Julie M. Engbloom

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2183 |

Areas of Practice

Julie Engbloom has an active litigation practice focusing on complex civil and corporate matters, including securities, financial, banking-related litigation, regulatory compliance and internal investigations.

Julie is the Co-chair of the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group and the Firm’s Cannabis Practice Group. She is also the Co-chair of the Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies Practice Group, representing clients at the TRO and preliminary injunction stage of litigation. She represents clients in a wide range of matters including breach of contract and fiduciary delinquencies, internal investigations, banking and financial litigation, privacy and data security litigation, and advises clients on Oregon’s medical and recreational marijuana statutory regulations and compliance.

Professional Experience

  • Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Attorney (2002-2006)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • Minnesota

Academics and Accreditations

  • University of Minnesota Law School (J.D.)
  • University of Minnesota (B.A.)
  • Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management — Yellow Belt Certification

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Co-chair, Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies Practice Group
  • Co-chair, Cannabis Practice Group
  • Co-chair, Privacy and Data Security Practice Group
  • Member, Lane Powell Recruiting/Summer Associate Committee
  • Canada Practice
  • Diversity Committee
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
  • Mortgage and Consumer Finance
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation

Representative Matters and Clients

  • Successfully represented multi-national paper manufacturer in arbitration related to dispute with local utility
  • Successfully represented CEO of publicly traded company in action related to the “for cause” termination clause in an employment contract
  • Successfully tried and obtained bench verdict in a suit involving a business purchase and sale dispute
  • Represented national fast-food franchise in large Fair Labor Standards Act litigation involving off-the-clock claims
  • Represented CEO of publicly traded company against class action and SEC claims involving violations of securities laws
  • Represented CEO of convenience-store chain in hostile-takeover litigation involving claims of securities violations and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Represented numerous lenders in mortgage-related litigation


  • “Cannabis Conundrum: Conflicting Laws Mean Ongoing Challenges for Oregon’s Senior Housing and Long Term Care Industry,” Oregon Business magazine (July 2016)
  • “Increased Ransomware Attacks and Phase 2 HIPAA Audits: Two Closely-Related Issues for Long Term Care Providers,” Lane Powell Legal Update (May 5, 2016)
  • “Tinker, Tailor, Who’s the Spy? How to Safeguard Your Company from the Insider Hack,” Seattle Business magazine (June 2015)
  • “Tinker, Tailor, Who’s the Spy? How to Safeguard Your Company from the Insider Hack,” Oregon Business magazine (May 2015)
  • “Judge Considers Overturning Severance Payment to ESI’s Fired CEO,” The Oregonian, Quoted (April 2, 2011)
  • “Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium,” Oregon Chapter, Co-author (2010-2014 Editions)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Board Oversight of Cyber Security and Cyber-Security Disclosure,” Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section Meeting, Co-presenter, Portland, Oregon (June 15, 2016)

Awards and Honors

  • Named a “First Year Outstanding Mentor” by Lewis & Clark Law School’s Mentor Program (2015)
  • Named as an “Oregon Rising Star,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Business Litigation (2009-2012)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Board Member, U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society (2010-Present)
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2016)
  • Education Committee Member, Oregon Business Association (2008-2011)
  • Associates Committee Member, Campaign for Equal Justice (2008-2011)
  • Member, Oregon Bar Association
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association

Julie M. Engbloom

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2183 |