Is Your Culture Deliberate? Published in’s Mid-Market Report2021-10-04T22:42:15+00:00
10.04.2021 // Attorney, NEWS, Press Releases, Publications
Is Your Culture Deliberate? Published in’s Mid-Market Report

Culture clearly has a powerful effect. Studies have shown time and again that the right culture increases productivity, wellness, results, retention, and resilience. In an article published on 10/04, Steve Janik and Heather Oden discuss the firm’s inclusive culture. Employees meet regularly to discuss challenges and opportunities, which was Steve Janik’s vision when he founded the firm. Ultimately, he led the charge, and today, the firm has grown with coast-to-coast offices, an expanding base of clients, and a talented team.
Janik commits time to mentor younger attorneys, communicates often, and has succeeded in his mission to create a culture of superior work, loyalty, inclusiveness, and community service.

“Our employees are the roots that anchor our firm. We recognize that sometimes people struggle, and we want the firm to be a place they can turn to address this,” says Heather Oden, Ball Janik’s Chief Operating Officer. The firm has added to its healthcare coverage to offer more ways for people to find helpful resources when they need them. They also provide discounts on gym memberships and massage services to help encourage and ensure a healthy body and mind. While the firm is spread out through the US, firm employees meet regularly in committees where they brainstorm different programs and incentives to innovate and improve processes and culture.

To read the article in full, click here.


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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