Anna Helton


How I represent clients at Schwabe

I help businesses efficiently and effectively resolve commercial disputes. I handle breach of contract claims, real property disputes, collection matters, and insurance-coverage issues. I also routinely analyze and negotiate a wide range of contracts with vendors, suppliers, and service providers and have found that my litigation skills aid in this analysis.

I also advise youth-serving entities on child protection and child safety issues, as well as represent them in cases involving employment-based tort claims. I am a member of the National Diocesan Attorneys Association.

In addition to my experience with outside clients, I serve as Deputy General Counsel to the firm.


  • Negotiated a complicated settlement involving a cutting-edge product.
  • Worked successfully with a receiver in a receiver’s auction to achieve an efficient resolution of a million-dollar collection matter.
  • Efficiently resolved several loan and other contract disputes with negotiated settlements.
  • Drafted and negotiated transactional documents related to several million-dollar healthcare-based loans.
  • Routinely negotiate and analyze contracts with service providers, vendors, and other commercial entities.
  • Interviewed and deposed several dozen plaintiffs, claimants, and witnesses involved in child sexual abuse claims dating from the 1960’s through the early 1990’s.
  • Defended religious and other youth-serving organizations in dozens of cases related to child sexual abuse.
  • Drafted and edited policies related to youth protection and conduct.


  • Willamette University, Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude (2000)
  • University of Notre Dame, Law School, Juris Doctor degree (2005)


  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. District Court - District of Oregon

Community Activities

  • Artists Repertory Theatre, Board of Directors (2010-2015)
  • St. Andrew Nativity School Ambassador, Board (2014-2016)

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