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Renée Rothauge is a national trial lawyer clients turn to when they are faced with high-stakes, complex business disputes. With nearly 30 years of trial experience and solid reputation for tenacious client representation in and out of the courtroom, she has earned her place among an elite group of renowned litigators. Chambers USA’s Guide to Lawyers and Law Firms calls her “brilliant.” One of her clients described Renée as “very intelligent, very articulate, strong-willed and very passionate about what she does.” Recently, another client revered her as a "leader" who is conscious of the "big picture and strategy," also noting her ability to "convey an argument that is logical, consistent, and yet easily explained and understood."

Renée’s clients comprise a “who’s who” of regional, national and global business organizations who trust her to protect and advance their interests when the consequences of litigation are often measured in terms of triumph or catastrophe. 

Representative jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations

Prestigious Invitation-Only Legal Memberships

  • Chair, American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), Oregon State Committee, 2019; Vice Chair, 2017
  • Fellow, ACTL
  • Member, ACTL Federal Rules of Evidence Committee
  • Member, ACTL Regents Nominating Committee, 2018
  • Member, ACTL Oregon State Committee, 2014 to present
  • Associate Member, (20+ jury trials), American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); Treasurer, Oregon Chapter, 2019
  • Presidential Appointee, ABOTA National Board 2013 – 2016; Member, Awards Committee, 2019; Member, Diversity Committee, 2018; Member, Long Range Planning Committee, 2018

Legal Boards and Committees

  • Chair, Strategic Vision Committee, Markowitz Herbold PC
  • Chair, Oregon State Bar Litigation Section; Member, Executive Committee, 2012 - present
  • AAA Arbitrator, Commercial Litigation
  • Chair, Oregon State Bar Business Litigation Section, 2009
  • Chair, Oregon State Bar Computer & Internet Law Section, 2007; Member, Executive Committee, 1999 - 2009
  • Member, Executive Committee Nominating Committee, OSB Intellectual Property Section
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Master Bencher, American Inns of Court, Gus J. Solomon Chapter
  • Chair, American Bar Association, Self-Insurers and Risk Managers Committee of TIPS, 2002 - 2003

Business and Nonprofit Boards and Committees

  • Founder, Rothauge & Kaner Women’s Trial Academy, sponsored by Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Member, Pipeline Angels
  • Member, Finance Committee, Arlington Club
  • Trustee, Oregon Ballet Theatre, 2005 – 2009
  • Educator, speaker and author on trial practice, intellectual property, and technology

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 Women of Influence Honoree, Portland Business Journal
  • Recognized, Chambers USA
  • Top 25 Women Attorneys, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, since inception – present
  • Top 50 Attorneys, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2012 – present
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2010 – present
  • Top 250 Women in Litigation (one of only three in Oregon), Benchmark Litigation, since inception – present
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, 2016
  • Class Responder, American College of Trial Lawyers’ Induction Ceremony, 2014
  • President's Membership Service Award, Oregon State Bar, 2014
  • Outstanding Member Program Award for the Rothauge & Kaner Women’s Trial Academy, National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, 2015

Publications and Articles

  • Interviewed, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, Moot Camp: Renée Rothauge is helping female attorneys improve trial skills one seminar at a time, 2019
  • Author, Declaratory Judgments chapter and supplement, Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice, Oregon State Bar
  • Co-author, Intentional Interference with Economic Relations and Related Actions chapter, Torts, Oregon State Bar
  • Co-author, Unfair Competition & Infringing on Intellectual Property chapter, Thomson Reuter’s Handling Business Tort Cases
  • Author, The Changing Face of ABOTA: The Art of Thinking Independently Together, Voir Dire magazine, June 2015

Teaching

  • Founder and instructor, Rothauge & Kaner Women’s Trial Academy, 2014 — present
  • Presenter, "Trial Advocacy", Debtor/Creditor Section Annual Meeting, Oregon State Bar, 2019
  • Presenter, Voir Dire, Oregon Trial Advocacy College, Oregon State Bar, 2018
  • Presenter, Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, "Depositions", 2018
  • Instructor, Evidentiary Foundation Workshop, Oregon State Bar Litigation Institute and Retreat, 2016, 2017
  • Faculty, NITA, "Deposition Skills", 2017, San Diego, CA
  • Co-presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel, Oregon Chapter, "In-house Counsel as Witness," 2017
  • Faculty, ABOTA Masters in Trial, 2017, Missoula, MT
  • Faculty, ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School, 2016
  • Panel member, Trial Masters Lightning Round, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Moderator, Patent Litigation in 2016, Featuring Judge Michael Mosman, Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter, 2016
  • Guest lecturer, Civil Procedure: Trials from the Trenches, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Presenter, Economic and Business Loss Damages, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, 2015
  • Presenter, The Mechanics of Creative Fee Agreements, Intellectual Property Institute, 2015
  • Presenter, Direct and Cross of Expert Witnesses at Trial, Multnomah Bar Association, 2015
  • Presenter, Technology and ESI Post-FRCP 2015 Amendments, Oregon State Bar’s Civil Trial Procedure Course, 2015
  • Presenter, Technology and Your Practice, Oregon State Bar’s Civil Trial Procedure Course, 2013

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Renée Rothauge is a national trial lawyer clients turn to when they are faced with high-stakes, complex business disputes. With nearly 30 years of trial experience and solid reputation for tenacious client representation in and out of the courtroom, she has earned her place among an elite group of renowned litigators. Chambers USA’s Guide to Lawyers and Law Firms calls her “brilliant.” One of her clients described Renée as “very intelligent, very articulate, strong-willed and very passionate about what she does.” Recently, another client revered her as a "leader" who is conscious of the "big picture and strategy," also noting her ability to "convey an argument that is logical, consistent, and yet easily explained and understood."

