SEATTLE, May 1, 2007 – Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to announce that it has added four new attorneys to its Seattle and Portland offices. Joining as owners are Carla M. DewBerry in the Seattle office and Nancy M. Cooper in the Portland office. Joining as associates are Jeffrey C. Young in the Seattle office and John C. Rothermich in the Portland office.
Carla M. DewBerry, an owner in the Seattle office, practices in the areas of healthcare law, mergers and acquisitions, and federal, state and local taxation. Ms. DewBerry represents healthcare clients in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement matters, including related audits and litigation. In addition, she is an experienced tax and business counselor and represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint venture operations, licensing, and federal and state taxation matters. Ms. DewBerry provides counsel for clients outside the healthcare industry as well. Her experience includes working as a practicing CPA at a large accounting firm where she was part of the firmwide healthcare group. She brings to her law practice a practical, in-depth understanding of how financial information is generated, stored and retrieved in the healthcare industry. This understanding is especially helpful in Medicare / Medicaid reimbursement matters. She earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, in 1980 and her B.S. from the University of San Francisco in 1977. She is admitted to practice in Washington and California.
Nancy M. Cooper, an Owner in the Portland office, practices in the area of labor and employment law. She brings more than 10 years of experience counseling clients on human resource issues. Having also been a business owner, she offers practical advice on maneuvering through the legal maze of labor and employment issues while keeping her client's best interests a priority. Ms. Cooper partners with businesses to advocate best practices when managing employees and working with labor unions, while striving to protect both the employer and employees as well as avoid litigation. Her breadth and depth of experience includes conducting highly sensitive and confidential investigations arising from employment discrimination claims, representing regional and statewide businesses, medical imaging facilities, as well as medical practices. She is skilled at negotiating labor agreements, labor arbitrations and contracts, as well as interpreting collective bargaining agreements and handling strikes. She provides day-to-day employment counsel, including facilitating in-house training, creating employment agreements, noncompetes, confidentiality agreements, and providing general counsel on employment and labor issues. She is a frequent lecturer and writer, a regular columnist for Inc.com and a member of several local and state organizations. Ms. Cooper earned her J.D. in 1995 from the Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College and her B.S. in 1980 from the University of Arizona. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon.
Jeffrey C. Young, an associate in the Seattle office, is in the business, international, and China practices. Most recently, Mr. Young was based at Beijing's Qinghua University while on a National Security Education Program Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. government, studying the Law of Regional Autonomy for Ethnic Minorities in China. As a law student at the University of Michigan Law School, he handled a criminal appeal case for an indigent client as part of the criminal appellate practice clinic. His professional experience also includes a clerkship position at the Cook County Office of the Public Defender in Chicago, where he gained experience participating in felony trial and settlement conferences, and a clerkship at a San Francisco firm, during which he successfully represented a pro bono client in a Section 8 housing voucher hearing. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 2006 and his B.A., with high honors, from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. His application to the Washington State Bar is pending.
John C. Rothermich, an associate in the Portland office, practices in the area of litigation. He joins GSB from the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where he spent the last three years defending clients in securities cases, class actions, bankruptcy adversary proceedings and other complex commercial matters. His practice focuses on representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes, including securities claims, contract disputes and real estate matters. Mr. Rothermich served as a law clerk for Judge Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Southern District of New York. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law in 2000, and his A.B., with honors, from Brown University in 1995. He is admitted to practice in Oregon, New York and before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.