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Class of 1978

  • Richard D. Acott JD ’78 passed away on February 18, 2018, at the age of 81.

    Richard was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, April 23, 1936. He earned a BA in political science from Chapman College before he was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer. He received his naval aviator wings in 1957. While stationed in Florida, Richard met the love of his life, Constance, and they were married within a month of their first date.

    During 1966–67, Richard flew 115 combat missions from Chu Lai, Vietnam, in the A4 Skyhawk. His awards and citations included the Distinguished Flying Cross.

    After his Marine Corps experience, Richard worked in the insurance business and was owner/broker of a real estate company. Following law school, he was in private law practice, worked as a deputy district attorney, and was appointed to the county court bench as a magistrate.

    Throughout his life, Richard had an enduring love of art. In 1988 he began studying sculpture at the Loveland Colorado Art Academy. In 1995 he opened a studio in Loveland, changing his career one last time.

    Richard was preceded in death by his son Stephen and grandson Jesse. He is survived by his wife, Constance; his daughter, Lorri; sons Garret and Phillip; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

    • 03/27/2015

      Randall G. Baidas JD ’78, after a 30-year engagement, married William K. Reeves on June 21, 2014, at the North Pond in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Their wedding was officiated by Prosser McKeever Watts Jr. The grooms were accompanied their sisters, Betty L. Conrad and Claudia R. Schwartz. A wedding reception for family and friends was held at the North Pond restaurant. Among those in attendance were Ann Lehman JD ’78, Jim Heisinger JD ’79, Tom Erwin JD ’80, and Robert Trotman JD ’78. The couple reside in Holland, Michigan, and Vail, Colorado.

    • 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. 

    • 09/01/2011

      Relocated Bradach Law Offices. He can be reached at 800 N.W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 209, Portland, Oregon 97209, 503-238-7170.

    • 09/01/2011

      Was elected president of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. Glade is a shareholder with Markowitz Herbold Glade in Portland.

    • 06/05/2018

      Ann Lehman JD ’78 returned to Portland to live in the first senior cohousing in the southeast part of the city. Lehman is active on the board of the Cohousing Association of the United States and will be cochairing the National CoHousing Conference, to be held in Portland May 30 through June 2, 2019. She also teaches trauma-informed yoga to homeless and other young people.

    • 03/03/2015

      Was honored by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on May 2014 for 20 years of advocating for women and girls. “Your dedication and service were instrumental in our city gaining international and nationwide recognition through the years and your service has bolstered San Francisco’s reputation as a leader in equality and justice for all,” said Lee. “You have blazed a trail for generations of San Francisco women, and our city thanks you for your many significant contributions.” Lehman is principal at Zimmerman Lehman, a consulting firm to nonprofits, located in El Cerrito, California.

    • 06/08/2016

      Was nominated by President Obama to a new term on the board of the State Justice Institute. The State Justice Institute awards grants to state courts to help foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. Nachtigal served on the Washington County bench from 1991 until 2013, and was presiding judge from 1996 to 2002. She has also been a Hillsboro attorney and formerly worked for the Washington County district attorney’s office.

    • 01/29/2016

      Was a guest lecturer for a law class at the University of California at Davis. Tobiassen gave an overview of the federal regulatory system for alcohol, drawing on his knowledge as the former chief counsel for the Department of the Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

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