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Stoel Rives LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team with substantial experience in trial and appellate courts and with notable expertise in class action defense. Excels in a broad range of industry sectors, including technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Regularly retained to represent significant government entities and major corporations in various disputes, including product liability, environmental, IP and insurance matters. 

Strengths

A client commends the "excellent work," and that they are "dedicated to client service."

Work highlights

Acted for Washington State Department of Transportation against a $670 million contractor claim arising from the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Design Build Contract.

Notable practitioners

David Goodnight is particularly well regarded for his handling of complex commercial disputes arising in the technology sector. He also has experience advising on contractor and insurance coverage disputes.

Vanessa Power is recognized for her expertise in labor and employment cases, and in contentious intellectual property and contract disputes. She has experience representing her clients at trial and on appeal.
"Vanessa Power is a brilliant lawyer who is able to master complex issues very quickly. She is the voice of reason – calm and reassuring but also authoritative. She naturally engenders trust."

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Overview

We handle a full range of cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, with particular emphasis on business-related litigation and the defense of personal injury and product liability claims. We provide regional litigation counsel for a number of national companies and also handle a wide variety of cases for other clients with unique litigation needs.

Our group includes trial lawyers experienced in jury and bench trials, in appeals and administrative proceedings, and in arbitrations and mediations.

We focus on:

  • Antitrust & Unfair Competition
  • Appellate Law
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Corporate Governance
  • Creditor Litigation
  • Energy Litigation
  • Government Investigations & White-Collar Crime
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage & Risk Management
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Product Liability
  • Prop 65
  • Securities Litigation & Enforcement
  • State Attorney General Investigations
  • Tax Litigation
  • Telecommunications
  • Toxic Torts

Members

Norton, Maren (Head of Department)

Goodnight, David R

Phillips, Stevan

Power, Vanessa

Clients

American Traffic Solutions, Inc.

Biotronik

Darigold

Farmers Insurance Group

ITT Corporation

King County, Washington

Oregon Forest Industries Council

Port of Seattle

Select Portfolio Servicing

Shell Offshore Inc.

Washington State Department of Transportation

Industries

Agribusiness

Construction

Consumer Products

Energy

Food & Beverage

Healthcare

Life Sciences & Technology

Manufacturing

Natural Resources

Real Estate

Litigation Department

Stoel Rives LLP

firm
Department location

600 University Street

Suite 3600

Seattle

Washington

USA

WA 98101

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Washington

Litigation: General Commercial


David R Goodnight
Band 3
Vanessa Power
Band 4