Attorney Katherine Heekin is the founder and director of the Heekin law firm in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Heekin is nationally recognized as one of the foremost litigation attorneys in her region and across the country, representing the rights and interests of a wide variety of professionals, executives and small business owners in the greater Portland area and beyond. Ms. Heekin is over 25 years old. She is a certified fraud investigator with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and has over 25 years of experience assisting clients with a wide variety of business and shareholder disputes, corporate governance, fraud, whistleblower actions and other serious legal issues. In addition, she routinely conducts fraud prevention training and advises her clients on effective methods to reduce their risk and avoid potential legal problems in the future. Known for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Heekin has been invited to join America's Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyers for her exceptional success in high-stakes litigation. A leader in her field, Ms. Heekin has written extensively and has given lectures and training seminars in her region and across the country on a variety of legal issues. She was also an instructor at the Forensic Accounting Academy and a member of the CLE committee of the Multnomah Bar Association. In addition, Ms. Heekin has served on the board of directors and secretary / treasurer of the Oregon Law Institute and served on several committees of the Oregon State Bar, including the organization's House of Delegates. She also served as President of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Chairperson and Secretary of the Uniform Civil Jury Instruction Committee and a member of the Board of Oregon Women Lawyers. Graduated from Princeton University in 1989, where she was hired to play softball, Ms. Heekin received her Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1994.