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|Sunday, July 01, 2007|
Bridging the gap
Work-life balance is key for the next generation of lawyers.
By Christina Williams
John Russell ambles into the conference room in jeans, a faded T-shirt and Birkenstock clogs. The 34-year-old sits down to talk about the intellectual property law firm he founded with four partners, but he’s more eager to give a tour of the offices.
The Portland offices tell the story better than one clean-cut, sloppily dressed lawyer can. There’s the bicycle stashed in Chris Tuttle’s office (Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle aims to be a carbon-neutral law firm). In 2005, Tuttle took two months off to ride around Spain while his partners handled the clients.
“It’s a concern in the legal world,” says Judy Edwards, executive director of the Multnomah Bar Association. “How do you retain good talent in a law firm? Because it costs a lot of money to invest in a young graduate and you want them to stick around.”
The survey by the bar, conducted with the assistance of Jo Smith, a Portland-based business consultant who specializes in law, found that only 53% of surveyed GenX lawyers, who were born between 1965 and 1980, expected to be working full-time at their current firm in 10 years. Of those who didn’t, nearly 40% said they planned to be out of law and 17% said they planned to be taking extended family or personal leave.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
inDinero, a business that manages back-office accounting for startups and smaller companies, recently announced it would relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Portland. We talked to CEO Jessica Mah about what drew her to Portland and how she plans to disrupt the traditional CPA model.
Friday, February 27, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Images from the 2015 celebration of Oregon's great workplaces.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Will community banks survive the digital age? Three CEOs peer into banking's crystal ball.
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
“We thought there was room for something new.”
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Pets.com, GeoCities, eToys, and WorldCom … blasts-from-the-past that all signify the late 1990s Internet bubble. Yet we believe the dynamics of the market, specifically in technology stocks, are much different today than it was during the late 1990s.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY COURTNEY SHERWOOD | Photos by Jason E. Kaplan
Pacific Seafood, one of the world’s largest processors, is rebranding as a more transparent and consumer-friendly operation. A controversial CEO and monopoly accusations from coastal fishermen complicate the tale.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
There are 278 companies licensed to operate as brewery, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Here are three new beer-making hubs slated to open soon.
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Since 1932 Tidewater Transportation & Terminals (operating as Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company) has operated a multicommodity transportation and terminal company based in Vancouver, Washington. The friendly expression on the company’s shipping containers reflects the attitude of about 330 safety and community-conscious employees but belies how complicated the barge business really is.
The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Like the advent of the locomotive, the cloud creates business opportunities that simply weren’t possible before now. Get up to speed fast in May at an exciting cloud-empowered Portland event.
Registration is now open for Portland Business Alliance’s Annual Meeting, one of the largest business gatherings in Portland each year.