Posted by: oregonfanhs | May 31, 2012

Filipina receives “40 Under 40” award from the Portland Business Journal

Taken from page 10 from May 21, 2012 Issue of the Asian reporter:

RISING STAR. Portland attorney and Oregon Asian Pacific AmericanBar Association co-founder Julia Markley has been named one of thePortland Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” for 2012. (Photo courtesyof the Markley family, caption from AR)

Julia Markley receives “40 Under 40” award

Portland attorney and Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA) co-founder Julia Markley has been named one of the Portland Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” for 2012. The annual list recognizes Portland’s top business and civic leaders younger than 40 years old.

Markley’s litigation practice includes business, franchise, patent, trademark, construction, class action, and employment disputes. She has also handled cases involving political and constitutional law issues; tried several cases and arbitrations to conclusion; represents clients on appeal; and has significant experience in the Ninth Circuit, 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 OAPABA — the first affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in Oregon—and was its first president. Markley has served on the board of directors of Oregon Women Lawyers and as a member of the Oregon State Bar Diversity Section’s executive committee.

In 2011, Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley appointed Markley to serve on their Judicial Selection Committee, which recommends candidates to the senators for U.S. President Barack Obama to nominate for the position of district judge for the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. She also advised former Oregon 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 and was also the “Notes & Comments” editor for the Washington Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University. Markley currently works with legal counsel group Perkins Coie.

 


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