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Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Julia Markley has been named one of the Portland Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" for 2012. Recognized for their leadership in business and service to the community, the forty recipients of this honor are considered to be among the most accomplished young executives in Portland, Oregon.

Julia's diverse litigation practice includes complex business, franchise, patent, trademark, construction, class action, and employment disputes.  She has also handled cases involving political and constitutional law issues.  Julia has tried several cases and arbitrations to conclusion.  She represents clients on appeal and has significant experience in the Ninth Circuil, Oregon Supreme Court, and Oregon Court of Appeals. 

For the past four years, Markley has been recognized in Oregon Law & Politics as an “Oregon Rising Star.” In 2009, she co-founded the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA), the first affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) in Oregon. She was also elected the first president of OAPABA. Markley has served on the board of directors of Oregon Women Lawyers and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Diversity Section.  

In 2011, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley appointed Markley to serve on their Judicial Selection Committee, which will recommend candidates to the Senators for President Obama to nominate for the position of district judge for the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. She also advised former Governor Ted Kulongoski on judicial candidates. In addition, Markley testified on behalf of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon before the Redistricting Committee of the 2011 Oregon Legislature.

Markley earned her law degree, with high honors, Order of the Coif, from the University of Washington School of Law. She was also the Notes & Comments Editor for the Washington Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University.   

Before joining Perkins Coie, Markley completed a clerkship with the Hon. R. William Riggs of the Oregon Supreme Court and served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Ancer L. Haggerty, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon.