Stoel Rives Announces 2024 New Partner Class

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PORTLAND, Ore.—Stoel Rives LLP, an Am Law 200 firm, today announced five attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2024. The new partner class includes attorneys in Boise, Idaho, and Portland, Oregon, in three practice areas: Corporate, Litigation, and Real Estate. Their practice experience spans advisory, litigation, and transactional work in a broad range of industries and services, including agribusiness, timber and vineyard, labor and employment, privacy and data security, project finance, and renewable energy.

“Our new partners have made exceptional contributions to the firm in practices and industries that are significant to Stoel’s reputational excellence and future growth,” said Melissa Jones, firmwide managing partner. “They also demonstrate a commitment to firm leadership and support the legal industry and their local communities through active board memberships, pro bono service, and other volunteer work. We are pleased to welcome this group of highly skilled and dedicated attorneys to Stoel’s partnership.”

The new partners are:

Tyler Clarke is a member of the firm’s Real Estate group. In his Portland-based practice, he represents clients across the country in complex real estate transactions and the real estate aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He has extensive experience in the agriculture, timber, and vineyard sectors and in renewable energy, advising clients on real estate- and construction-related transactions in the development, acquisition, and financing of renewable natural gas, solar and wind energy projects. Tyler also represents real estate developers and REITs in acquisitions and dispositions. He is a member of Stoel’s Portland Recruiting Committee. Tyler is recognized among Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America for Real Estate Law. He earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was also general editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, and received his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy (minor) from Duke University.

Miles Killingsworth is a member of the firm’s Corporate group and Renewable Energy Project Finance team. His practice is centered on project finance for the U.S. renewable energy industry, with a particular focus on sponsor-side construction debt, back-leverage debt, tax equity, and tax credit transfer finance for distributed generation and utility-scale solar and storage projects. Miles has supported the installation of gigawatts of clean power and takes particular pride in helping sponsors develop a programmatic approach to project finance, enabling them to meet the demands of the energy transition. Prior to joining Stoel, Miles volunteered for the Peace Corps in Albania. He received his J.D. with honors from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.S. cum laude in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California, receiving a Trustee Scholarship and a Henry Luce fellowship at the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policy in Tokyo.

Nathan Morales is a member of the firm’s Litigation group and global Privacy and Data Security practice. Based in the Portland office, he represents clients in complex business disputes, focusing primarily on privacy and data security, class-action defense, and policyholder-side insurance litigation. As an appellate attorney, Nathan has successfully briefed and argued in the Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also counsels clients on an array of privacy-related matters, including compliance with GDPR, CalCPA, and other federal and state privacy laws, and in data breach and security incident response and planning. Active in Oregon’s legal community, he serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section and is an Adjunct Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he teaches a Negotiation Intensive course. He is recognized among Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America for Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law and Oregon Super Lawyers® Rising Stars in Business Litigation and Appellate and Administrative Law. Nathan earned his J.D. cum laude with a Certificate in Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School and his B.A. magna cum laude in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jenny Palmer is a member of the firm’s Litigation group. Based in Stoel’s Boise office, she focuses on employment defense, investigations, and counseling. Jenny has deep experience defending employers in litigation brought by employees and former employees, including claims related to discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, disability, leave, and wage and hour. She represents employers facing charges of discrimination through the administrative process, conducts outside investigations into sensitive workplace issues, and advises clients on any employment questions as they arise. Jenny also co-leads the Litigation group’s Litigation Education Series, planning and developing educational programming for the practice firmwide. She was selected among the 2023 Leaders in Law by Idaho Business Review. In her pro bono practice, Jenny represents court-appointed guardians ad litem in child protection cases in Idaho state court. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her A.B. in Economics from Princeton University.

Samantha Sondag is a member of the firm’s Litigation group. Based in the Portland office, Sam represents clients in a range of industries and in a variety of matters, including contract and acquisition-related disputes, consumer protection actions, and speech and public records challenges. She is experienced in state and federal courts, through trial and appeal, and in arbitral forums. Sam is recognized among Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, and in Oregon Super Lawyers® Rising Stars for Business Litigation. Her active pro bono practice includes representing individuals seeking asylum and serving as a cooperating attorney with the ACLU of Oregon. Sam also coaches high school students participating in the We the People constitutional law program. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and her B.A. with high honors in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.

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