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Portland’s Stoel Rives represents Shell Oil against Greenpeace protests in the Arctic

Monday, March 12, 2012

By Richard Read, The Oregonian

First, it was Miller Nash suing environmentalists on behalf of Japanese whale hunters. Now, another big-league Portland law firm is working to foil similar high-seas protests, representing Shell Oil Co. against Greenpeace.

Shell executives, fed up with disruption of Arctic Ocean drilling plans, chose powerhouse Stoel Rives to seek a restraining order blocking “reckless actions” by Greenpeace.

The cases are unrelated, other than some legal commonalities and that they fall under the jurisdiction of the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The role of two Portland firms in similar cases is coincidental, other than what it may say about the national caliber of their attorneys. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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