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Douglas R. Pahl

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Partner

Douglas Pahl is a partner in the Portland office and focuses his practice on insolvency, bankruptcy, commercial debt restructuring matters, administrative litigation, including State Pharmacy Board administrative review proceedings. Doug advises businesses on complex commercial litigation and reorganization issues, creditors' rights, including judicial and non-judicial foreclosure proceedings, receivership actions and associated litigation. In his practice, Doug represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, committees, guarantors, officers and directors, asset and claim purchasers, and other constituencies in bankruptcies, receiverships and out-of-court workouts.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Present: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Listed in Oregon Law and Politics, "Oregon Super Lawyers," 2008 - 2013

Professional Leadership

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor Section, Executive Committee Member, 2007 - 2008
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member 
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
  • Oregon Law Commission, UCC Working Group, 2008 - 2009
  • Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court, Executive Committee Member, 2008 - present; Secretary, 2010 - 2012; Treasurer, 2012 
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Local Rules Committee, 1999 - 2002
  • U.S. District Court Merit Selection Panel, 1999 - 2003

Community Involvement

  • Oregon Historical Society, Board of Directors, 2011 - present
  • The Hatfield Project, Board of Directors, 2010 - present
  • Asst. Coach, Classroom Law Project Mock Trial, 2008 - present
  • Opal Creek SRA Federal Advisory Committee, Chairman, 2000 - 2004
  • CYO Youth Track & Field, Assistant Coach, 2007 - 2012

Related Employment

  • U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield, Washington, D.C., Legislative Assistant, 1990 - 1995; Legal Counsel, 1995 - 1996
  • Hon. Wallace P. Carson, Oregon Supreme Court, Extern, Summer 1989

Clerkships

  • Hon. Michael R. Hogan, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, 1996 - 1998

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1992
    Member, WIllamette Law Review
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    1991, 1992
  • Central Washington University, B.A., 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon