Greg Peden

Partner and Shareholder, Oregon

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Greg Peden is someone people turn to when they need smart, discreet and effective representation before state and local governments in Oregon. A shareholder based in the firm’s Portland office but a regular presence inside the State Capitol, Greg specializes in helping business and other interests successfully navigate state politics and the Oregon legislature. Greg offers clients expertise in how the legislature operates along with policy knowledge in the area of natural resources, general business, energy, public safety and transportation policy.

Prior to joining Gallatin, Greg served as vice president of government affairs and economic development for the Portland Business Alliance and was Director of Law and Policy for Qwest (now Century Link). He began his career, after graduating from law school, working for Governor John Kitzhaber in his first term as governor. Greg served as an advisor on corrections and public safety issues and also worked on the governor’s successful 1998 re-election campaign.

Greg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and a Juris Doctorate from Willamette University. He is a shareholder in the firm, and he and his wife live in Sherwood, Oregon, with their three children.

“Working with governments to reach consensus, advance a project, or solve problems can be a difficult and frustrating process. From working to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Portland, to helping the Northwest College of Art double its physical footprint for future growth, my success on behalf of clients is based on strong relationships and careful listening. These two principals are the foundation of my work in government affairs.”


State and local government
State and local lobbying
Contract and agreements negotiation
Strategic communications
Litigation support


20 years in Oregon politics and government
VP of Govt. Relations & Economic Development, Portland Business Alliance
Lawyer & Lobbyist, Qwest Communications
Campaign Press Secretary, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University

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