UppersFlexible health care; Profit sharing plan; 401(k)
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:Founded in 1873, Miller Nash is one of the Pacific Northwest's most respected firms. It now has 150 lawyers in three offices. New additions
In June 2002, the firm added Tamara Russell as an associate focusing on employment litigation. In February 2002, Miller Nash elected Richard Busch partner. Busch had joined the firm's Telecommunications practice in 2000. In December 2001, the firm added five new associates to the Seattle office: Rachel J. Drake in labor; Jeffrey M. Hawkinson, Nicholas L. Jenkins and Dave Schoolcraft in business; and Devon W. Ryning in IP. Kieran J. Curley joined the Portland office's litigation department, and Vancouver added Steven W. Marlowe to its business department. In November 2001, the firm added eight new associates: Kornelia A. Dormire in estate planning; Kevin Koliner, Jennifer J. Roof, Justin C. Sawyer and Christina Thacker in litigation; and Shannon L. McDonald, Ryan R. Nisle and Ewan W. Rose in business. In September 2001, the firm added two new associates: Andrew P. Cook in business and Alyssa Eve Thirsk Tormala in labor. A month earlier, the firm added associates Kathryn J. Ivers in litigation and Teresa H. Pearson in business. In July 2001, Lou Henry rejoined the firm. Henry had been a partner and left to take a position as senior corporate counsel and vice president of U.S. Bancorp.Big cases
In August 2001, Miller Nash filed suits against Stoel Rives charging the latter firm with aiding in investment transactions that violated securities laws. Partner Bruce A. Rubin of the Portland office represented plaintiffs. The suit involves the financial dissolution of Capital Consultants and Wilshire Credit Corp. (Stoel Rives' client) that cost investors about $300 million. In June 2001, the firm represented Sonus Corp. of Portland, Ore., in a breach of contract suit against Siemens Hearing Instruments Inc. Partner Peter Richter, counsel William Masters and associate Julia Haddon represented Sonus.Live chat with the firm
Miller Nash has redesigned its web site. The snazzy new site has received accolades from users. And it has been recognized by the Legal Marketing Association. In April 2002, the firm won first place in the association's annual ceremony in the "Electronic Media" category. The site includes live chat with a member of the firm's client services department. In addition, Web-clipping services can access the site for handheld computer users to check it out. The site also has "flash reports" with legal updates and client Extranets. There are also sign-ups online for publications and events.
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