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12.10.2020 // NEWS
A Most Unusual Year, published in Oregon State Bar Bulletin
Earlier this year, wildfires decimated communities across Oregon. The Oregon State Bar, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), LASO, the Oregon Law Center and other organizations raced to help people who had been displaced. In an article published in the December issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin, our Partner Damien Hall and Elevate Technology...
12.07.2020 // NEWS
Community solar: Powering up with public-private partnerships to deliver local benefit, published in Solar Power World
In an article published on December 3, 2020, Damien Hall and Carly Sellers with Oregon Shines discuss the importance of bringing clean, renewable solar energy to underrepresented low-income communities. “While some states have struggled to deliver, Oregon’s community solar program provides a unique platform to bring solar to frontline communities by successfully leveraging public-private partnerships and providing...
12.02.2020 // Construction
Across State Lines | Differences Between Oregon and Washington Law That Contractors Need to Know
Part 1   Although many contractors do business in both Oregon and Washington, few pay attention to how differences in state laws can affect a contractor’s ability to get paid when a project goes south. This is the first in a series of articles on key differences between the laws of Oregon and Washington of...
11.18.2020 // NEWS
“Urban Land Institute tries to lead on real estate diversity,” published in the Portland Business Journal
In an article published in the Portland Business Journal on November 16, 2020, Damien Hall is quoted regarding the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in organizations such as the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he serves on the DEI Task Force, along with other ULI members.   Hall says that he would like...
11.12.2020 // NEWS
Ball Janik's Oden Talks Tech in a Pandemic, Published in Law.com and The Mid-Market Report
Well before the pandemic, Ball Janik and Elevate Technology Group teamed to assess the firm’s use of technology and used the findings to implement new solutions centered around security, productivity, and performance. Thanks to this thoughtful analysis, the team made dramatic changes that helped facilitate faster data access no matter where their personnel were working....
11.05.2020 // Honors
Ball Janik LLP ranked in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
Ball Janik LLP has been ranked in the Eleventh Edition of “Best Law Firms,” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. According to the “Best Law Firms” press release, “Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings...
10.22.2020 // Construction Defect
Mitigating Pandemic-Prompted Construction Defect Risk, Law360
While some industries have come to a complete halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an uptick in the construction industry, especially in affordable housing and single-family construction, due to the low interest rates.  In an article published in Law360 on October 20, 2020, James Prichard and Megan Picataggio discuss how the surge in...
10.20.2020 // NEWS
Law Firm Leaders Spotlight - Heather J. Oden, The Legal Marketing Association
In today’s competitive business landscape, law firm leaders and their marketing teams are leading the charge to remain competitive and stay ahead. In a feature story, Heather J. Oden, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, discusses Ball Janik’s latest marketing and business development strategies in a Q&A format. For example:   How have your marketing efforts...
10.19.2020 // NEWS
What working-class Americans really want, CNN
In an opinion piece that was published on October 18, 2020 by CNN, James T. McDermott, the head of Ball Janik’s Commercial Litigation Department and past Chairman, discusses how capitalists should consider rebalancing the current system.   “American capitalism in the past 40 years has overvalued capital and devalued the dignity of work,” writes McDermott....
10.13.2020 // Publications
Ball Janik Partners with Elevate Technology Group to Help Oregon Residents Devastated by Wildfires, Attorney At Law Magazine
In a time of uncertainty, internet connectivity and electrical power have become imperative to our way of life, including to our work, education, and connection with loved ones. Yet the wildfires in Oregon along the Cascade Mountain range have left communities, neighborhoods, and schools utterly destroyed. Thankfully, community volunteers and businesses like Ball Janik LLP,...