Schwabe Promotes Three Attorneys to Shareholder, Strengthening Industry Focus
PORTLAND, Ore. (March 8, 2021) – Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. announced today that Rebecca Boyette, Amanda Loupin-Bartlett and Jonathan Ward have been named shareholders at the firm. These attorneys collectively practice across Schwabe’s Healthcare and Life Sciences; Natural Resources; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; and Technology industry group focus areas. Their promotions today showcase how Schwabe is advancing its leading focus within these industries by recognizing accomplished attorneys who are committed to their clients’ business, industry and goals.
“Rebecca, Amanda and Jonathan are incredibly talented attorneys who have become an integral part of the firm and its future. They dedicate themselves to understanding the unique opportunities and challenges within the industries our clients operate in and contribute to their long-term success,” said Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO at Schwabe.
Rebecca is part of the Healthcare and Life Sciences and Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail industry groups and helps clients navigate the bumpy road of employment law. She advises on day-to-day issues such as employee handbooks, leave laws, discipline and terminations. Amanda provides practical business advice to companies of all sizes and stages, ranging from start-ups and local family-owned businesses to large multinational corporations. She is a member of the firm’s Natural Resources and Technology industry groups. Jonathan, who is part of the Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail, and Technology industry groups, helps companies and individuals in the technology sector secure valuable IP rights for their innovations. He focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications directed to hardware and software innovations, including embedded systems and unmanned aerial vehicles.
“Congratulations to Rebecca, Amanda and Jonathan on well-deserved promotions. All three of these attorneys are highly skilled in their practice and will continue contributing to the strategic positioning of Schwabe as a growing and innovative firm. We look forward to what’s to come,” said Steven Prewitt, Shareholder and Intellectual Property Department Lead at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.
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Rebecca works with employers of all sizes, from local businesses with a handful of employees to large national companies with hundreds of employees across multiple states. Whether crafting employment policies for a small dental practice, advising a large food distribution company on complex employee leave laws or zealously defending a surgical practice in a whistleblower lawsuit, Rebecca will customize her approach to reach clients’ goals and respect their budgets. When necessary, she defends clients in court and before state and federal agencies in claims involving discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, family and medical leave, and disabilities.
Amanda devotes a substantial portion of her practice to representing lenders and borrowers in connection with revolving lines of credit, term loans, refinancings and other commercial debt transactions. Her experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, and entity formation and organization allows her to help achieve specific and long-term goals throughout a business’s life cycle. She also regularly advises technology-related trade organizations, providing formation, development and ongoing general counsel services.
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With experience in both litigation and transactional settings and a background in computer science, Jonathan helps companies and individuals in the technology sector secure valuable IP rights for their innovations. His broad legal background includes litigating insurance defense cases with a general practice firm, handling both patent prosecution and IP litigation with a regional IP boutique firm in Portland, and negotiating technology-related contracts and advising on IP and procurement-related issues on behalf of the State of Oregon. Jonathan’s varied experience helps him recognize and anticipate issues during prosecution that could arise down the road.
About Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a law firm that offers a new type of client experience based on a deep industry focus. We provide a wide range of legal services to our clients through comprehensive, proactive, and industry-focused advice to help them achieve their goals. We focus on six industry groups: Healthcare and Life Sciences; Technology; Transportation, Ports, and Maritime; Real Estate and Construction; Natural Resources; and Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail. With more than 175 attorneys, Schwabe is one of the largest Pacific Northwest regional law firms, with offices in Portland, Bend, and Salem, Oregon; Seattle and Vancouver, Washington; Mountain View, California; and Anchorage, Alaska.