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    • 08/05/2019

      Jeremiah Rigsby JD ’14 was selected as chief of staff for CareOregon. Previously, Rigsby was CareOregon’s director of public policy and regulatory affairs, working extensively with health care policymakers in Salem and Washington, D.C. He has also served as the senior legislative assistant for U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader (2009–2011) and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (2006–2009).

    • Whale’s Tails

      Dale S. MacHaffie JD ’80 has written Whale’s Tails, a novel that features parallel stories told through the activities of four young friends who live in two different centuries. College students Reggie and his best friend Tom have signed on as research assistants with an Oregon State University project based out of Newport, Oregon, that involves tagging humpback whales. Reggie’s ancestor George Page and George’s friend Thomas Payne live a scary and hard existence on a whaling ship in the 1850s. Reggie, who has inherited the journal in which George recorded his adventures, finds himself transported in his dreams back to the 1850s, where he shares George and Thomas’ experiences. Whale’s Tails, which is based on the real life of George Page, is filled with current events, whale facts, scientific observations, environmental crises—and action-packed adventure.

      Posted 07/25/2019
    • 11/26/2018

      Delfina Homen JD ’10 is a partner at Brooks Quinn, an intellectual property boutique firm based out of Kirkland, Washington. Homen has practiced intellectual property law since 2010, working on numerous lawsuits involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, and contract disputes. She has also worked on numerous trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and patent inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Homen can be reached at delfina@brooksquinn.com.

    • 07/30/2019

      Jess Pezley JD ’14 and Jeff Speir JD ’15 were married on May 18, 2019, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Members of the wedding party included Rhylee Smith JD ’14, Mai Aoki JD ’14, and Jacob Booher JD ’15. Attendees included Chelsea Stone JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14, Jake Brooks JD ’14, Spencer Wilson JD ’15, Hannah Shangraw JD ’15, Kelsey Herman JD ’15, Jared Adler JD ’15, Ryan Shannon JD ’15, and Paul Kim JD ’16.

      Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14 wedding party

       

      Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14

    • 07/30/2019

      Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14 were married on May 18, 2019, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Members of the wedding party included Rhylee Smith JD ’14, Mai Aoki JD ’14, and Jacob Booher JD ’15. Attendees included Chelsea Stone JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14, Jake Brooks JD ’14, Spencer Wilson JD ’15, Hannah Shangraw JD ’15, Kelsey Herman JD ’15, Jared Adler JD ’15, Ryan Shannon JD ’15, and Paul Kim JD ’16.

      Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14 wedding party

       

      Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14

    • 06/05/2019

      Dean N. Alterman JD ’89 reports that following the amicable split of the partners of Folawn Alterman & Richardson into a transactional firm and a litigation firm, he has formed Alterman Law Group PC (www.alterman.law) in downtown Portland. Alterman continues his practice in real estate, land use, and private business law.

    • 06/15/2015

      Had his book How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice published by the Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Section of the American Bar Association in April. Alterman, a partner with the Portland firm Folawn Alterman & Richardson, has been practicing in real estate law for more than 25 years.

    • 10/18/2018

      Henry Lorenzen JD ’76 joined Energy Trust of Oregon’s board of directors in October 2018. A partner at Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen and Hojem law firm, Lorenzen also runs his family’s 4,000-acre wheat farm. From 2002 to 2018, he served as member on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, which develops a regional power plan and fish and wildlife program. Lorenzen has also served on the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, and on the boards of Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society.

    • 04/08/2016

      Was elected to chair the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s four-state energy and fish and wildlife planning agency. Lorenzen, of Pendleton, Oregon, is an attorney, licensed professional electrical engineer, and third-generation dry land wheat farmer. He was first appointed to the council in August 2012. In April 2015, he was reappointed and unanimously confirmed by the Oregon Legislature. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem, where he continues to serve as of counsel. Lorenzen has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, a member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a member and chair of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, and a member and president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.

    • 11/12/2018

      Christopher M. Frost JD ’97 was selected as chief compliance officer of the Bonneville Power Administration. Frost has been with BPA for 11 years and is currently pursuing a PhD in public affairs and policy at the Hatfield School of Government.

    • 11/14/2018

      Linden Evans JD ’92, currently president and chief operating office of Black Hills Corp, has been appointed to succeed David Emery as chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2019. Evans was also appointed to the board of directors, effective November 1, 2018.

    • 01/07/2016

      Was named president and chief operating officer of Black Hills Corporation. Evans served as president and chief operating officer of utilities for the company since 2003. In that position, he led the company’s electric and natural gas utilities, power generation, and coal mining businesses. Evans’ new role encompasses all of the company’s business segments, including the early 2016 addition of the oil and gas exploration and production subsidiary and the utility properties of SourceGas.

    • 07/24/2019

      Caroline F. Brinster JD ’18 has joined Portland-based firm Gevurtz Menashe as a family law associate. Brinster will handle divorce, custody/parenting time, child support, contempt, and modification for clients with legal matters in Oregon.

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