OAJC Selects Julia Markley for Emerging Leadership Award
Perkins Coie is proud to announce that Portland Partner Julia E. Markley has been selected by the Oregon Area Jewish Committee (OAJC) for its 2012 Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award. The OAJC makes two achievement awards every year to recognize attorneys in the early and later stages of their careers. The Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award acknowledges younger lawyers who demonstrate the kind of leadership OAJC believes attorneys should exhibit throughout their practice and who are emerging leaders for their peers.
Markley has a diverse business and intellectual property trial practice. She also has significant appellate experience in the Ninth Circuit, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Oregon Court of Appeals. This year, Markley was awarded the Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award and served on the Judicial Selection Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She was named an “Oregon Rising Star” by Oregon Law & Politics (2008-11). A frequent contributor to business and legal publications, Markley received a 2009 Standard of Excellence award for an article on patent litigation.
Julia is the founding president of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, a former board member of Oregon Women Lawyers, and recently joined the Board of the YWCA of Greater Portland.
The annual Learned Hand Lifetime Achievement award recognizes attorneys who have an established career of leadership in the legal community. This year Henry H. Hewitt of Stoel Rives received this honor.
Both awards were given at the 2012 Judge Learned Hand Award Luncheon held at the Governor Hotel on Wednesday June 13, 2012.
The Oregon Area Jewish Committee is an independent affiliate of the American Jewish Committee. OAJC has been a presence in our community for over 30 years, building bridges and coalitions between the Jewish community in the Portland region and various religious and ethnic groups. OAJC works to: protect the civil and religious rights of all; insure Israel’s security; advance efforts to protect human rights and human dignity; combat anti-Semitism; reduce intergroup tensions; promote Jewish values in discussions of public policy; and enrich the quality of Jewish life.