Attorney John Rake delivers creative and cost-effective solutions by providing clear advice backed by careful research. In resolving conflicts, he is committed to understanding his clients’ background and objectives so that he can craft the narrative told to other parties, judges, and juries, and improve the outcomes available to his clients. John excels at distilling the essence of complicated facts, laws, transactions, and technology relevant to conflicts, and proactively working toward favorable resolutions. John also assists clients outside of the courtroom, by providing intellectual property and business counseling and advice.
Business & commercial litigation, securities litigation, public records and administrative law, intellectual property, appeals”
Admitted to Practice:
Oregon; Washington; U.S. District Court, Oregon; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010; University of Kansas, B.A., Honors Program graduate with Highest Distinction, 2004; Phi Beta Kappa
Oregon Super Lawyer Rising Star (2016)
Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee (2014-present); Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court (2009-present); American Bar Association Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections (2012-present); Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Committee (2010-2012).
CLEs: Crimson Trace and Other Trending Ethics Topics for IP Practitioners (OSB IP Section 2014); Big Data and the Law (OSB IP Section 2014)
Ask a Professional Q&A: When to Publicly Announce a New Business Idea or Product, Portland Business Journal (2013); Ask a Professional Q&A: Crowdfunding, Portland Business Journal (2012); Ask a Professional Q&A: Cloud Computing – Choosing a Vendor, Portland Business Journal (2012); District of Oregon Tackles Personal Jurisdiction (Again) in L&A Designs, LLC v. Xtreme ATVs, Inc., Federal Bar Association Oregon Chapter Newsletter (2012); The Friends of Yosemite Valley Saga: The Challenge of Addressing the Merced River’s User Capacities, 39 Envtl L 833 (2009).
Associate, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC (2010-2014); Law Clerk, Legal Aid Services of Oregon (2009-2010); Law Clerk, Multnomah County Attorney (2008).
Volunteer, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon Pro Bono Program (2014-present); Volunteer, Legal Aid Services of Oregon – Domestic Violence Project (2010-2014); Mentor, Multnomah Bar Association Imprint Program (2011-2013)