Schwabe News Archive
- A Diverse and Inclusive Profession Benefits Us AllMay 16, 2018
We see the world beyond our law firm, and are committed to promoting diversity and equity in the legal community and the community at large.
- Six Practice Areas and 20 Attorneys Singled Out For Excellence by Chambers & PartnersMay 14, 2018
Schwabe has been recognized for excellence by Chambers & Partners, the world’s most used legal services guide by in-house counsel.
- Schwabe Names Four New Industry Group LeadersMay 4, 2018
We are excited to announce four new leaders within the firm: Arnold Brown, Stephanie Holmberg, Joe Straus and Mark Long
- Schwabe Gets a Makeover: Innovation at a 126-Year-Old FirmLaw.comMay 2, 2018
Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Oregon-based Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, explains her firm's move to an industry-focused model and new governance structure.
- Schwabe CEO Graciela Gomez Cowger honored with Athena AwardApril 13, 2018
Dress for Success Oregon has named Schwabe CEO Graciela Gomez Cowger as a winner of its 2018 Athena Award. The Athena Award is presented to women who, like the Greek goddess Athena, model wisdom, courage, and strength and are making great achievements and contributing back to the community.
- Schwabe Opens Anchorage, AK, Office to Further CommitmentApril 13, 2018
Schwabe opens new office in Anchorage expands Transportation, Ports and Maritime industry group to 29 attorneys.
- Oregon Festival Sues Coachella Over Five-State Radius Clause, Alleged Anti-Competitive BehaviorBillboard MagazineApril 10, 2018
Lawyer Nika Aldrich says numerous artists have turned down participating in Soul'd Out, citing "the unlawful radius clause in their contracts with Coachella as the sole reason that they cannot do so."
- Coachella Owner Faces Antitrust Suit Over Artist ControlsLaw360April 9, 2018
“It is remarkable that Coachella thinks it is reasonable to exert its market power over 1,000 miles away, to harm a much smaller, regional music event,” Schwabe attorney Nika Aldrich said.
- Marijuana Ban May Be Keeping Some from Entering Marine IndustryWorkBoat.comMarch 30, 2018
“The Coast Guard has been abundantly clear that those federal regulations pre-empt any state laws,” said Amanda Gamblin, an employment law attorney with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt in the Pacific Northwest, an area in the thick of the recreational marijuana world.
- Am I Going to Jail? Criminal Liability for Workplace DeathsAmerican Bar AssociationMarch 21, 2018
In Washington State, criminal prosecutors recently charged the owner of a construction company with negligent homicide after a worker died in a trench collapse.
- Schwabe Strengthens Industry Focus with Promotion of Six Attorneys to ShareholderMarch 12, 2018
Schwabe announced that Nika Aldrich, David Anderson, Ryen Godwin, Milt Reimers, Ryan Strauss and Jennifer Woodhouse have been named shareholders at the firm.
- Portland-Area Medical Device Maker Wins Big Patent VictoryPortland Business JournalMarch 5, 2018
A small Wilsonville medical maker of diabetes care products won a major patent victory last week that has billions of dollars worth of implications.
- PTAB Upholds Claims Of 2 Glucose Monitoring PatentsLaw360March 5, 2018
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has found that numerous claims from two patents relating to continuous glucose monitoring are valid after a San Diego manufacturer challenged the patents belonging to a New Hampshire-based rival in inter partes reviews.
- Decision Time for Puyallup—Cost of Troubled Road Project and Lawsuit Approach $7 MillionThe News TribuneMarch 3, 2018
Attorney Joe Straus stands before Puyallup City Council members to discuss the price of Puyallup's troubled road project.
- Top Employment Law Updates for ManufacturersOregon Manufacturing Extension PartnershipFebruary 15, 2018
The end of 2017 brought ups and downs with respect to employment law changes for Oregon manufacturers.
- Ten things we learned about Graciela Gomez Cowger at the Feb. 7 Boardroom BreakfastVancouver SW Washington Business JournalFebruary 13, 2018
John McDonagh, co-publisher of the Vancouver Business Journal, sat down with Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. Here are 10 things we learned about Cowger and Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.
- Land Use Veteran Bolsters Real Estate and Construction Industry TeamFebruary 9, 2018
Michael Robinson is well-known throughout Oregon for his land use representation, focusing on obtaining land use approvals and highway access permits for commercial, residential and institutional development.
- Schwabe Tech Attorneys Attend the Consumer Electronics ShowJanuary 19, 2018
Tech standards represented by Schwabe showed off complex ecosystems and product landscapes that are emerging based on these tech standards’ specifications.
- Congratulations to Dave Bartz, 2018 Recipient of the Frohnmayer Award for Public ServiceJanuary 12, 2018
Dave is the 2018 recipient of the Frohnmayer Award for Public Service, given annually since 2002 by the University of Oregon’s Law School Alumni Association.
