Sophie is an associate in the firm’s litigation group where she focuses on complex litigation matters.  She is a Special Assistant Attorney General in the State of Oregon’s case against Monsanto for PCB contamination in Oregon.  Sophie also works on the City of Seattle’s case against Monsanto for PCB contamination in water bodies in and around Seattle. 

Prior to joining Stoll Berne, Sophie was a judicial extern to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman (U.S. District Court, District of Oregon) where she researched and drafted opinions in civil cases.  She was also a summer associate with Stoll Berne.

Sophie graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School, summa cum laude, where she was a Member and Article Editor of Lewis & Clark Review.  She authored a Note analyzing avenues for holding companies accountable for greenwashing and “faux” corporate social responsibility, Holding Oregon Benefit Companies Accountable for Greenwashing and Faux CSR, 24 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1097 (2020).  Sophie earned her B.A. in politics from Occidental College where she had two internships at civil litigation firms in Los Angeles and worked as a research assistant to a politics professor.

Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, JD, summa cum laude, 2020
Lewis & Clark Law Review, Articles Editor, 2019-2020; Member, 2018-2019
Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
Best Oral Advocate, 2018 First Year Moot Court Competition
Outstanding Student Mentee Award, 2018

Occidental College, B.A., Politics, cum laude, 2016
Delta Omicron Tau, Executive Board Member, 2015-2016
Larry Caldwell Outstanding Senior Award, Occidental College Politics Department

Oregon State Bar, 2020

U.S. District Court, Oregon, 2020

Stoll Berne
Associate, 2020-present
Summer Associate, 2019

The Honorable Stacie F. Beckerman (U.S. District Court, District of Oregon)
Judicial Extern, 2020

Small Business Legal Clinic
Legal Intern, 2019

Northwest Workers’ Justice Project
Law Clerk, 2018

Harsch Investment Properties
Intern, 2016

Public Counsel, Consumer Law Project
Legal Intern, 2016

Occidental College
Research Assistant, 2014-2015

Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, LLC
Legal Intern, 2015

Holland & Knight LLP
Office Services Specialist, 2014

ACLU of Oregon
Intake Volunteer, 2016

Federal Bar Association
Member

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Member

Oregon Women Lawyers
Member

Multnomah Bar Association
Member
Young Lawyers Section CLE Committee, 2021-present

Forward Stride
Volunteer, 2016-present

Occidental College
Portland Alumni Representative, 2017-present

Applying to & Navigating Law School and How to Use Law for Social Justice. An Oxy Alumni Panel,” with co-presenters Kristin Brown and Kaitlin Kelly, Virtual (September 2021)

“Women’s Gains and Men’s Losses: Zero-Sum Approaches to Gender Policy in the Anglophone Caribbean,” with co-presenter Jennifer Piscopo, Fourth Annual European Conference on Politics & Gender, Uppsala, Sweden (June 2016)

“Holding Oregon Benefit Companies Accountable for Greenwashing and Faux CSR,” 24 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1097 (2020)

“Women in Politics in Latin America,” Women, Policy, and Political Leadership: Regional Perspectives in Today’s World, 35-54 Wilhelm Hofmeister, Mega Sarmah & Dispreet Kaur (eds., 2015)

Born and raised in Portland, you can find Sophie outside the office riding horses and training for Hunter/Jumper competitions in the Northwest. She also practices yoga, enjoys crossword puzzles, and attempts to train her cat, Smokey.

Practice Areas

Class Actions

As Oregon's leading plaintiffs'-side class actions firm, we help our clients to level the playing field and find justice. We have earned our reputation and work hard for our clients.

Intellectual Property Litigation

We represent parties in patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, false advertising, unfair competition, defamation, medical research practice, and related intellectual property matters.

Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne is Oregon's premier securities litigation firm. We have represented as many or more investors in securities and financial advisor fraud cases than any other firm in Oregon and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.

News

Seventeen Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2022

Stoll Berne is excited to announce that seventeen of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2022.

Stoll Berne Welcomes Sophie von Bergen

Sophie von Bergen has joined the law office of Stoll Berne as an associate attorney. Her practice will focus on complex litigation matters.

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