Ball Janik LLP is pleased to announce that Heather J. Oden has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective January 1, 2019. Ms. Oden joined the firm in 2012 and serves as an integral part of the firm’s management, overseeing the day-to-day management of its offices and ensuring that operations run efficiently for Ball Janik’s attorneys and staff.

Ms. Oden brings over twenty years’ experience in law firm management, human resources and administration, having worked at several other prominent firms in the Portland market. Ms. Oden’s leadership skills include employee engagement and accountability, finance, management, training, benefits administration, and streamlining operations to maximize efficiencies. She oversees the firm’s information technology, marketing, business development, accounting and finance, human resources, and facilities functions.