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Class of 1985

    • 01/28/2016

      Was promoted to vice president of energy, environmental, and sustainability for the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), a trade group representing food processors in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Barrow is responsible for policy and advocacy and for managing NWFPA’s innovative and nationally recognized industrial energy efficiency and sustainability programs.

    • 09/01/2011

      Pamela Barrow JD ’85 spoke at the 2011 Executive Business Summit held in May 2011 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Barrow is the energy director for the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPAA).

    • 09/01/2013

      Became the product litigation group leader at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

    • 02/17/2015

      Returned to solo practice. Her new office is located in the Tillamook Building, Suite 250, 2105 N.E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97212. Findling will continue to represent clients in estate planning, low-conflict family law, adoption, and alternative reproductive technology, including surrogacy and egg donation.

    • 10/12/2015

      Published Negotiation: Strategy, Style, and Skills, 3rd Edition with Nadja Alexander and Jill Howeison (Lexis Nexis Butterworths) in Australia. The U.S. edition is forthcoming. The text is intended for law, business, and other professionals who negotiate in increasingly complex contexts. Fox is a professor of business at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a senior fellow in the Hamline University School of Law’s Dispute Resolution Institute. He also serves as academic director for the law school’s masters in the study of law program.

    • 04/16/2016

      Is retired and residing in Multnomah Village, part of Portland.

    • 09/01/2013

      Received the 2013 Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Award of Merit for her service to the Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section Legal Aid Bankruptcy Clinic. Haas started volunteering with the bankruptcy clinic in 1997.

    • 09/01/2011

      Scott Horngren JD ’87 accepted a position with the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) as in-house counsel. He previously was with the firm of Haglund Kelly Jones & Wilder. He can be reached at American Forest Resource Council, 5100 S.W. Macadam Avenue, Suite 350, Portland, Oregon 97239, 503-222-9595.

    • 09/01/2013

      Received the 2013 Iris Award honoring women of achievement in Southwest Washington. Lowe is a member of the board of directors and partner in charge in the Vancouver office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. A member of the Washington State Bar Association and a current member and past secretary of the Southwest Washington Estate Planning Council, she has served as general counsel for the Port of Vancouver since 1998. In 2010, Lowe was appointed chair of the Washington Public Port’s legal committee, becoming the first person from outside the Port system to be named to that post. Lowe currently serves as the first female chair of Identity Clark County, is an emeritus board member and past member of the executive committee of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, and was a president of the Camas-Washougal Chamber board of directors. She also serves on the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s board of directors, as chair of its planned giving committee, and as cochair of its annual auction committee. She was president of the Clark County Bar Association for 2001. Lowe has been highly involved in Leadership Clark County (LCC). A 2003 graduate of the program, she has served as a board member and been a mentor to LCC project teams working to address community issues.

  • Norman David Malbin JD ’85 died of heart failure on October 1, 2017, at the age of 68.

    A Portland labor lawyer who served for more than two decades as general counsel for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48, Norman was an influential and highly respected figure in the Oregon labor movement. Hundreds of union activists were trained at the annual Oregon Labor Law Conference, which he founded in 1996 and directed until his retirement three years ago. He wrote a pamphlet while still in private practice, explaining wage and hour law in layperson’s language. It is still widely read by workers of all trades who deal with wage theft and other abuses of nonunion contractors.

    Norman inherited a passion for social justice from his parents, both of whom paid a price for their convictions during the McCarthy era. His father, Dr. Morris Malbin, treated workers in Portland’s shipyards during World War II and was instrumental in setting up Kaiser’s pioneering group health insurance plan for union members during and after the war. Dr. Malbin also passed along a passion for sailing to his son, who always joked that he wanted to be a tugboat captain when he grew up.

    Norman studied psychology at the University of Denver, planning to be a child psychologist. He took a series of jobs with nonprofits dealing with youth unemployment and delinquency, but a stint as director of research for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries sparked an interest in labor law, and he began taking night classes at Lewis & Clark Law School.

    Norman spent three years with two different firms before opening his own office. He served both unions and individual workers without union protection. At IBEW Local 48 Norman provided free legal services at the union hall, where union members could get advice on a wide variety of legal problems. Though he formally retired in 2014, he continued to do work for IBEW. Two of the last projects Norman worked on were union research on job discrimination against women electricians and a grant proposal for FASCETS, a pioneering nonprofit founded by his sister Diane Malbin to educate people about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and other neurobehavioral conditions.

    Behind Norm’s take-charge personality and booming voice was a caring and sensitive man with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He was skilled at conflict resolution and generous in spirit and deed, extending himself time and again to people needing help. He loved a good argument, not just for the thrill of competition but out of genuine curiosity and confidence that his adversaries had something to teach him. He took pride in the fact that his children were both union members and politically active. He was most in his element sailing the Columbia River and the San Juan Islands, coaching his sons’ soccer teams during their respective middle school years, and gathering with family and friends on the Washougal River. If people were singing, he could be counted on to join in with his deep bass voice.

    Norman is survived by Wendy Temko, his wife of 38 years; sons Ben and Zak; daughter-in-law Nicole; grandchildren Remy and Tessa; two sisters; and a large family of close relationships and deep friendships.

    • 02/10/2016

      Was appointed by President Barack Obama to a seat on the U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana. Ong had been the criminal prosecution chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana since 2004. Prior to that, he served as a deputy U.S. attorney and then as a federal prosecutor.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was appointed president and CEO of Boart Longyear Limited. Most recently the president and CEO of NYSE-listed Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold producers, O’Brien brings 25 years of operational and financial experience in the natural resources, energy, and power sectors to his new role.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was named the executive director of the Foothill Conservancy in Pine Grove, California. Smith has more than 10 years of experience working for environmental nonprofit organizations. Before joining the Foothill Conservancy, she was the water resources specialist for Prairie Rivers Network, which is Illinois’ only statewide river protection and conservation nonprofit.

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