As a Western-U.S. law firm, Stoel Rives has become a regional
and national leader in energy, construction, mining, timber and
environmental litigation. The firm is also the largest in the state
of Oregon, where it was founded over 100 years ago.
Growing Up in Portlandia--And Beyond
Since its beginning as a firm founded by Pacific Northwest
railroad lawyers in 1907, Stoel Rives LLP has grown beyond its
Northwest roots, to include offices in six other states plus the
District of Columbia. The firm opened its Washington, D.C. office
in early 2013, with an initial focus on energy and tax matters.
Stoel Rives has expanded its California offices to four locations,
and in 2012 the firm moved its San Diego office to a larger space
to accommodate growth. The Anchorage office opened in 2008 and has
grown, also; attorneys there represent businesses in the natural
resources field, Native corporations and provide other corporate
and litigation services.
Today, Stoel Rives attorneys serve as counsel for companies
ranging from Fortune 100 size to start-ups, located throughout the
nation and in several foreign countries. Well-known corporate
clients have recently included McDonald's, Monsanto, eBay, E.I. du
Pont de Nemours and Company, Johnson & Johnson, Chevron USA,
Harry and David, University of Utah Research Foundation, and
Multnomah County. The firm has frequently ranked among the top 35
firms on the BTI Consulting Group's list of firms with the best
client service nationwide.
Natural and Legal Resources
The full-service firm boasts strong practices in corporate,
energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment,
employee benefits, land use and construction, litigation, natural
resources, renewable energy, product liability, food and beverage,
agribusiness, health care, and technology. The firm publishes a
series of legal handbooks on energy law issues and beverage law.
Stoel Rives founded and sponsors the annual Innovation Awards in
Utah and Idaho to recognize local companies using cutting-edge
technologies and practices. Several attorneys are active bloggers
and the firm's Renewable + Law blog, World of Employment blog and
LLC Law Monitor blog have received widespread attention.
Stoel Rives is not short on accolades. It is one of only 30
firms nationwide to achieve a Gold Standard Certification
from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for three
consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The WILEF certification
process focuses on whether women are significantly represented in
top leadership positions and among the top-earning attorneys.
Additionally, five Stoel Rives offices were recognized by the
2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace
Flexibility for their integration of flexible workplace
policies and practices.
Stoel Rives has also earned praise for its in-house green
initiatives. The firm offers employees subsidies for mass transit
passes, provides bikes and hybrid cars for workday errands, and has
extensive recycling programs.