Heather J. Oden

Executive Director

101 SW Main Street, Suite 1100    
Portland, Oregon  97204  

t 503.944.6024  
f 503.295.1058

hoden@balljanik.com

 

“Our employees are the foundation of our success. They are critical to delivering high-quality legal services, and ensuring that our clients’ needs are being met.”

Heather J. Oden serves as the Executive Director of Ball Janik LLP. Ms. Oden oversees the operations for the firm, working closely to manage the day to day management of Ball Janik’s three offices. Ms. Oden is responsible for ensuring that the operations run smoothly for the firm’s attorneys and staff. Ms. Oden’s leadership skills include employee engagement and accountability, finance, management, training, benefits administration, and streamlining operations to maximize efficiencies. She oversees the firm’s information technology, marketing, business development, accounting and finance, human resources, and facilities functions.

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“Our employees are the foundation of our success. They are critical to delivering high-quality legal services, and ensuring that our clients’ needs are being met.”

Heather J. Oden serves as the Executive Director of Ball Janik LLP. Ms. Oden oversees the operations for the firm, working closely to manage the day to day management of Ball Janik’s three offices. Ms. Oden is responsible for ensuring that the operations run smoothly for the firm’s attorneys and staff. Ms. Oden’s leadership skills include employee engagement and accountability, finance, management, training, benefits administration, and streamlining operations to maximize efficiencies. She oversees the firm’s information technology, marketing, business development, accounting and finance, human resources, and facilities functions.

Ms. Oden brings over fifteen years’ experience in law firm management, human resources and administration, having worked at several other prominent firms in the Portland market. Most recently, Ms. Oden was the Executive Director for the law firm Roberts Kaplan LLP, which eventually merged with Lane Powell PC. Ms. Oden is skilled at managing the daily operations of a law firm, while ensuring the strategic vision is met and pursued.

Ms. Oden earned a B.S. in Finance, from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1992. She also volunteered in the U.S. Peace Corps, serving in the Kingdom of Thailand. Ms. Oden is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, and of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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