Darius Hartwell


How I represent clients at Schwabe

I represent a broad spectrum of clients in my corporate and transactional practice, including debt and equity finance, mergers and acquisitions, governance, and general corporate law. I work closely with clients in many aspects of their businesses and bring a solution-oriented approach to helping them reach their goals. In transactions and other business contexts, I strive to assist companies in maximizing value and maintaining thought leadership and exemplary corporate citizenship.

In addition to working with clients in financial services, healthcare, and ‎the technology industries, I represent many of the region’s best ‎independent restaurateurs, chefs, and food purveyors.‎


  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Juris Doctor degree, Cornelius Honor Society (2000)
  • University of Delaware, Bachelor of Arts degree (1994)


  • Oregon State Courts


  • Oregon State Bar, Securities Regulation Section, Executive Committee, Member


  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2021-2024), Corporate Governance Law (2024)
  • Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic, Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award (2007)
  • Selected to Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Business and Corporate Law (2008-2011)
  • Portland Business Journal, “Forty Under 40” (2010)
  • Oregon Area Jewish Committee, Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award (2011)

Community Activities

  • Oregon Food Bank, Board of Directors, Member
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art, Board of Governors, Former Member
  • Feast Portland, Pro Bono Outside Legal Counsel
  • Portland Farmers Market, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Classroom Law Project, Board of Directors, Former Member (2002-2007)

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