Harrang Long began as a general law practice typical of that pursued by attorneys in small towns throughout the state, and has grown into a sophisticated regional practice emphasizing the representation of clients in matters involving complex litigation, appeals, state regulation and licensing, government, labor and employment, health care, education, business, and constitutional law. Founded in 1957, our law firm has offices in Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon.
We assist individuals, businesses, government entities, and non-profit organizations with legal advice and representation for litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings, government relations, and business transactions. In every matter, our goal is to provide high-quality counsel, leadership, and value-added, practical solutions. We internalize the objectives of our clients, provide insight into solutions based on our experience, and work collaboratively to develop solutions and strategies to solve complex matters.
We are lawyers whose history, values, experience and expertise, individually and collectively, make us uniquely suited to craft creative solutions to the most vexing and complex problems that arise at the intersection of government, commerce and public policy. We know Oregon government like no other law firm, at all levels and in every branch. We are a team with the diverse talent and expertise of much larger firms, along with a deeply ingrained commitment to personal attention and service.
Business & Commercial Litigation
Business & Corporate Law
Civil Rights & Other Tort Claim Defense & Litigation
Construction Law & Litigation
Ethics in Government
Government Law & Legislative Affairs
Health Care Industry Law
Indian Law & Policy
Labor & Employment Law
Legal & Judicial Ethics
Mediation & Arbitration
Nonprofit Law & Organizations
Oregon Public Records Law
Products Liability Defense Litigation
Professional Liability Defense & Litigation
Regulatory (Administrative) Law, Compliance & Proceedings
March 2023: Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. announced it has shortened its name to “Harrang Long P.C.” Otherwise, they are the same as they have always been: a dedicated team of legal professionals solving our clients’ thorniest legal problems and helping them navigate the intersections of law, policy, business and government. Although Sharon Rudnick plans to retire from the firm later this winter, Bill Gary continues his busy practice representing clients in complex appellate, litigation and regulatory matters.
Harrang Long (Oregon) announced Erica Tatoian and Julian Marrs have become shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2023. Erica Tatoian joined the firm in April 2018, following her clerkship with the Oregon Court of Appeals. She is recognized by peers as an excellent appellate lawyer, and she is a key member of Harrang Long’s practice at the intersection of law and public policy. Erica has been a leader in Harrang Long’s initiatives to grow the firm in a way that honors its commitment to diversity. Julian Marrs joined the firm in February 2019, following time as an associate at another Eugene, Oregon, law firm and a clerkship with the Alaska Supreme Court before that. Julian has earned recognition as a business litigator. In that role, he is a diligent and resourceful problem solver, serving small businesses, local governments, and health care providers and entities in a wide variety of matters.
November 2021: Harrang Long Gary Rudnick announced that Adina Matasaru has joined the firm as a shareholder. Adina divides her time between litigating on behalf of her clients and counseling them on creative solutions to complex business matters and the prevention of liability.
December 2020: Harrang Long Gary Rudnick announced that Graham Sweitzer has joined the firm as a shareholder based in their Portland office. Graham is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on the defense of complex civil litigation claims, with an emphasis in the areas of professional malpractice, product liability and personal injury.
October 2020: Harrang Long Gary Rudnick is pleased to announce that Kurt Peterson has joined the firm as a shareholder based in their Portland office. Kurt started his legal career in 1998 after graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law. Also, Graham Sweitzer has joined the firm as a shareholder based in their Portland office. Graham is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on the defense of complex civil litigation claims, with an emphasis in the areas of professional malpractice, product liability and personal injury.
June 2019: Oregon member firm Harrang Long Gary Rudnick shareholder and chairman William Gary will be one of the speakers on Thursday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society’s latest “Famous Cases” lecture series entitled Wild Wild History: The Rise and Fall of Rajneeshpuram. Leading advocates on both sides of the Rajneeshpuram episode will address issues that continue to reverberate today. Three speakers made prominent appearances in the highly acclaimed Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country. Mr. Gary, who was deputy attorney general in the Oregon Department of Justice at the time, was featured in the six-part documentary series, which chronicled the fascinating story of the rise and fall of Rajneeshpuram, who during the 1980s were implicated in the poisoning and harassment of local citizens, attempted assassinations of law enforcement leaders and state politicians, and other serious crimes. For more information about the docuseries, watch the trailer.
February 2019: Randy Geller, Shari Lane, and Aaron Landau have been named shareholders at Oregon member firm Harrang Long Gary Rudnick. Mr. Geller, who formerly served as general counsel at the University of Oregon, advises educational institutions ranging from small religious colleges to major public universities and school districts. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Ms. Lane has over fifteen years’ experience helping business owners, managers and human resources professionals navigate federal, state, and local labor and employment laws. She received her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School. Finally, Aaron Landau, who has been recognized as a Super Lawyers® “rising star” since 2019, represents public and private clients in appellate matters, with a focus on constitutional issues and public law. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, where he also served as managing editor of the Oregon Law Review.
October 2018: Jennie Bricker and Lisa Hardie have joined Oregon member firm Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as of counsel, where they will lead the launch of the firm’s energy and natural resources practice. Ms. Bricker brings 20 years of experience as a natural resources lawyer. A graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, she clerked for the late Judge Otto Skopil of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and went on to practice real estate and natural resources law, developing expertise in waterway navigability, water rights, permitting, and property boundaries. Ms. Hardie has approximately 20 years of experience as an energy lawyer. After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, she worked at large firms in Texas, Washington, and Oregon, where she assisted energy clients with issues including retail deregulation, regulatory compliance, and complex energy litigation and appeals. Two years ago, she was appointed by Governor Kate Brown to chair the Public Utility Commission of Oregon and served in that position until earlier this year. Ms. Hardie will assist clients with litigation, regulatory compliance, and energy policy issues.