Eric Iverson has served as the General Counsel of Prosper Portland since March 2009. He is the chief legal officer for the agency and acts as legal adviser to the Board, Executive Director and Leadership Team on matters affecting Prosper Portland’s programs, activities and internal governance. He also oversees a team of attorneys and paralegals responsible for all aspects of Prosper Portland’s legal affairs.
Mr. Iverson has more than 25 years’ experience practicing law in both the public and private sectors, specializing in real estate and business law. Prior to joining Prosper Portland, Mr. Iverson served as senior assistant attorney general and chair of the real estate practice group at the Oregon Department of Justice. Mr. Iverson also previously served as in-house counsel for Rainier Bank and for the Jack Benaroya Company in Seattle.
Mr. Iverson received his Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College and his Juris Doctor from the University of California at Davis School of Law.
What do you do at Prosper Portland?
I manage a fantastic group of lawyers and paralegals, who handle the legal matters of the organization.
What do you like most about your job?
Working in teams with so many bright, committed colleagues, all dedicated to making Portland a great city, both physically and socially.
What does equity mean to you?
Our Declaration of Independence had, at its core, the vision of equality for all. But, like the seminal tenets of great religions, there has always been the uncomfortable gap between vision and reality. However, notwithstanding human shortcomings, I remain inspired and challenged every day to do whatever I can, in my personal and professional life, to promote equity and justice.