Darius L. Hartwell, shareholder in Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s Portland office, received the Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award at a luncheon event held on June 22.

The Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award is presented by the Oregon Area Jewish Committee and recognizes outstanding emerging leaders in the legal profession. The inaugural recipient of this award in 2004 was Schwabe’s Román Hernández.

Hartwell is a member of the board of directors of the Portland Farmers Market and is active with the Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic where he provides pro bono legal services to economically disadvantaged local entrepreneurs. He has been recognized by Thomson-Reuters and Law & Politics magazine as a Rising Star in the field of business and corporate law, and was named by the Portland Business Journal in 2010 as one of its Forty Under 40 recipients, which recognizes the most accomplished, influential, and civic-minded young executives in Portland.

Hartwell focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law. He represents a broad spectrum of clients in the transactional setting, as well as providing general corporate counsel on an ongoing basis. Hartwell graduated from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College with a juris doctor degree.

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