Stoel Rives Partner Wally Van Valkenburg Elected to Board of Greater Portland Inc.

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Portland, OR — The U.S. business law firm of Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that Wally  Van Valkenburg, the current managing partner of the firm's Portland office, has been elected as Vice Chair (private sector) of Greater Portland Inc. Van Valkenburg joins newly elected chairman of the board Jim Piro, president and chief executive officer of Portland General Electric. 

Greater Portland Inc. is a regional partnership whose goal is to help companies expand and locate to the Portland-Vancouver metro area in order to position the region, which encompasses seven counties and two states, as one of the nation’s most competitive and vibrant metropolitan economies.

Van Valkenburg practices in the firm's Technology and Intellectual Property group, where he focuses on transactions and business counseling. He has represented technology companies on a variety of matters and in a variety of industry sectors for over 25 years as well as clients in a number of other industries, including footwear and apparel, sports and entertainment, health care, electric utilities, retail and wood products.

About Stoel Rives LLP:  Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States.  The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 12 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, visit

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