hall (ID)

Real Estate
Quentin M. Knipe (ID)
David W. Green (OR)
Ervin R. Holmes (UT)
Guy P. Kroesche (UT)
Thomas A. Ellison (UT)
Gordon W. Tanner (WA)
Virginia M. Pedreira (WA)
Joseph P. McCarthy (WA)*

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Steven W. Abel (OR)

*First-time listing in 2016

About Stoel Rives: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to clients in the Energy & Infrastructure, Agribusiness, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Consumer Products, Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Government & Public Agencies and Natural Resources industries throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. For more information, follow @stoelrives or visit

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