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Barat M. LaPorte Joins Oles Morrison As A Partner


Barat M. LaPorte

Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP

SEATTLE, Washington, June 9, 2014 – Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP, one of the West Coast’s most respected law firms with practice areas in construction law, government contracts and commercial litigation, is pleased to announce that Barat M. LaPorte has joined the firm as a partner in its Anchorage, Alaska office.

LaPorte practices in the firm’s Commercial Litigation group, where she represents companies and individuals in litigation matters, including regulatory and appellate practice. She focuses on protecting the interests of her clients and utilizing her experience and problem-solving abilities to help individuals and businesses avoid and resolve litigation and related issues.

She counsels clients on a broad range of issues related to complex civil litigation, e-discovery, natural resources, environmental law, government investigations, complicated financial and commercial disputes, and consumer products.

Prior to entering private practice, LaPorte served as a law clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court. A native Alaskan, she enjoys spending time outdoors and is involved in numerous youth sports, including soccer and volleyball.

She earned her law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, magna cum laude, in 1995, where she was a Thomas J. White Scholar.  She earned her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1992.

“We are pleased to welcome Barat aboard and are confident she will be a valuable legal resource for our clients,” said Craig Rusk, a managing partner at the firm.

With offices in Washington, Alaska and California, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP represents both national and international clients on projects in the United States and abroad. The Oles Morrison attorneys, with the assistance of a seasoned team of in-house consultants and paralegals, provide advice on issues arising from requests for proposals and invitations to bid, to protests, requests for equitable adjustments, disputes and terminations.

About Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP

Founded in 1893, Oles Morrison is one of the West Coast’s most respected law firms. While focusing on construction litigation, government contracts, and public procurement, we also address the wide range of legal matters that most businesses face: employment, bankruptcy and insolvency, tax and estate planning and business formation.  We represent both national and international clients on projects in the United States and abroad. More information is available at www.oles.com.

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