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Schwabe Announces Six New Shareholders

April 21, 2015


For the second consecutive year, five of six new shareholders are women; attorneys promoted in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver

Pacific Northwest regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announced that Janna Davydova, Aukjen Ingraham, Jamila Johnson, Allison Krashan, Virginia Nicholson, and Matthew Bisturis have been named shareholders of the firm. As with the 2014 class, five of the six new firm leaders named this year are women.

"The continued economic growth in our key markets and recent client successes have made it possible for us to welcome six new shareholders again this year," said Mark Long, managing partner at Schwabe. "We're proud to continue to build a shareholder group that acknowledges the outstanding contributions of men and women at Schwabe."

Based in Portland, Davydova focuses her practice in the areas of commercial real estate and natural resources, with an emphasis on forest products transactions. She has extensive experience representing timber companies and timber investment management organizations. Davydova received her juris doctor degree and an LL.M. in sustainable international development from the University of Washington School of Law.

Ingraham serves in the general litigation group in Portland. She represents key companies in the transportation industry in state and federal court and has extensive litigation experience, including trial experience. Ingraham received her juris doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Johnson focuses her practice on government litigation, public policy and ‎government ‎affairs in Schwabe's Seattle office. As a constitutional and open government litigator, Johnson represents businesses in their disputes with government and has tried cutting-edge cases. Johnson received her juris doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law.

Also a Seattle litigator, Krashan orients her practice around complex litigation matters, including personal injury defense, products litigation, and professional negligence. Krashan received her juris doctor degree from the Seattle University School of Law.

Nicholson's practice in Schwabe's Seattle office includes litigation, land use, and health law regulation. Before pursuing a career in law, she worked with network and messaging technologies for prominent local technology firms. Nicholson received her juris doctor degree from the Seattle University School of Law.

Based in Vancouver, Wash., Bisturis focuses his practice on business and real estate transactions, including choice of entity and entity formations, business transition and succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leases, and general corporate and real estate matters. Bisturis received his juris doctor degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.