Heather J. Oden Named Chief Operating Officer of Ball Janik LLP2019-03-14T17:03:35+00:00
01.01.2019 // NEWS
Heather J. Oden Named Chief Operating Officer of Ball Janik LLP

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.


Ball Janik LLP was founded in 1982 with six lawyers and a four-person support staff in Portland, Oregon. Since our firm’s inception, we have expanded our capabilities, our professionals, and geographic footprint. What started as a firm focused in real property and land use (known then as Ball Janik & Novack), has grown to include the insights of a team of 30-plus attorneys, with a combined six centuries of experience, and capabilities including Real Estate and Land Use, Construction Defect, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Recovery, Construction and Design, Employment, Finance and Corporate, Public Agencies and Schools, and Community Associations. With offices in Florida and Oregon, our regional growth has earned us a national reputation for upholding the rights of our clients.

Ball Janik LLP has been recognized by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America©, and Corporate International. Ball Janik LLP’s success and integrity have repeatedly made it one of “Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Firms,” according to the Portland Business Journal’s survey results of CEOs throughout the region.

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