7/21/2013: Edward Russo has the story in the Register Guard:
The city had relied on Harrang Long since 1971 for virtually all of its legal advice, a sizeable task that produced big billings for the firm.
Since 2000, the city has spent a total of $21.4 million — or an annual average of $2.1 million — on legal fees, most of which went to Harrang Long. …
For all other legal work that Klein and Jerome did for the city that year, the city paid Harrang Long $180 an hour, which produced a combined bill of $430,701.
OK, that story is from 2009, when Eugene city manager Jon Ruiz ended the contract. And $180 an hour ain’t much these days. Sharon Rudnick of Harrang, Long etc. now bills UO for $300 per. And she charges Mark Long – the son of the Stan Long in her firm’s name, $400. No family discount? That’s stone cold. Wow.
You, sir, are foolish.
You say that like it’s a bad thing.
Jim Bean is foolish. UOM, not so much.
This post is stupid. The story is four years old. It is not about the UO. And it does not say anything bad about Harrang Long, which defeats the only purpose Harbaugh could have to post it; i.e., to antagonize HLGR.
Go away Dave.
Very old news and who cares?
Agreed, who cares.
WHY do you want to antagonize one of the best firms in the state? Especially one who will probably sue you? Dig that hole deeper Bill!
Go away Dave
On second thought, stick around.
Please tell us more about why the threat of a lawsuit from HLGR should make me stop posting reports that criticize them and their relationship with UO and Geller.
“…best firms in the State?” No “best firm” would flush its reputation by hiring DF.
Come on, Dave’s a fine lawyer. Harrang should have hired him back in 1995.
“”…best firms in the State?” No “best firm” would flush its reputation by hiring DF.”
DF argued and won six out of seven cases in front of the United States Supreme Court. Sorry about your lack of life accomplishments and consequent bitterness, Har.
“best in the state” … and all the portland firms snicker.
HLGR has offices in Portland, Salem and Eugene.
re “Best firms”: I must have confused “ethical” with “slick.”
HLGR specializes in influence, not the law per se. They hire former politicians and DOJ insiders, and do work like advising the governor on PERS, Nike tax deals, and so on. Political connections are very important for their business.
^^ “HLGR has offices in Portland, Salem and Eugene.”
It’s that last city that gives it away.
Baiting the “deep thinkers” again who are forever bent on defending HLGR with cries of “foolish”, “this is stupid”, “old news”, “who cares”, “they’ll sue you” etc? Easy pickings!
This isn’t Dave. I assume then that you will act as your own lawyer and really show these guys what easy pickings they are. Good luck with that.
No, you’re right. I’m scared. I’ll start posting obsequious suck-up stories about the administration’s skilled team, like their paid PR flacks do on the fact-check site and Around the O.
Jim, Dave, Randy… whatever.
Why not just shut up entirely?
There’s another Gold Medal for UOM.
These threads are useful for keeping track of the number of interns at HLGR who are tasked with commenting on UOMatters posts.
What is amazing to me about posts like the above is how they evince a total lack of discernment. For instance, Truth: before posting, did you actually read what Harbaugh posted and try to figure out whether it made sense? What about on the other thread dealing with the Rudnick/Gary billing rates? Do you think these posts make sense?