Comstock's magazine 0319 - March 2019 - Page 19

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP Stoel Rives LLP PROVIDING LOCAL BUSINESS LAW AND LITIGATION SERVICES BACKED BY NATIONAL RESOURCES B usinesses in California today face practice, I help companies comply with a wide range of legal challenges. requirements, fight listings of new listed Intimately familiar with those substances and defend against claims of challenges — litigation, regulatory compliance issues, employment disputes — is business law firm Stoel Rives. With more than 350 attorneys and 10 office locations throughout the United States, Stoel Rives provides corporate, real estate, environmental compliance and litigation services to a wide range of clients. Melissa Jones, a partner for Stoel Rives, is based here in Sacramento. She says that the firm’s ability to serve clients from farm to fork is what sets the law firm apart from competitors. “We have one of the largest food and agribusiness law practices in the United States with comprehensive transactional, regulatory, financing and corporate experience across every tier of the food and agribusiness industry,” Jones says. non-compliance.” Just as she’s passionate about the law, Jones also believes in giving back. She is particularly proud of a relatively new program — the Sacramento Region Innovation Awards — of which she played an integral role in bringing to the Capital Region. The awards program promotes and highlights innovative business leaders. As a female leader who has served as the California Office Managing Partner for Stoel Rives since 2014, Jones speaks highly of the firm’s commitment to “ As a firm, we are committed to working closely together in order to provide exceptional and effective legal counsel for our clients. ” — MELISSA JONES Partner mentor young, diverse attorneys. “We participate in a law certification program that measures whether law firms have considered women, LGBTQ+ and minority lawyers for senior level lateral hiring, Equally important is Proposition 65, which equity partner promotions, and significant impacts companies across all industries. leadership roles, because we believe “While well-intentioned, Proposition 65 diversity of thought and experience is is often costly and burdensome,” Jones critical to business success in today’s says. “In leading the firm’s Proposition 65 world,” Jones says. 500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1600 Sacramento, CA 95814 916.447.0700 21 March 2019 | CLIENT PROFILE