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    • 08/03/2018

      Philip Berkowitz JD ’78, a shareholder in Littler’s New York office, has been recognized in the 2018 Who’s Who Legal Labour, Employment & Benefits Guide

    • 05/18/2016

      Was named a cochair of Littler’s financial services industry group. Berkowitz, a shareholder, is based in the firm’s New York City office.

    • 02/10/2016

      Was named vice chair of the Discrimination and Equality Law Committee of the International Bar Association through December 31, 2017. Berkowitz, a shareholder in Littler’s New York office and U.S. cochair of the firm’s international employment law practice group, will support and recommend initiatives to promote awareness of discrimination and equal opportunity issues in this role. He also serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s international employment law committee and previously chaired the New York State Bar Association’s International Law Practice Section.

    • 02/24/2015

      Was appointed 2014-15 vice-chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Berkowitz, a shareholder in the New York City office of Littler, is also the U.S. practice cochair of the firm’s international employment law practice group. 

    • 08/03/2018

      John A. Schifino JD ’94, a partner in the Tampa offices of Burr & Forman LLP, was recently sworn in as president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA). Schifino has served on the HCBA board of directors since 2011. He has been on the executive committee of the HCBA’s 600-member trial and litigation section since 2010, and chaired the section in 2015–2016.

    • 08/01/2018

      Justin B. Munn JD ’98 has joined the Tulsa, Oklahoma, law firm of Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, LLP. Munn represents clients throughout Oklahoma in family law, civil litigation, guardianships, adoptions, estate planning, trust, and probate matters. He has significant experience litigating all aspects of marriage dissolutions, including child custody, visitation, child support, property and debt division, and alimony. He also represents clients in litigation involving paternity proceedings, guardianship matters, and the defense and prosecution of protective and restraining orders. Outside of the courtroom, Munn serves as a certified mediator in a wide variety of family law and domestic matters.

    • 08/03/2018

      Ben Pirie JD ’12 has joined Lane Powell as an associate on the firm’s cannabis team. Pirie counsels cannabis businesses on a wide range of corporate needs. He is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with clients as they reach toward their goals in one of the most dynamic and fraught industries in the world. Pirie brings his experience as in-house counsel for a Fortune 1000 company in Portland to bear on Oregon’s emerging cannabis industry, where he advises clients on business transactions, contracts, entity formation and management, securities compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, state and local administrative law, and employment matters. Results-oriented and responsive, Pirie has helped clients from labs to retailers on their terms and timelines to get and keep every type of recreational-marijuana license from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. In addition to advising clients, Pirie is active in engaging with state and local governments in order to ensure common-sense, business-friendly regulation of the marijuana industry.

    • 08/01/2018

      Randy McClure JD ’01, a principal of RHP Risk Management, an occupational safety and health consulting firm, spoke on February 26, 2018, at the California Wildfire Litigation Conference: Strategic Overview of the North Bay Fires. The conference looked at a variety of legal issues associated with the North Bay and Thomas fires. McClure’s presentation, provided an overview of residential risk assessment strategies and explored the many nuances associated with quantifying risk.

    • 08/03/2018

      John Koch JD ’12 was named the Multnomah Bar Association’s Senior Law Project Volunteer of the Year for providing representation to those who could not otherwise afford legal assistance. Koch practices business law as well as estate planning and administration.

    • 07/30/2018

      Erin Keys MacDonald JD ’02, a partner in the trusts and estates department of Karnopp Petersen LLP, was recently elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC). Keys MacDonald is one of 36 new fellows elected to ACTEC from across the United States, England, and Canada. She regularly counsels clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, tax planning, and charitable giving.

    • 08/03/2018

      Todd Friedman JD ’11 has been named a partner by Stoel Rives. Friedman practices business law, with a focus on advising entrepreneurial, emerging, growing, and established companies. He primarily serves the food and beverage, technology, and creative industries. Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Friedman had a career in corporate management, technology, international supply chain operations, and venture capital.

    • 08/03/2018

      Alice Cuprill-Comas JD ’95 was appointed president of the Port of Portland Commission by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85. Cuprill-Comas is senior vice president and general counsel for Oregon Health & Science University. Before joining OHSU in November 2012, she was a partner at Ater Wynne LLP. Cuprill-Comas has also served as general counsel to Prometheus Energy Company, and as an associate at both Vinson & Elkins LLP and Tonkon Torp LLP.

    • 07/12/2018

      Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09 and her husband, David Rosengard JD ’15, LLM ’16, bought their first home in Saint Helens, Oregon, in October 2017. They promptly adopted two adorable rescue pitbulls, who keep them busy. David works at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and teaches as a adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Diana works as a senior manager at a global open-source technology company, while writing novels in her spare time. Her first novel, Spooked, a “New Adult supernatural noir,” is coming out in September 2018.

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