Acting Executive Director
Steve has extensive business management and leadership experience in Fortune 500, mid-market and small business environments, as well as assignments in the public sector, and non-profit organizations.
Steve worked twelve years with The Mead Corporation where he served as marketing director, manufacturing manager and VP of sales for a consumer products division. As an entrepreneur, Steve operated a microbrewery in the Northwest as co-owner and chief operating officer. Steve has experience representing both sellers and purchasers of small and mid-size companies.
Among other activities, Steve has served on the board of directors of DePaul Treatment Centers, and has worked closely on strategy development with Mercy Corps and SOLV, as well as serving as a consultant to the mayor and the Portland Development Commission on economic development initiatives in the 1990s. Steve’s non-profit sector experience includes spearheading an international development project for Mercy Corps in Guatemala and serving as Chief Operating Officer of De Paul Treatment Centers.
In 2006, Steve co-founded the Small Business Legal Clinic and served as chair of its board of advisers. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar. Steve teaches Business Principles for Lawyers at Lewis & Clark Law School each fall and has taught Business Strategy at Portland State University where he was previously responsible for the Senior Capstone Program for the School of Business Administration.
Clinical Director & Assistant Clinical Law Professor
Before joining the Lewis & Clark faculty, Scott was Senior Corporate Counsel with Automatic Data Processing, Inc (ADP) from 2001-2007, where he structured and negotiated long term business process outsourcing contracts with ADP’s largest clients. He also provided compliance advice on data privacy and security laws (including HIPAA, FCRA and the E.U. Data Privacy Directive), and other federal laws affecting the delivery of payroll and other employment-related outsourcing services. Prior to joining ADP, Scott was in private practice, first with Alston & Bird (Atlanta, Georgia), where he focused on mergers & acquisitions, securities offerings and franchising, and then with Bodker, Ramsey & Andrews (Atlanta, Georgia), where he represented clients in a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, including venture capital transactions, technology licensing and commercial real estate. While in law school, he was an Articles Editor of the Florida Law Review and a Teaching Fellow with the Law School’s Research and Writing program. Scott’s teaching interests include helping law students understand how to apply their newly acquired legal knowledge to identify and solve client problems in a variety of practical contexts, including business formation and operation, regulatory compliance, and representation of client interests in negotiated business transactions.
Clinical Law Professor
Before joining Lewis & Clark Law School, Susan practiced with Cable Huston in Portland, Oregon, for over fourteen years, representing businesses in transactional and litigation matters. Susan counseled clients on entity selection and formation, entity dissolution and employment practices. She also represented clients in the negotiation of contracts and resolution of employment, construction and real estate disputes. Fluent in Spanish, Susan specialized in representing the Latino business community.
Prior to joining Cable Huston, Susan worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Marion County, Oregon, and served on the Oregon District Attorney Association Legislative Committee.
Susan is a founding member, past President and current Treasurer of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association, and a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and Oregon Women Lawyers. She is committed to mentoring and supporting law students entering the legal profession.
Susan is a frequent speaker to business organizations in English and Spanish.
Rebecca Martinez Griffin
After graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Women & Gender Studies and Business Administration, Rebecca lived in Oaxaca, Mexico for three years and taught English at an elementary school.
Rebecca was hired as the Operations Manager in 2007 and became the Assistant Director in 2012.
Bilingual in English and Spanish, she completes all client intakes, implements the monthly Pro Bono Project, facilitates community outreach, and coordinates all office operations.
Outside the office, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, playing USTA tennis, volunteering for a local food bank, and cheering for the Portland Winterhawks and Oregon Ducks.
Becka Martinez Griffin