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Date: January 2, 2019
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New Managing Directors elected for Portland and New York/Washington, D.C. Offices; Greg Duff re-elected as Firm Chair

SEATTLE (January 2, 2019) Garvey Schubert Barer announced today that the firm’s Executive Committee and shareholders have appointed Greg Duff to another three-year term as Firm Chair, and have also elected new Office Managing Directors (OMD) for the firm’s Portland and New York/Washington, D.C. offices. Joe Arellano takes over leadership responsibilities in Portland, and Brad Deutsch leads the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

Greg Duff was first appointed Firm Chair in 2016. As Chair, he has reinforced the firm’s recruiting priorities and business development successes, and guided GSB’s celebration of 50 years in business as one of the premier law firms based in the Northwest. Duff founded GSB’s Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Practice in 2011, and as Chair of the Practice Group, he represents a variety of local, state and national owners and operators of restaurants, hotels, resorts, time share companies, cruise lines, tour operators, hospitality trade associations, and many of the vendors and suppliers that serve the travel and hospitality industries.

Joe Arellano, who is now OMD of the firm’s Portland office, joined GSB in 2017, bringing over 35 years of litigation, trial, and arbitration experience to the firm. He has represented clients in securities, commercial, and tort litigation, as well as in professional liability defense. He has successfully represented lawyers and law firms in multi-million dollar professional negligence trials and securities-related trials. He also represents clients in investigations by the SEC, DOJ, IRS, FBI and their state counterparts.

Arellano takes over for Eric Lindenauer, who is retiring after 34 years of practicing at GSB. Lindenauer has been in the Portland OMD role since March 2016 and has served on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Brad Deutsch, who is now OMD of GSB’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices, joined GSB in 2014. He focuses his practice on public policy, lobbying and political law, communications, media and information technology, and the emerging cannabis industry. He served as General Counsel to the 2016 presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders and currently serves as General Counsel to the social welfare organization Our Revolution. Prior to joining GSB, Brad served for eight years as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Steven T. Walther at the Federal Election Commission, where he had previously served as Assistant General Counsel.

Deutsch replaces Matt Schneider, who has been OMD in New York since 2001 after Schneider joined GSB in 1998.

“I’m grateful for the support from the firm’s leadership and shareholders as we embark on another 50 years of success at Garvey Schubert Barer,” said Duff. “I’m especially looking forward to having Brad and Joe in their new positions; they are both inspired leaders and excellent attorneys. Matt has been a steadfast leader of the New York and Washington, D.C. offices for nearly 20 years, and all of us will continue to benefit from his wisdom and insights. We are also grateful for the dedication and service of Eric Lindenauer for his three-plus decades at GSB and we wish him well.”

About Garvey Schubert Barer

Since its founding in 1966, GSB has provided results-oriented legal counsel to help clients – from established market leaders, to newly launched enterprises and governmental bodies – solve problems, create new opportunities and mitigate risk. The firm takes a holistic approach to managing clients’ needs, with attorneys who possess deep industry experience and a thorough understanding of current and emerging issues. GSB has offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington, D.C., New York, and Beijing. More information is available on the web at

Media Contact: John Williams for Garvey Schubert Barer |, (206) 660-5503

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