Renée’s clients comprise a “who’s who” of regional, national and global business organizations who trust her to protect and advance their interests when the consequences of litigation are often measured in terms of triumph or catastrophe. 

Representative jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations

Prestigious Invitation-Only Legal Memberships

  • Chair, American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), Oregon State Committee, 2019; Vice Chair, 2017
  • Fellow, ACTL
  • Member, ACTL Federal Rules of Evidence Committee
  • Member, ACTL Regents Nominating Committee, 2018
  • Member, ACTL Oregon State Committee, 2014 to present
  • Associate Member, (20+ jury trials), American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); Treasurer, Oregon Chapter, 2019
  • Presidential Appointee, ABOTA National Board 2013 – 2016; Member, Awards Committee, 2019; Member, Diversity Committee, 2018; Member, Long Range Planning Committee, 2018

Legal Boards and Committees

  • Chair, Strategic Vision Committee, Markowitz Herbold PC
  • Chair, Oregon State Bar Litigation Section; Member, Executive Committee, 2012 - present
  • AAA Arbitrator, Commercial Litigation
  • Chair, Oregon State Bar Business Litigation Section, 2009
  • Chair, Oregon State Bar Computer & Internet Law Section, 2007; Member, Executive Committee, 1999 - 2009
  • Member, Executive Committee Nominating Committee, OSB Intellectual Property Section
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Master Bencher, American Inns of Court, Gus J. Solomon Chapter
  • Chair, American Bar Association, Self-Insurers and Risk Managers Committee of TIPS, 2002 - 2003

Business and Nonprofit Boards and Committees

  • Founder, Rothauge & Kaner Women’s Trial Academy, sponsored by Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Member, Pipeline Angels
  • Member, Finance Committee, Arlington Club
  • Trustee, Oregon Ballet Theatre, 2005 – 2009
  • Educator, speaker and author on trial practice, intellectual property, and technology

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 Women of Influence Honoree, Portland Business Journal
  • Recognized, Chambers USA
  • Top 25 Women Attorneys, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, since inception – present
  • Top 50 Attorneys, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2012 – present
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2010 – present
  • Top 250 Women in Litigation (one of only three in Oregon), Benchmark Litigation, since inception – present
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, 2016
  • Class Responder, American College of Trial Lawyers’ Induction Ceremony, 2014
  • President's Membership Service Award, Oregon State Bar, 2014
  • Outstanding Member Program Award for the Rothauge & Kaner Women’s Trial Academy, National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, 2015

Publications and Articles

  • Interviewed, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, Moot Camp: Renée Rothauge is helping female attorneys improve trial skills one seminar at a time, 2019
  • Author, Declaratory Judgments chapter and supplement, Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice, Oregon State Bar
  • Co-author, Intentional Interference with Economic Relations and Related Actions chapter, Torts, Oregon State Bar
  • Co-author, Unfair Competition & Infringing on Intellectual Property chapter, Thomson Reuter’s Handling Business Tort Cases
  • Author, The Changing Face of ABOTA: The Art of Thinking Independently Together, Voir Dire magazine, June 2015

Teaching

  • Founder and instructor, Rothauge & Kaner Women’s Trial Academy, 2014 — present
  • Presenter, "Trial Advocacy", Debtor/Creditor Section Annual Meeting, Oregon State Bar, 2019
  • Presenter, Voir Dire, Oregon Trial Advocacy College, Oregon State Bar, 2018
  • Presenter, Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, "Depositions", 2018
  • Instructor, Evidentiary Foundation Workshop, Oregon State Bar Litigation Institute and Retreat, 2016, 2017
  • Faculty, NITA, "Deposition Skills", 2017, San Diego, CA
  • Co-presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel, Oregon Chapter, "In-house Counsel as Witness," 2017
  • Faculty, ABOTA Masters in Trial, 2017, Missoula, MT
  • Faculty, ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School, 2016
  • Panel member, Trial Masters Lightning Round, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Moderator, Patent Litigation in 2016, Featuring Judge Michael Mosman, Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter, 2016
  • Guest lecturer, Civil Procedure: Trials from the Trenches, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Presenter, Economic and Business Loss Damages, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, 2015
  • Presenter, The Mechanics of Creative Fee Agreements, Intellectual Property Institute, 2015
  • Presenter, Direct and Cross of Expert Witnesses at Trial, Multnomah Bar Association, 2015
  • Presenter, Technology and ESI Post-FRCP 2015 Amendments, Oregon State Bar’s Civil Trial Procedure Course, 2015
  • Presenter, Technology and Your Practice, Oregon State Bar’s Civil Trial Procedure Course, 2013