Nathalie M. Bougenies


Attorney With a Global Perspective

As a native of Belgium, Nathalie’s international background offers a valuable perspective to clients whose lives and businesses are increasingly shaped and affected by globalization.
Nathalie practices in several areas including business law, intellectual property, real estate, and litigation, enabling her to assist companies with a full-range of legal and business challenges. 
Prior to joining Farleigh Wada Witt, Nathalie was a fellow with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center in Washington, D.C., where she researched the value of patents for startups.  She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law, and was Executive Editor of the Oregon Law Review.  During law school, Nathalie worked as a research assistant for Professor Eric Priest, an expert on copyright law in the U.S. and China.  She also served as a property tutor and helped first-year law students solidify their understanding of the topic.

Little Known Facts: Spoke French only for the first seventeen years of her life | Lived and studied on four continents | Gets around Portland on foot or by using public transportation only | Loves books, movies, and Barre3

Representative Matters

Corporate and Intellectual Property
  • Entity formation
  • Trade and service marks
  • Copyrights
  • Tort defense
  • Business disputes
Estate Planning & Administration
  • Trust administration
  • Probate
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
Real Estate
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Residential and commercial leases


University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 2016)
Oregon Law Review, Executive Editor 2015-16
Research Assistant, Intellectual Property Law, 2015-16
Property Law Tutor, Spring 2015
Saint Martin’s University (B.A. Political Science & International Affairs, 2007)


Oregon State Bar


Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Women Lawyers
Oregon State Bar Business Law Section
Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section
American Bar Association

News & Events

Employment Alert - Oregon and Washington Legislative Update


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FWW Litigation Practice Group - Tips for Businesses


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FWW Welcomes Nathalie Bougenies to the Firm


Farleigh Wada Witt is pleased to announce Nathalie Bougenies has joined the firm. Nathalie will have a broad practice, assisting both the transaction and litigation teams. READ MORE

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