Reed W. Morgan

Reed W. Morgan

Associate
Portland, OR
Overview

About Reed

Reed Morgan is a general commercial litigator with experience representing clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation in a wide range of commercial disputes and litigation, including all types of contract and tort claims. Reed has served as litigation counsel for a Fortune 500 company in the aerospace and metal fabrication industries, providing advice and counsel on a daily basis to the company’s senior business personnel and representing the company in numerous commercial disputes with vendors and competitors.

While Reed has particular experience in disputes involving the sale of goods under the Uniform Commercial Code, his day-to-day caseload reflects considerable diversity. He has represented sophisticated financial advisory firms, venture capital firms, commercial property owners, chemical distributors, health insurers, health care providers, mobile health technology companies, alternative energy companies, animal vaccine distributors, manufacturers of construction materials and sewage pumps, educational institutions, entrepreneurs, and technology startups..

Before joining Stoel Rives, Reed was an associate at Sherman & Howard, LLC in Denver (2008-2014). He was also a summer associate at Heller Ehrman LLP (2007) and a law clerk for the San Diego and New Orleans public defenders’ offices and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston (2006-2007).

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Experience

Experience

  • Obtained complete dismissal of lawsuit alleging negligence and securities fraud claims against financial advisory firm, resulting in award of fees and costs against plaintiff.
  • Represented insured financial services company in litigation with insurer regarding insurer’s duty to reimburse insured’s defense costs for underlying litigation, resulting in multimillion-dollar award of defense costs for insured.
  • Assisted financial institution client in dismissal of $2 billion federal class action.
  • Obtained full dismissals of complaints in multiple cases involving health care professionals, resulting in awards of fees and costs against plaintiff.
  • Represented metal fabricating company in arbitration against vendor, obtaining award for full value of client’s calculated damages and attorney’s fees.
  • Represented metallurgical products producer in litigation with German vendor, resulting in favorable negotiated settlement.
  • Represented and negotiated favorable settlement for physician in non-competition dispute with local hospital.
  • Represented company in case involving misappropriation of proprietary data and trade secrets by former employee and competitor.
  • Represented and negotiated favorable settlement for metal fabricating company in dispute with vendor that provided defective machine valued at over $1 million.
  • Successfully represented health care institutions and clinicians in administrative challenges to regulatory actions against licenses.
  • Represented commercial property owner in litigation regarding lease dispute with commercial tenant, resulting in favorable negotiated settlement.
  • Defended client against securities fraud claims, resulting in successful mediation and settlement for client.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee, Taskforce on Mental Health, 2011-2014

Civic Activities

  • Member, City Club, 2015-present
  • Member, Vice Chair, Mental Health Center of Denver, 2010-2014
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