Stoll Berne

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Highly proficient litigation practice with impressive experience in antitrust, securities and employment disputes. Other areas of strength include class action suits, IP disputes and environmental litigation. Draws its enviable client base from a variety of sectors, including the healthcare, financial services and construction sectors, with further presence in the public sector. Excellent defense-side reputation, with additional recognition by market observers for its plaintiff-side work.

Strengths Clients heap praise on the firm, saying: "This is an outstanding firm that is mission-driven, extremely knowledgeable, talented and caring."

Another source notes that "Stoll Berne has been very strong and responsive," adding: "We’ve been through a lot with them and we enjoy the relationship."

Further sources commend the team as "smart, competent and agile."

Work highlights Represented the State of Oregon in a dispute against Monsanto seeking damages for remediation performed by the state as a result of contamination caused by products manufactured by the defendant.

Notable practitioners

Gary Berne maintains a longstanding reputation for his advocacy skills. He has experience litigating a broad variety of matters, including trust and shareholder disputes, as well as disputes stemming from securities and employment matters.

Sources highlight Keith Ketterling as an "excellent strategist and creative thinker." He is frequently instructed to handle business and environmental disputes, with further recognition for his proficiency in securities class actions. Clients consider him to be a "good counselor who provides good guidance."

"Outstanding" trial lawyer Robert Shlachter is recognized by peers for having "very good judgment and problem-solving skills." His varied litigation practice extends to matters in the intellectual property, employment and commercial fields.

Steve Larson is a notable trial lawyer, singled out for his business litigation expertise. He has considerable strength in class action lawsuits.

Timothy DeJong is a respected business litigator, who is well-equipped to handle whistleblower claims and class action suits. He also has expertise in matters related to intellectual property and securities disputes.