Janet Knauss Larsen

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2154 |

Areas of Practice

Janet Larsen represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of business and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, as well as providing general business advice. Her practice involves matters in state and federal courts throughout the country, with experience in multi-district litigation matters. Janet’s practice focuses on disputes involving a wide array of business torts, corporate governance issues, including fiduciary liability of officers, directors, trustees and other professionals, construction litigation, coverage litigation and securities litigation, including broker/dealer, investment adviser liability in all types of proceedings.  In addition, she has extensive experience litigating and advising on real estate issues and disputes and insurance coverage issues.

Professional Experience

  • Foster Pepper LLP/Roberts Kaplan LLP
    • Partner (2004-2010)
    • Associate (2001-2003)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D.)
  • Whitman College (B.A., Art History)
  • International Society and Business Program, Tokyo, Japan

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Member, Lane Powell Board of Directors
  • Business
  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation

Professional and Community Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
    • Board Member, Oregon Chapter (2014-present)
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Business Litigation Section
    • Chairperson (2013-present)
    • Treasurer (2012)
    • Secretary (2011)
    • Executive Committee Member (2010-present)
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Barrister, Owen M. Panner American Inns of Court
  • Board Member and Sponsorship Committee Member, Cancer Society of Oregon