Dennis P. Rawlinson

Litigation Department Chair, Partner

Dennis P. Rawlinson concentrates his practice on commercial and “Bet-the-Company” litigation. He has handled more than 150 trials and arbitrations, including more than 50 jury trials to verdict, on a wide range of commercial subjects, such as breach of contract, commercial torts, construction and design, shareholder disputes, lender liability, real estate, professional negligence, employment, and trademark disputes. Recent cases handled include a multimillion-dollar recovery arising from construction and design claims, a multimillion-dollar recovery relating to professional malpractice, successful defense of a financial institution from multimillion-dollar lender liability claims, successful defense of independent directors from claims of breach of fiduciary duty and related claims, and a multimillion-dollar recovery in the telecommunications industry arising from claims of breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, and fraud.

Denny was the 2006 president of the Oregon State Bar, is the founder and planning chair for more than 20 years of the Litigation Institute and Retreat (annual seminar for seasoned Oregon lawyers), and has been selected a number of times as a "Top List" Super Lawyer for Business Litigation for the State of Oregon and as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He is a recommended commercial litigation lawyer by Chambers USA and the Association of Corporate Counsel, and is a frequent writer and speaker on litigation topics.

Denny has had considerable experience working with the media and has been interviewed on client-related matters by Diane Sawyer, Connie Chung, and Katie Couric.

SEE ALSO Links to Activities, Publications, Presentations, and Recognition above at the beginning of the Biography Section, the information on practice teams, industries, and education in the column to the right, and information below on Representative Experience, Client Testimonials, and Professional Background.

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