Stoel Rives hires chief business development officer

Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that after a nationwide search
the firm has hired John R. Neidecker as Chief Business Development
Officer, effective Monday, April 22.

Neidecker is a highly experienced business development leader who has
been Chief Client Development Officer for Edwards Wildman Palmer in
Boston, Chief Marketing Officer at Steptoe & Johnson in Washington,
D.C., and Chief Marketing Officer for Covington & Burling in
Washington, D.C.  Prior to serving in those roles, he was a Director
of Marketing and Business Development for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a Director of Marketing for Coopers & Lybrand.

“John understands the changing legal services environment and has a
proven track record of helping firms strengthen client relationships
and provide exceptional client service,” said Robert Van Brocklin,
Stoel Rives’ Managing Partner.  “As a growing firm, we look forward to
John’s contributions to our further success in the years ahead.”

From its beginnings in the Pacific Northwest more than 100 years ago,
Stoel Rives LLP has grown to nearly 400 lawyers in 12 offices in seven
states and Washington, D.C.

“I am very excited to be joining Stoel Rives at this particular point
in time.  Coming off a strong year financially and with contributions
across a wide range of practices, the firm has excellent momentum and
is well positioned for even stronger growth in the years ahead,” said

Van Brocklin also thanked Kristen B. Leis for serving as acting head
of the department during the search for a CBDO.  “She has done a great
job,” he said, “and will continue to serve us well as our Director of
Business Development and Marketing.”

About Stoel Rives LLP:  Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing
corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients
throughout the United States.  The firm has nearly 400 attorneys
operating out of 12 offices in seven states and the District of
Columbia.  Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy,
environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use
and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development
and real estate law.  The firm has offices in Alaska, California,
Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah and Washington, plus a satellite office
in Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit

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