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    • 08/10/2020

      Larry Juday JD ’87 was recognized as a Petco Foundation National Foster Hero. Juday is one of only 22 selected from over 400 nominations by humane societies throughout the country, and is the only selection from the Pacific Northwest. In 2010 he and his spouse Susan began assisting the Humane Society for Southwest Washington Veterinary Clinic by fostering cats and kittens that needed special out-of-shelter care including special feeding, fluids, and isolation. Their successes evolved into a kitten-fostering program involving over 70 community volunteer families. The couple have fostered over 230 cats and kittens, including several needing end-of-life hospice care. Now retired from the practice of law, Juday was a member and chair of the Washington State Bar Association Character and Fitness Committee and served 20 years with the Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program.

    • 09/01/2014

      Larry Juday JD ’87 was recognized as the 2013 Foster Volunteer of the Year by the Humane Society of Southwest Washington. Juday and his wife, Susan, provided intensive in-home care and treatment for more than 30 severely ill cats and kittens last year. Before retiring in 2005, he practiced law in Vancouver, Washington, where he chaired the Southwest Washington Lawyer Referral Service; served as a bar association trustee; was a member of the Superior Court Bench-Bar, Law Library, and Public Relations Committees; and provided pro bono services through the Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program. Juday also chaired the 16-member Washington State Bar Association Character and Fitness Board.

    • Breach!

      Eric DeWeese JD ’09 pens his second novel, which tells the story of an ordinary protagonist’s battle with cancer. Self-published, 2020. 211 pages.

      Posted 08/11/2020
    • Rally to the Stars!

      Eric DeWeese JD ’18 explores whether the colonization of space can inspire more sustainable ways of life on Earth in this novel about an extended family facing the increasingly catastrophic effects of climate change.

      Posted 05/12/2018
    • The Healthcare Manager’s Guide to Labor Relations: Learn Tips and Tricks to Managing Union Employees in Hospitals, Clinics, and Other Healthcare Settings

      Scott Allan JD ’95 authors this guide for health care employers navigating labor negotiations. Allan shares lessons learned through firsthand experience and utilizes examples specifically tailored to the health care industry to help readers respond to strikes and disagreements.

      Posted 05/20/2020
    • 07/07/2020

      Lara Louise Skidmore JD ’93 died July 7, 2019, the day after her 50th birthday, of cancer after a long and heroic fight. 

      Lara grew up in Southeast Portland with parents Dotty and Mike, and brother Lance. She attended Cleveland High School, where she was captain of the varsity volleyball team and an Oregon Scholar. Lara earned her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University in 1990. In 1992, she married John Skidmore, with whom she had two sons, Ben and Jacob, who were the lights of her life. 

      While still in law school, Lara began working at Bonneville Power Administration, in the Transmission Branch and the Office of General Counsel. In 2002, she began work at PacifiCorp, eventually becoming associate general counsel. Lara joined Troutman Sanders in 2007 and in 2010 became the office managing partner for the firm’s Portland office. In 2017, she married John Moot and gained three wonderful stepchildren, Taylor, Ryan, and Rebecca. She also had two fantastic dogs, Delilah and Peanut.

      Lara was proud of her work and grateful for her law firm’s unwavering support in building the Portland office of Troutman Sanders. She was also thankful for the opportunity to work with so many wonderful clients and to have had the chance to develop and support many women in their careers both within and outside of Troutman Sanders.

    • 07/07/2020

      Thomas (Thom) Henry Gerken JD ’78, of Logan, Ohio, passed away on May 10, 2020. He was 67 years old.

      Thom was born January 14, 1953, in Logan to Richard and Anna (Sellers) Gerken and earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. He had a distinguished legal career, first serving as a partner in the firm of Gerken, Gerken & Gerken, LPA, followed by nearly 25 years as judge of the General Division of the Vinton and Hocking County Courts of Common Pleas. Thom then worked as of counsel with the firm of Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, and as an attorney with the Office of the Ohio Public Defender before returning to private practice.

      Thom was an accomplished golfer, chef, guitar collector, and jokester, and he adored spending time with his friends and family.

      Thom is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy; children Jason, Haley, and Miles; mother, Anna; siblings Jeffrey, Charles, Melinda, and Jerry; and dog, Obie. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard; brother, Richard Jr.; and niece, Elizabeth.

    • 03/25/2020

      Dennis J. Hubel JD ’76 died at home September 16, 2019, after several years of undergoing surgeries and treatments for myeloma cancer, heart disease, and pulmonary problems. He was 71.

      Dennis, a native New Yorker, grew up in Portland and most recently lived in Wilsonville. After attending Cornell University on a Navy ROTC scholarship and studying engineering, he spent time in the Navy on a nuclear submarine and served in Vietnam.

      Following his service, Dennis enrolled in law school, clerking for then-U.S. Attorney Sid Lezak. He practiced law as a partner in Mitchell, Lang & Smith from 1976 to 1987. Dennis then worked as a partner for the Karnopp Peterson firm in Bend until he was appointed as a part-time magistrate judge in eastern Oregon in 1995. He was appointed to a full-time magistrate judge’s seat on January 1, 1998, and moved his chambers to Portland. Although Dennis retired in January 2015, he remained on recall status and maintained his chambers at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse until his death.

