President, Lane Powell PC


Barbara Duffy became President of Lane Powell in 2019, championing the firm's focus on innovation and developing diverse talent. She previously led the firm's Litigation Department for more than a decade, helping Lane Powell become a top-tier provider of legal counsel for companies in the health care and senior living industries. Barbara also serves as Chair of the American Health Care Association's Legal Committee. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Barbara created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Barbara's pledge here

Lane Powell’s diversity efforts include a diversity scholarship and participation in the Northwest Minority Job Fair. The firm also cites LCLD as a critical piece of its diversity efforts, participating in the Fellows, Pathfinder, Scholars, and Mentoring programs.

In 2022, Lane Powell was named an LCLD Top Performer for the fourth consecutive year. The firm also received the award in 2015 and 2016.

Joined LCLD 2011

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2013)
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Katie Gallagher; 2021: Priya Vivian; 2020: Lisa Poplawski; 2019: Dustin O'Quinn; 2018: Rishi Puri; 2017: David Howenstine; 2016: Julie Engbloom; 2015: William W. Lin; 2014: Jill R. Long; 2013: Stephanie Stephens

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2021: Chris Motta-Wurst; 2020: Geoffrey Palachuk; 2019: Sativa Rasmussen; 2017: Kristin Beneski, Ruth Johnson; 2016: Carson Cooper, Cozette Tran-Caffee

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2020: Alexis Prado, Christine McFadden; 2018: Kayvon Behroozian; 2017: Michelle Saperstein; 2016: Madhura Panjini, Stephan Yhann; 2015: Bianca LaCaille, Apneet Sidhu, Beth St. Clair; 2014: Bernardo R. Cruz; 2013: Johnathan Chong; 2012: Andrea Canfield, Nancy Pham

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2022, 2021, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)


Member: Barbara Duffy 

Diversity Professional: Melissa Berry

Communications: Geneva Granatstein