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7.25.2012

Mehrbani Featured in Super Lawyers Magazine ‘Rising Stars Spotlight’

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Lane Powell Shareholder Parna Mehrbani was featured in the 2012 issue of Super Lawyers magazine in the “Rising Stars Spotlight.” The article discusses Mehrbani’s brief interest in environmental law while studying law at Lewis and Clark, what drives her to work in intellectual property law, her role at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, and her family.

Parna Mehrbani has always had a creative bent. Growing up, she played the piano. In college, she took to writing poetry and prose. Now she loves arts and crafts … and practicing intellectual property law.

“I get this sort of fundamental pressure between protecting creative rights and allowing for the free flow of creative ideas,” she says. “That fundamental push and pull of IP law. I think it comes from having an appreciation of the creative process. I think it partially comes from being a consumer in the world everyday of your life.” …

… “A lot of the draw of law for me was the advocacy aspect,” she says. “But also the research and writing. … And then the idea that there was not always an answer to be found. So [you’re] using the results of your research to present a persuasive position.”