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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2461

John F. Neupert


For over 30 years, John Neupert has been advising clients and representing them in federal and state courts in Oregon, Washington, and elsewhere on matters entailing complex commercial litigation. These matters include corporate governance and related litigation, class actions representing plaintiffs and defendants, tax litigation, lender liability defense, intellectual property litigation, and other complex commercial disputes. He is admitted to the state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington but has also served clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.

In addition to his service to clients, he also serves as the firm's general counsel and recently completed a three-year term on the firm's Executive Committee.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of directors and officers or the company in takeover and shareholder derivative litigation;
  • Representation of minority shareholders in proxy contests;
  • Representation of officers, directors, and credit unions in litigation by credit union members;
  • Representation of investors in state-court litigation challenging directors' decision to sell substantially all assets of Delaware company.
  • Representation of individual taxpayers in constitutional challenges seeking refunds;
  • Representation of industry associations in challenging tax laws;
  • Representation of financial industry taxpayer in multimillion dollar refund litigation.
  • Representation of employers defending wage-and-hour claims;
  • Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in unfair trade practice suits;
  • Representation of company in securities litigation.
  • Representation of Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation in multiple federal-court actions in Oregon and Utah against former officers, directors, accountants, and attorneys involving failed savings and loans;
  • Representation of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in receivership investigations as to claims against former officers, directors, accountant, and attorneys of failed Oregon banks;
  • Representation of top-tier interstate bank in defending lender liability claims, fiduciary claims and breach-of-contract claims;
  • Representation of beneficiaries under letters of credit.
  • Antitrust arbitration involving the "essential facilities" doctrine;
  • Assorted litigation and trial work involving commercial and contract matters, Uniform Commercial Code, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and trade secrets), and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
  • Nuclear power plant downtime litigation.