Markowitz Herbold PC

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Prominent litigation firm which maintains a superb reputation for its skilled handling of complex commercial disputes. Noted for its substantial bench of practitioners at all levels of seniority. Highly experienced in disputes touching on such areas as professional malpractice, workplace discrimination and sexual harassment, product liability and IP. Acts for a wide range of major public, private and municipal clients including multinational technology companies and clients from the healthcare, insurance and sports apparel industries.

Strengths A client praises the lawyers, saying: "They are very strategic and thoughtful. They see the big picture and take care of all the small details as well. They are very easy to work with, happy to always help you and very client-oriented."

Other clients appreciate that the team is "able to turn around high-quality work in a short period of time."

"I have been very impressed by the attorneys at Markowitz Herbold," reports one source, further adding that the firm "provides exceptional service to a broad range of clients and is the go-to commercial litigation firm in the region."

Work highlights Defended the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in litigation brought by FamilyCare, which alleged that OHA unfairly reduced its per-member monthly rates paid to FamilyCare.

Notable practitioners

"Fabulous" trial lawyer David Markowitz co-heads the firm's litigation department. He is retained by a number of high-profile clients due to his stellar and longstanding reputation in the disputes market, with notable experience representing healthcare providers and public authorities. Commentators highlight him for "providing excellent and strategic litigation advice."

Co-head of the litigation department, Kerry Shepherd receives praise from clients as an "extremely competent" trial lawyer. He is often instructed by municipalities and other public sector bodies, in addition to his varied following of commercial clients.

Matthew Levin possesses notable expertise in sports law, representing well-known sports brands on disputes stemming from sales agreements, as well as other litigious matters. He has additional experience in labor disputes.