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Gail Louise Achterman, American lawyer. Bar: Oregon 1974, United States District Court Oregon 1978, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (federal and 10th circuits).


Achterman, Gail Louise was born on August 1, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, United States.


Bachelor of Arts in Economics with distinction, Stanford University, 1971;Master of Science in Natural Resource Policy and Management, University of Michigan, 1975;Juris Doctor cum laude, University of Michigan, 1974.


Worked at Stoel Rives LLP (Portland, OR) specializing in General Practice and Litigation in State and Federal Courts. Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Corporate and Securities, Real Estate and Land Use, Federal Taxation, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, Commercial, Bankruptcy, Reorganizations and Workouts, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Hospital and Health Law, Forest Products, Franchise Law, Immigration, Insurance, International Trade and Transactions, Government Law, Media and Advertising Law, Municipal Law and Tax-Exempt Financing, Labor and Employment, Employee Benefits, Construction, Banking, Public Utilities, Trusts and Estates, Mining, Natural Resources, Environmental, State and Local Taxation, International Tax, White Collar Criminal Law. Admitted to the bar, 1974, Oregon.

Attorney-Advisor, United States. Department of the Interior, 1975-1978. Assistant for Natural Resources to Governor Neil Goldschmidt, 1987-1991.

In 1987, the 140-attorney Portland law firm of Stoel Rives Boley Fraser & Wyse merged with the 45-lawyer Seattle firm of Jones Grey & Bayley to create Stoel Rives Boley Jones & Grey. Both firms boast of more than 80 years of service to clients. The firm has since opened offices in Boise, Idaho (1991) and Salt Lake City, Utah (1992).

Stoel Rives provides comprehensive representation to public, private, domestic and international businesses of all sizes. The firm changed its name to Stoel Rives in 1995.


Member Oregon Water Resources Commission, 1981-1985, Governor's Growth Task Force, 1998. Member president's board advisors Oregon State University, 2000-2003, Oregon Transportation Commission, since 2000. Member Northwest Environment Watch (board directors), Oregon Garden (board directors), American Leadership Forum, Oregon Women's Forum, Portland C. of Chamber (board directors 1996-1999).