As President of Lane Powell, Barbara Duffy works closely with the Board of Directors and an experienced senior management team to lead the firm forward, with a focus on innovative service offerings, outstanding client service, and recruiting and developing diverse talent. Barb has extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, health care and regulatory disputes, and class actions, and continues to serve the firm’s clients in this capacity. READ MORE
Barb has tried bench and jury trials in state and federal courts and has extensive experience with arbitration proceedings. She advises national and local clients on matters related to False Claims Act, qui tam, investigations and class action defense strategies.
In 2004, Barb saw an opportunity to develop a cross functional team to meet the legal needs of the health care and senior living industries. Under her leadership, the firm has become recognized as a top tier provider of legal counsel for providers in these sectors. As part of her ongoing commitment to the health care industry, Barb serves as Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association's Long Term Care and the Law Program Committee and was previously the Chair of the American Health Care Association’s Legal Committee for several years.
As a senior litigator and legal advisor, Barb has learned that in addition to providing clients with the best possible legal and business advice, the keys for a successful relationship are responsiveness and clear communication. She excels at keeping clients informed, empowered and on top of developments that affect their business.
Barb has been consistently named one of the top 250 female litigators in the nation by Benchmark Litigation, recognized as a leader in litigation and healthcare by Chambers® USA, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers®, and is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Member, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Washington Health Care Association (WHCA), Outside General Counsel
American Health Care Association Legal Committee (AHCA)
King County Bar Foundation, Trustee (2019-2022)
Oregon Health Care Association, Member
Friends of Seattle Public Library, President and Board Member (1998-2000)
The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 Recognizes 90 Lane Powell Attorneys
Forty-four Lane Powell Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in Washington for 2022
Lane Powell's New Associate Compensation Model Featured in American Lawyer Article 'A Culture That Gives You Your Evenings and Weekends: Why Some Associates Are Jumping to Midsize Firms'
Lane Powell Recognized as 2021 Top Performer and Compass Award Winner by Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Duffy and Sanchez Reappointed to American Health Law Association Leadership Roles
Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, General: Commercial Litigation (2018-2022); Healthcare (2020-2022)
"Local Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation, Commercial Litigation (2011-2022)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation, Elder, Health Care (2010-2023); Long Term Care and Seniors Housing (2010-2022); Health Care Litigation (2023)
"Washington Super Lawyer," Thomson Reuters, Business Litigation (2004-2005, 2007-2022)
“Top 50: Women Washington Super Lawyers,” Thomson Reuters (2022)
"Stand-Out Lawyer," Thomson Reuters (2022)
Influencers: Law List, The Business Journals (2019)
"Top 250 Women in Litigation," Benchmark Litigation (2012-2018)
"Seattle Lawyer of the Year" Best Lawyers®, Long Term Care and Seniors Housing (2014)
"Top 50 Women Attorneys in Washington," Thomson Reuters (2008, 2011)
AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
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