Steven M. Hedberg

Perkins Coie LLP
Portland, Oregon

Steve Hedberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Perkins Coie LLP. As the firm's most senior business professional, Steve is responsible for all aspects of the firm's operations and strategic growth. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and COO at Aequitas Capital Management. Prior to joining Aequitas, Steve was a partner at Perkins Coie with an active insolvency practice for more than two decades and sat on the firmwide Management and Executive Committees. Steve also served as the firm’s National Co-Chair of its Insolvency Practice.

An elected Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Steve’s practice achievements include creditor representation in some of the nation's largest bankruptcy cases, such as Enron, Pacific Gas & Electric, Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and American Airlines as well as counsel to debtors, Creditors Committee and other constituencies in bankruptcy cases, receiverships, compositions of creditors and assignments for the benefit of creditors. He is listed on The Best Lawyers in America and Oregon Law and Politics, which named him a "Top 50 Super Lawyer" in Oregon and was certified in Business Bankruptcy Law and Creditors’ rights law by the American Board of Certification for over 20 years.

Steve obtained his business degree from Portland State University and earned his J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. He has served in leadership roles in several community organizations, including as a board member of the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross. Additionally, Steve maintains a long-standing affiliation with the Portland Center Stage, a regional theater company in which he served as Treasurer, Secretary and Chair of its board of directors.