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Representative Casework

The bullet points below give a quick summary of some of Elizabeth Schwartz's body of casework.

  • Successfully represented Starbucks Corporation at trial obtaining a permanent injunction against trademark infringement.
  • Represented largest potato grower in the United States in a $3 million lawsuit alleging breaches of contract and warranty related to a failure of 14 industrial pumps to supply sufficient water for crop irrigation.
  • Drafted summary judgment motion regarding complex trademark issues in multi-district litigation, which resulted in case settling.
  • Achieved defense verdict on behalf of PricewaterhouseCoopers in $2 million jury trial for public accounting malpractice action.
  • Defended major credit card company in numerous lawsuits alleging claims of fraud, negligence, and violation of federal banking statutes; all either dismissed or successfully settled.
  • Conducted internal investigation for IBM in response to complaint alleging $1 million in damages for breach of contract, which resulted in plaintiff paying IBM $75,000 to settle the litigation.
  • Represented Qwest in challenge to municipally-imposed fees in excess of rates permitted by Oregon statutory law.
  • Wrote amicus curiae brief in support of petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of wood products trade association regarding regulatory takings issue.
  • Represented national travel center in administrative and appellate proceedings challenging ODOT’s denial of highway access permit.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Bally Total Fitness, defeating claims for breach of contract, fraud, and violation of Oregon securities laws.
  • Successfully represented Democratic Party plaintiffs in trial to determine congressional redistricting boundaries after the 2000 census.
  • Represented mining company in lawsuit against Port of Portland for breach of contract and CERCLA violations arising from delivery of contaminated fill material.
  • Represented pension fund in action seeking specific performance of a settlement agreement in which defendants had agreed to undertake environmental remediation; successful settlement immediately prior to trial.
  • Spearheaded all discovery on behalf of a defendant in the Capital Consultants consolidated securities litigation, encompassing approximately 500,000 documents.
  • Negotiated dozens of settlement agreements.
  • Advised clients regarding all aspects of commercial litigation matters.
  • Counseled clients and coordinated responses to all variety of discovery subpoenas, including requests for production of documents, requests for admissions, and requests for interrogatories.



Elizabeth Schwartz, Attorney at Law   503-452-5368    elizabeth@schwartz-attorney.com   Portland, Oregon