Roy J. Koegen

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Mr. Koegen, a partner, began practicing in 1974 and he has focused solely on municipal finance and municipal law. Mr. Koegen has primarily served as bond counsel to numerous states, cities, counties, school districts, special purpose districts, underwriters and banks, colleges and universities. In addition, Mr. Koegen has provided general municipal advice to a large array of clients with respect to tax, investment, finance and regulatory issues.

Mr. Koegen has represented a large diversity of clients in the public finance sector, including governmental issues throughout most of the western United States, investment banks, commercial banks, universities, colleges and developers. Representative clients include the states of Washington and Montana, various public utility districts in the state of Washington, numerous school districts and library districts throughout the state of Washington, Spokane County, Montana Public Power Authority, various cities in Washington, Idaho and Montana, Barclays Capital Inc., Bank of America, N.A., and other major national banks.


  • Moderator, “Local Issuers Perspective on the Market,” at the Pacific Northwest Municipal Market Symposium, Assured Guaranty, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Standard & Poor’s and The Bond Buyer (2014).
  • Speaker, “Arbitrage Rebate, Post Issuance Tax Compliance and Recent Developments in Municipal Securities Enforcement,” BLX Group LLC, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Koegen Edwards LLP (2014).
  • Sole speaker regarding federal securities laws, Moss Adams LLP Annual Nonprofit and Government Accounting Conference (2012).
  • Speaker, “A Review of School District Bonds and Hot Topics Update,” Washington Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference (2012).
  • Speaker, National Association of Bond Lawyers Annual Conference (2009 and 2010).
  • Head Panelist, “Electronic Municipal Market Access Systems (EMMA), SEC and MSRB” (2009).
  • Chair, “Conference on Ethics,” National Association of Bond Lawyers (2001-05).
  • Co-chair, “2002 Municipal Law Conference,” Law Seminars International (2002).
  • Chair, “Sub-Sovereign Finance in the New Europe,” Prague, Czech Republic, American Bar Association (2002).
  • Chair, “Sub-Sovereign Debt,” Dublin, Ireland (2001).
  • Speaker, “Financing Professional Sports Facilities,” American Bar Association (2001).


  • Edited, Disclosure Roles of Counsel, In State and Local Government Securities Offerings, Third Edition, American Bar Association, ABA Publishing (2009).
  • Edited, Handbook of Municipal Finance, American Bar Association (2009).
  • Edited, Derivatives Law, American Bar Association (2009).
  • Author, Washington Municipal Financing Deskbook, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing (1993) (currently being updated for publication).