Julie M. Engbloom

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2183 |

Areas of Practice

Julie Engbloom is the Co-chair of the Privacy and Data Security Practice, assisting clients with compliance, developing incident response plans and strategies, responding to regulatory actions, and defending clients in data security-related litigation.

Julie also has an active litigation practice focusing on complex civil and corporate matters, including securities, financial, banking-related litigation, regulatory compliance and internal investigations. She represents clients in a wide range of matters including breach of contract and fiduciary delinquencies, internal investigations, and banking and financial litigation.

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

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 valuation dispute
  • Represented national fast-food franchise in large Fair Labor Standards Act litigation involving off-the-clock claims, successfully objecting to class certification
  • 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


  • Contributor to Lane Powell’s D&O Developments blog
  • “3 Realities of Modern Cybersecurity,” Corporate Counsel, Quoted (June 13, 2017)
  • “Timing Is Everything: Contemporaneous Knowledge of Falsity Is Key to First Circuit’s Scienter Rulings, in In re Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Securities Litigation (November 28, 2016),” D&O Developments blog (January 9, 2017)
  • “Global Guide to Whistleblowing Programs 2016,” World Law Group, Second Edition, Co-author of the U.S. Section and Legal Reviewer (August 2016)
  • “Tenth Circuit Takes a Hard Look at Scienter Allegations and Affirms Dismissal in Anderson v. Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, Inc. (July 5, 2016),” D&O Developments blog (July 12, 2016)
  • “Business of Pride — The Value of Operating an Inclusive Business,” Portland Business Journal Thought Leader Forum (July 2016)
  • “Cannabis Conundrum: Conflicting Laws Mean Ongoing Challenges for Oregon’s Senior Housing and Long Term Care Industry,” Oregon Business magazine (July 2016)
  • “Second Circuit Reaffirms Difficulty of Alleging Scienter Against Outside Auditors, in Zech Capital LLC v. Ernst & Young Hua Min (January 28, 2016),” D&O Developments blog (May 24, 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)
  • “Global Guide to Data Breach Notifications,” World Law Group, Second Edition, Co-author of the U.S. Section and Legal Reviewer (April 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 (2010-2017 Editions)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Regulatory Update and Strategies to Manger Cyber Risk,” Legalweek West, Panelist (June 12, 2017)
  • “Cybersecurity and the Law: A Primer,” Internet of Things Accelerator Security Summit, Presenter (September 24, 2016)
  • “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 |


Julie M. Engbloom

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2183 |