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WCL Breakfast: Pushing the Reset Button

Pushing the reset button for one’s career sometimes connotes starting over, making drastic changes, or switching professions. Hitting “reset” however, doesn’t always need to result in an extra outcome. For Elaine Albrich, an attorney with Stoel Rives, it meant taking some time to think about her priorities, values, and skill set . . . and then “readjusting” her direction to take her forward. Instead of riding the current of happenstance or short-term opportunities, she strategically and affirmatively chose the direction for her next career step. For Elaine, this meant taking stock of “what matters most”, both professionally and personally.

Join us to learn Elaine’s process for resetting her priorities and moving her career forward, and see how we might apply these lessons to our own individual career paths.

BIO: Elaine Albrich is an attorney with Stoel Rives, providing land use and permitting solutions for urban and rural development projects including energy facilities, commercial activities on agricultural lands, temporary uses on forest lands, agricultural producers, and alcoholic beverage manufacturers.  She represents clients in hearings and proceedings before city and county governing bodies, hearings officers, the Land Use Board of Appeals, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, and the Oregon Court of Appeals. Following permit approval, Elaine continues to work with clients on permit compliance issues, reporting obligations, and enforcement actions. Elaine also assists companies with economic development opportunities in new markets.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Elaine clerked for Judge Rasmussen at Lane County Circuit Court and the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resource Division. Prior to law school, she worked at the Port of Portland as a project assistant and cost recovery coordinator on environmental clean-up projects.

Elaine is a native Oregonian and an avid Duck fan.  Elaine has been recognized as a rising star in Oregon Super Lawyers for the past two years.  She is the past board chair for Proud Ground, a nonprofit community land trust providing affordable options for first time homeownership and she is a current board member of Sustainable Northwest and Ashland Independent Film Festival.