UppersOpen, collegial atmosphere
"Reduced Goals" part-time policy
" IP/tech/nanotechnology group
Free or significantly reduced membership in health clubs
Not a lot of formal training
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:Recent attention
The second-biggest firm in Oregon (after Stoel Rives) Schwabe is consistently ranked in the top five corporate counsel firms in Portland by Corporate Board Member Magazine. Although a full-service firm, various departments at Schwabe have attracted recent attention. The firm's energy practice is one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest. In one of the biggest regional deals of 2003, partner Jay Waldron represented the investment firm Texas Pacific Group in its purchase of Portland General Electric, one of the few real assets of ailing Enron. The deal was consummated in the Schwabe boardrooms at the PacWest Center and announced at an agreed $2.35 billion dollars. No doubt some of that was paid to Schwabe.
The Northwest is known as a hotbed of high-tech, and Schwabe has recently founded a microtechnology (really small things) and nanotechnology (really really small things) practice group, headed by patent lawyer Al AuYeung and business lawyer Donald Krahmer. Intel and Hewlett-Packard are among Schwabe's clients.
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