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Bullivant Attorney Jeanne Loftis Selected as 2018 Recipient of the Fred H. Sievert Award

Monday, October 22, 2018
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Bullivant Houser Bailey PC is pleased to announce Jeanne F. Loftis was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Fred H. Sievert Award. This award is presented by the Defense Research Institute (DRI) to an individual who has made a significant contribution towards achieving the goals and objectives of an organized defense bar. All nominees must be the current or past president of a State and Local Defense Organization (SLDO), who have initiated innovative projects for the betterment of the organization and exercised strong leadership.

Loftis has previously served as the 2011 President of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC), Northwest Regional Director of the DRI Board of Directors, and Oregon State Representative of the DRI State and Local Defense Organizations Associations. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and currently serves on the DRI 2019 Corporate Counsel Roundtable Steering Committee and is the Vice Chair of the DRI External Policy Groups Committee. For more than 15 years, Loftis has served as the Editor-in-Chief of one of the nation's most highly regarded state publications' OADC's The Verdict. She is a frequent speaker on trial tactics and case management. Additionally, Loftis serves on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Litigation Section. She has been selected for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers since 2009 and is recognized by Best Lawyers in America, with recognition in 2018, 2016 and 2014 as the Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants) "Lawyer of the Year" for Portland, Oregon.

Loftis's practice includes representing companies in Pacific Northwest jurisdictions in a wide variety of commercial and casualty cases, with an emphasis on asbestos product liability claims and other mass tort litigation. She has represented defendants in thousands of products cases locally, regionally, and nationally, and is a member of several national trial teams defending asbestos cases in venues throughout the country.

The award was presented at "A Celebration of Leadership" at DRI's Gala Event the evening of Saturday, October 20 in San Francisco, California.

About Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC represents clients nationwide who rely upon our success as trial lawyers, our practical business advice and our expertise in insurance coverage. While we practice out of offices in the western U.S., our reputation is respected nationally, where we have managed client needs across many jurisdictions. Our clients tell us that our legal talents are matched by the service we provide them.

About DRI
DRI is the nation's leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to 30 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI has served the defense bar for more than 50 years and focuses on five main goals: Education, Justice, Balance, Economics and Professionalism.