J Rain has a JD and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University Law School and a BS in Communication, Computer Science from Oregon State University. He practices law from his solo practice in Oregon, Hawaii and Washington D.C.
J worked for IBM in the legal department in Mergers and Acquisitions, having been involved in the integration of the billion dollar acquisition of FileNet, and other acquisitions including Micromuse, Watchfire and preliminarily with Telelogic. His role with these companies ranged from helping to support the business case, through due diligence, and finally with the integration of partners, suppliers, and customers with an emphasis on migration of contracts.
Also at IBM J worked in the role of Business Development, having written a plan for the Systems and Technology Group for the improvement of the use of IBM’s Intellectual Property. Additionally he wrote a plan for the commercialization of new technology developed for the US Government.
J is an entrepreneur having partnered and bootstrapped a marketing analytics consulting company with proprietary products to multi-million dollar annual revenues and numerous employees before being acquired in 2001.
J is self-motivated, committed to his clients and always professional. He works well with his community and is well respected by his peers and coworkers. He brings unique global perspective having lived and traveled abroad. He has lived and traveled around the world, from aboriginal reservations in the Canadian Northwest Territories to building a family restaurant in Zihuatanejo, Mexico to backpacking extensively across Europe. He offers the perspective and advice of a successful business entrepreneur and a corporate mergers and acquisitions attorney with a passion for the law and for education.
Since J was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in April 2006 he has held leadership positions through the Client Security Fund and the Local Professional Responsibility Committee and is currently a Region 4 delegate in the House of Delegates. J is also a strong advocate for education for Oregonians and ran in a competitive election for the Beaverton School Board in May 2009.