- Editor's Notebook: 26 percent of Puget Sound region's new CEOs are womenPuget Sound Business JournalJanuary 5, 2018
The Puget Sound region added 11 women to its CEO ranks this year, our own Graciela Gomez Cowger being one of them.
- Schwabe Grows Healthcare & Technology Industry Groups with Addition of Attorney Cristin WagnerDecember 27, 2017
Cristin specializes in helping innovative companies develop, protect, and enforce their intellectual property portfolios.
- Schwabe Strengthens Technology Group with Addition of Cray, Inc. Alumna Ruby Hou AlexanderDecember 22, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Ruby Hou Alexander has joined Schwabe’s Seattle office.
- Katherine Wax Joins Schwabe's Real Estate and Construction GroupDecember 13, 2017
Katherine represents owners, developers, property managers, and tenants in real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, leases, and ground leases.
- Five common farm estate planning mistakes and how to avoid themDecember 5, 2017
Schwabe attorney Maria Schmidlkofer explains how an estate plan will save your family not only time and money down the road, but also protect your familial relationships.
- Three Manufacturers Share Tips for Hiring and Retaining EmployeesNovember 22, 2017
A Guest Blog Post by OMEP Sponsor Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt.
- Judge Halts Post-Trial Patent Re-Examination BidNovember 17, 2017
A federal judge granted an emergency restraining order to bar sportswear maker Seirus Innovative Accessories, facing a $3.4 million judgment in a trial against Columbia Sportswear North America Inc.
- Design Patent Owners Find Optimism in Columbia Sportswear Jury VerdictNovember 15, 2017
Recent developments have thrust design patents back into light for companies looking for a well-rounded arsenal of intellectual property protections.
- Fueling Change: The State of Innovation in the Pacific NorthwestNovember 14, 2017
Schwabe interviews leading companies from six different industries in order to take the temperature of the state of innovation in the Pacific Northwest.
- Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt names new CEONovember 3, 2017
Gomez Cowger believes that Schwabe’s commitment to innovation and diversity go hand in hand and will yield overwhelmingly positive results as the company recruits more attorneys and staff.
- Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Honored with 2018 Best Law Firms ListNovember 1, 2017
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt proudly announced that six industry group areas were recognized by U.S. News—Best Law Firms, one of the nation's leading publications in the ranking of law firms and attorneys.
- The Law Firm CEO: Why Schwabe Gave Its New Leader a New TitleOctober 19, 2017
Portland's second-biggest law firm last week appointed its first-ever CEO in a move meant to signal that things aren't business as usual.
- Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt named Graciela Gomez Cowger as its first CEOOctober 13, 2017
A new position for the firm. She is the first woman to lead Schwabe, and one of just a few Latinas to lead a U.S. law firm.
- Leading Pacific Northwest Law Firm, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Names New CEOOctober 12, 2017
Graciela Gomez Cowger brings unique experience and vision to leadership role.
- Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt names new CEOOctober 12, 2017
- In a Landmark Law Firm Move, Schwabe Names First CEOOctober 12, 2017
Graciela Gomez Cowger became the firm's CEO Oct. 7. After being raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Cowger immigrated to the United States to attend college at San Diego State University. She's, according to Schwabe, one of a handful of Latinas to lead a law firm in the U.S.
- Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Names New CEOOctober 12, 2017
Originally from Tijuana, Mexico, the new CEO was a Hewlett-Packard electrical engineer before she came to the University of Washington for law school.
- A Note From Schwabe's New CEO: Graciela Gomez CowgerOctober 12, 2017
I am honored to be named the new CEO of Schwabe, where I will lead a team of lawyers who provide exceptional legal counsel while drawing on a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and industries.
- If the Glove Fits: Columbia v. Seirus Sets Precedent for U.S. Patent LawOctober 11, 2017
Apparel giant Columbia Sportswear was recently awarded $3 million in a lawsuit the company filed against Seirus Innovative Accessories for infringing a patent on its Omni-Heat technology.
- Losing in court, Puyallup pays extra belligerence fee for endless road projectOctober 2017
- Oregon, California breast milk purveyors duke it out in courtJuly 18, 2017
Featuring: Brenna Legaard
- 35 Schwabe Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists in 2017Designation honors attorneys in the top 5 percent of their legal fieldJuly 10, 2017
- Lawsuits expected over Oregon’s abortion funding billJuly 6, 2017
Featuring: Bruce Howell
- 21 Schwabe Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists in 201712 of Schwabe’s Washington attorneys recognized as being in the top 5 percent of their fieldJune 12, 2017
- 2017 Chambers USA Rankings Give Schwabe High MarksSix practice areas and 20 attorneys singled out for excellenceJune 5, 2017
- Attorneys and Staff from Two Salem Firms Join Schwabe, Bolstering Its Agriculture, Forest Products FocusSchwabe expands its Salem office space to accommodate five new professionalsMay 4, 2017