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    • 08/21/2019

      Ashley L. Vaughn JD ’11 is now a partner at Dumas & Vaughn, Attorneys at Law, formerly Dumas Law Group, LLC. Vaughn practices with Gilion C. Dumas JD ’92, advocating for survivors of sexual abuse and harassment in civil cases across the country.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the Dumas Law Group as an associate attorney. The firm will continue to represent victims of child sexual abuse, both adults and children, in cases against perpetrators and institutions. The new firm will also continue to represent small businesses and individuals with civil lawsuits, employment claims, real estate matters, and other business disputes, and has the flexibility to handle certain personal injury and professional malpractice claims.

    • 08/21/2019

      Dennis H. Treacy JD ’83, a member of Reed Smith LLP’s Virginia government relations team and the 2010 Lewis & Clark Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate, has been elected to membership in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. Treacy has had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors. He served as the director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and as assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the Virginia Attorney General’s office. At Smithfield Foods, he served as president of the Smithfield Foundation, where he is currently on the board, and as executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for the company. In these roles, he directed many areas, including government affairs, corporate communications, environmental programs, sustainability initiatives, charitable giving, and the legal department. Treacy serves or has served on dozens of state and national boards and commissions. He is a past board chair of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and chairs VIRGINIAforever, an environmental organization with members from businesses and natural resource and environmental groups. He also is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission. “I am honored to be elected as a Fellow to the American College of Environmental Lawyers,” said Treacy. “It is a privilege to join this distinguished group of environmental attorneys.”

    • 09/17/2018

      Dennis H. Treacy JD ’83, who recently retired as executive vice president and chief sustainability officer of Smithfield Foods, joined Reed Smith LLP as senior counsel in its government relations and administrative law group in Richmond, Virginia. Treacy, who also was president of the Smithfield Foundation, is rector of Virginia Tech’s board of visitors and past chair the Virginia Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Previously, he was director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Treacy currently chairs VIRGINIAforever, an organization that advocates increased state funding for water quality and land conservation. In 2010, Lewis & Clark named him a Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate.

    • 09/19/2019

      Dylan K. Lange JD ’12 became the director of special projects and legislative initiatives for the Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State.

    • 03/26/2019

      Dylan K. Lange JD ’12 is the deputy elections director for the Office of the Secretary of State of New Mexico.

    • 08/05/2019

      Anne Koch JD ’01 was elected president of the board of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA). Koch replaces Professor Lydia Loren, who served in the position for five years. OVLA provides a pro bono legal clinic, workshops, and resources for low-income creatives and small arts nonprofits. Koch has served as treasurer and board member of OVLA since 2014. You can learn more about OVLA at oregonvla.org.

    • 01/07/2016

      Anne Koch JD ’01 joined the firm Wyse Kadish. Koch’s practice includes business and corporate transactions, as well as intellectual property protection and enforcement.

    • 08/28/2019

      Sarah A. Garrett JD ’15 has joined the firm of Gress, Clark, Young & Schoepper as an associate attorney in their Beaverton, Oregon, office. Her practice specializes in the defense of Worker’s Compensation claims in the state of Oregon.

    • 09/12/2019

      Molly Marcum JD ’83 was named by Best Lawyers as 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Health Care Law in Oregon. Marcum practices health care law and medical malpractice defense, with a primary focus on representing health care practitioners before licensing boards. She consults regularly on matters relating to HIPAA and other compliance issues and is experienced in assisting hospitals, clinics, and providers in response to complaints and government investigations relating to alleged violations. Marcum currently serves on the Oregon State Bar Health Law Section Executive Committee, the Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni Board, and the advisory board for the Campaign for Equal Justice. She served on the board of directors of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Marcum has been recognized by SuperLawyers and was given the AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. She practices at Keating Jones Hughes, PC, a leading professional liability defense firm in Oregon and Washington. As a partner at KJH, her practice includes litigation, arbitration and mediation, and administrative proceedings before licensing boards at all stages.

    • 11/19/2015

      Molly Marcum JD ’83 was named in the 2015 and 2016 issues of Best Lawyers magazine for her work in health law. Marcum serves on the executive committee of the Oregon State Bar Health Law Section and the board of directors of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, and is a member of the Lewis & Clark Law Alumni Board. She is a shareholder with Keating Jones Hughes.

    • 11/20/2018

      Daniel Walker JD ’18 has joined the State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) as appellate counsel and was sworn in as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Oregon.

    • 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.

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