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Markowitz Herbold Ranked Among the Top for Litigation in Oregon

June 10, 2015

For the eleventh consecutive year, Chambers USA Client’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Markowitz Herbold PC one of the top commercial litigation firms in Oregon, awarding it a “Band 1” placement.

Shareholder David Markowitz was one of a small number of lawyers in the U.S. who obtained a “Star Performer” classification for general commercial litigation. According to Chambers USA, the star category is reserved for those individuals who have received exceptional recommendations by their peers and clients. Shareholders Renée Rothauge, Kerry Shepherd and Lisa Kaner were recognized as leaders in their field.

Here’s what Chambers USA says about Markowitz Herbold’s ranked attorneys:

  • "The litigation star of Oregon," David Markowitz is praised as "an ace litigator" and "an outstanding, preeminent lawyer with 40 years of solid commercial litigation experience." He is known for his representations of municipalities in a range of high-profile and highly sensitive litigation matters, including master settlement agreement enforcement and breach of contract issues. 
  • Renée Rothauge maintains a broad practice with significant strength in wage and hour class actions and patent infringement matters. Her recent activity includes defending securities fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations and leaseholder participation agreement disputes. Sources report: "She was singularly amazing in the way she organized a trial team and organized the case at short notice."
  • The "very talented" Lisa Kaner is experienced representing plaintiffs in high-profile and complex litigation matters related to breach of contract and product liability. Her recent activity includes representing an energy provider in an easement dispute.
  • Managing shareholder Kerry Shepherd has significant experience in disputes related to claims of professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud. His recent activity includes an insurance coverage dispute connected to a sensitive Superfund site remediation.

The Chambers USA directory rates law firms and leading lawyers across the U.S. More than 14,000 in-depth interviews with lawyers and clients were conducted in order to compile the rankings. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.

For more information about the Chambers USA rankings, visit the Chambers & Partners Web site at

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