Loren D. Podwill

Shareholder & Firm President, Bullivant Houser Bailey P.C.

Loren Podwill heads the firm's Fidelity and Surety practice groups. He also represents clients in commercial and intellectual property litigation. Loren's experience includes trials ranging from one day to 12 weeks and numerous mediations and arbitrations.

Loren has represented sureties in both public and private construction projects and has litigated Dispute Act claims in the United States Court of Federal Claims. He has defended numerous fidelity, directors and officers (D&O), errors and omissions (E&O), and lender liability claims, with an emphasis on financial institutions.

Loren has litigated and tried a wide variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, securities, and anti-trust cases. He has litigated numerous copyright and trade secret cases with an emphasis on copyrighted music and departing employee cases.

Loren has also defended a number of consumer lawsuits, including class action lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). He regularly advises corporate clients, including insurance companies, financial institutions and others, regarding compliance with FCRA and other federal and state consumer statutes, and counsels Oregon lenders regarding compliance with the Oregon Consumer Finance Act, state agency administrative rules, and local ordinances.