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Stoel Rives Overview

Portland, OR
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology ... Read more

Stoel Rives – Why Work With Us?


Why Stoel Rives? The easy answer is our reputation for excellence and our long list of accomplishments. But there’s definitely more to it. We understand that deciding where you want to practice law and to develop professionally is highly personal. Rankings, awards and Fortune 500 clients address the what and the who of legal practice but not necessarily the why. Whether you have a passion for science, enjoy the challenge of oral argument, or seek the high stakes of complex merger negotiations, your next career choice should align with your personal values and career objectives.



Diverse viewpoints and creative thinking are essential to develop innovative, workable solutions in every aspect of life. For a multifaceted law firm such as Stoel Rives, diversity within our firm is critical to the quality of our legal work, our client service, and the professional development of our attorneys and staff.

To us, diversity means differing life experiences, cultures and backgrounds, as well as gender, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, age or any other status protected by applicable nondiscrimination laws.

At Stoel Rives, we believe that a more diverse law firm is a better law firm; as such, we believe that increasing the diversity of our attorneys and professional staff helps us to be better legal counselors and problem solvers.


At Stoel Rives, our attorneys partner with clients to navigate the ever-changing and complex world of employee benefits. From strategy to implementation, administration to communication, audit to error correction, our experts understand how business needs and benefits requirements intersect. 

Our clients include companies in diverse industries, from entertainment and transportation to oil and gas and manufacturing. We also serve municipalities, state entities, universities and Alaska Native Corporations. Many have employees and headquarters throughout the U.S. 

Our team’s extensive and varied experience ensures that we can effectively and efficiently address our clients’ significant complex matters as well as the routine. Our deep knowledge of the law and our contacts in the industry mean that our clients have the most current and relevant information available when addressing benefits issues important to their businesses. 

Our Services

  • Health and wellness plan administration and compliance
  • Affordable Care Act and HIPAA compliance
  • Qualified pension and 401(k) plan administration and compliance
  • Non-qualified plans including 457 and 403(b) deferred compensation plans
  • Audit support (IRS and DOL)
  • Compliance self-audits
  • Post-merger benefit integration
  • Negotiations with plan service providers
  • Executive compensation and IRC 409A compliance
  • Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association (VEBA) welfare benefit (WBT) trusts
  • Health savings accounts, cafeteria plans and fringe benefits
  • ESOPs
  • Multi-employer plans
  • Employee communications
  • ERISA compliance and litigation 


Stoel Rives Reviews

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Sacramento, CA
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    I worked at Stoel Rives full-time (More than 5 years)


    Good people work here and for long periods of time


    none They treated me well while I was there

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Stoel Rives Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Stoel Rives (Seattle, WA) in August 2019.


    First there was a screening interview through the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process. There was one interviewer for the screener. The call back interview consisted of a 3 hour interview at the office with multiple partners.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an academic failure you've had and how to overcome it.   Answer Question
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Stoel Rives Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) - Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign, 2020

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