      Dennis was active in the Professional Liability Defense Fund and served for several years on the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference’s Magistrate Judges’ Education Committee. He also served on the Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation board of directors from 1993 through 1997.

      Dennis is survived by his wife, Marcia, and two children.

    • 09/24/2020

      Donna Maddux JD ’02 joined the Portland office of Lewis Brisbois as a partner in its data privacy and cybersecurity practice. Maddux brings almost two decades of experience prosecuting a wide range of fraud and regulatory crimes on behalf of corporate and individual victims. Previously, she worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon for the last eight years. In this role, Maddux prosecuted a variety of crimes, including wire fraud, health-care fraud, and money laundering. She regularly managed multiagency investigative teams and worked closely with the FBI, the IRS, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Earlier, Maddux served as an assistant attorney general for the Attorney General’s Office of the Oregon Department of Justice. Over the course of her 10 years in this position, she prosecuted white collar and regulatory crimes, including Medicaid fraud, while working closely with state regulatory agencies. Maddux currently serves as president of the Financial Crimes and Digital Evidence Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing annual training and networking opportunities to professionals who fight fraud and cybercrime. She is also an executive board member for the Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court, and is a past chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. Maddux is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Oregon, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

    • 06/21/2020

      Bryan Scott JD ’91 was unanimously ratified by the Las Vegas City Council on June 17, 2020, as the first African American city attorney for Las Vegas in the city’s 119-year history. Scott started working for the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office in 1996 and specializes in land use, zoning, and planning. He was the assistant city attorney for 15 years prior to his promotion. Scott is the former president of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (1996–1999), the first African American president of the Clark County Law Foundation (2006), the first African American president of the Clark County Bar Association (2005), and the first African American president of the State Bar of Nevada (2016–2017).

    • 08/09/2017

      Bryan K. Scott JD ’91 completed his term as the first African American president of the State Bar of Nevada on June 30, 2017. He will remain on the State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors through June 2018, serving as an ex officio officer. During that time, Scott will work on a special project to determine the ethnic makeup and degree of ethnic diversity of the members of the State Bar.

    • 07/12/2016

      Was sworn in as the 88th president of the State Bar of Nevada on July 30, 2016, by Nevada Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre. Scott, who is the first African American to hold the office, has served on the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors since 2006. He is a past president of the Clark County Law Foundation, the Clark County Bar Association, and the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association. Scott is an assistant city attorney with the civil division for Las Vegas, where he advises the Las Vegas City Council and the Las Vegas Planning Commission on land-use, zoning, planning, and ethics issues. He has been with the Las Vegas City Attorney’s office since 1996.

    • 09/01/2015

      Was sworn in as the president-elect of the State Bar of Nevada during its recent annual meeting, held in Seattle, Washington. In July of 2016, Scott will be sworn in as the 88th president of Nevada’s state bar. He will be the first government attorney and first African American president since the State Bar of Nevada was established in 1928. For the past 19 years, Scott has worked for the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office. He is the assistant city attorney for the civil division.

    • 10/22/2020

      Kyle Sciuchetti JD ’96 was sworn in as president of the Washington State Bar Association—becoming the first president from Vancouver since the state bar’s formation in 1888. Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Debra Stephens administered the oath of office to Sciuchetti virtually during the association’s board of governors meeting September 18, 2020. Sciuchetti’s term runs through September 2021.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Sciuchetti is with Bullivant Houser Bailey.

    • 07/02/2020

      Derek Teaney JD ’04 played a critical role in overturning 50 years of harmful precedent that prevented landowners and environmental groups from obtaining meaningful judicial review in natural gas pipeline cases. On June 30, 2020, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark decision in Allegheny Defense Project v. FERC that will fundamentally change how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conducts its natural gas pipeline proceedings. At issue was FERC’s use of “tolling orders” to indefinitely extend the Natural Gas Act’s 30-day deadline for the agency to “grant or deny” rehearing requests of its gas pipeline approvals. Parties are required to seek rehearing before challenging FERC’s orders in court. Despite the clear statutory text, 50 years of circuit precedent allowed FERC to indefinitely extend the deadline, preventing landowners and others harmed by pipeline construction from seeking judicial review while simultaneously allowing pipeline construction to move forward. In Allegheny Defense Project, the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, overturned that precedent stating that FERC “has no authority to erase and replace the statutorily prescribed jurisdictional consequences of its inaction.” The court said that FERC and pipeline companies “split the atom of finality” because tolling orders “are not final enough for aggrieved parties to seek relief in court, but they are final enough for private pipeline companies to go to court and take private property be eminent domain.” In other words, the court said, tolling orders render FERC decisions “akin to Schrodinger’s cat: both final and not final at the same time.” The court’s decision will now allow aggrieved parties “to seek temporary injunctive relief if needed under the ordinary standards for a stay” rather than having the courthouse doors barred shut. The decision is expected to have similar implications in the electric and hydropower sectors as well, where FERC’s authority is governed by nearly identical rehearing and judicial review provisions of the Federal Power Act. Teaney’s firm Appalachian Mountain Advocates represented Allegheny Defense Project and the other environmental petitioners in the case.

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