"At Ater Wynne, we bring a TEAM-ORIENTED FOCUS to a client's issues. We're set up to provide the client with the particular expertise it needs without layers of red tape. We do the work with a high level of integrity. We're agile and deft in our responses and confident in our collective abilities."

– Michael (Sam) J. Sandmire, Partner

Lori Irish Bauman

Senior Counsel

Lori Irish Bauman’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, appeals, dispute resolution, contract and business tort claims, and antitrust advising. She has experience as well with intellectual property, administrative law, environmental law, securities law, and Indian law issues.

Lori has briefed and argued appeals in the Oregon Supreme Court, Oregon Court of Appeals, United States Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit, Idaho Supreme Court, and the California Court of Appeals. She is licensed to practice law in Oregon and California. She is also admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lori serves as primary author and editor of Ater Wynne's Northwest Business Litigation Blog and is listed as a Best Lawyer® in Best Lawyers in America and a 2016 Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation.  Lori has been named to the 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers List.

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  • FDIC v. Williams, 2014 WL 5073605 (D. Utah 2014)
  • Scott v. Ward, Oregon Court of Appeals No. A153319 (2014)
  • Pfizer, Inc. v Oregon Department of Justice, 254 Or. App. 144 (2012)
  • Doe v. Corporation of the Presiding Bishop, 352 Or. 77 (2012)
  • Bollinger v. Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative, 272 P. 3d 1263 (Idaho Supreme Court 2012)
  • MCI Worldcom Network Services, Inc. v. Goodwin, Oregon Court of Appeals No. A142119 (2011)
  • Patton v. Target Corp., 349 Or 230 (2010)
  • Sawyer v. Market America, Inc., Oregon Supreme Court No. 5057633 (2010)
  • Patton v. Target Corp., 580 F3d 942 (9th Cir 2009)
  • TW Telecom of Oregon LLC v. City of Portland, United State Supreme Court No. 09-309, Petition for Writ of Certiorari (2009)
  • Vitacost.com, Inc. v. Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc., United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, No. 09-80367 (2009)
  • State of Oregon, Oregon Motorcycle Riders Association and Oregon Hunters Association v. Huessy, 218 Or App 229, review denied, 344 Or 539 (2008)
  • Cox v. Viacom International Inc., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, No. 03-35536 (2004)
  • Springfield Utility Board v. Emerald People’s Utility District, 171 Or App 536 (2004)
  • Asiatic Company (USA), Inc. v. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., 183 Or App 528 (2002)
  • Foothill/DeAnza Community College District v. Northwest Pipe Co., Petition to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2002)

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