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Class of 2001

    • 06/11/2018

      Andrew C. Hanson JD ’01 joined the environment, energy, and resources practice of Perkins Coie in the firm’s Madison office. Most recently, Hanson was a senior attorney with Alliant Energy Corporate Services, providing strategic advice on energy project acquisitions, development, and construction, and preparing regulatory filings that allowed the company to significantly expand its renewable energy resources. He previously held positions at the EPA, where he focused on matters related to the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Air Act. Hanson was a trial attorney with the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division in Washington, D.C., from 2008 until late 2015, and was recognized by the DOJ and EPA for his work on high-impact environmental cases. He received his BS from the University of Michigan.

    • 07/28/2016

      Elizabeth E. Howard JD ’01 was named industry group leader for Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s natural resources group. Howard brings 15 years of experience practicing natural resources law and helping agriculture, forest product, and energy businesses navigate regulatory processes and succeed in legal proceedings.

    • 10/12/2015

      Bryan Kirkpatrick JD ’01 joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as the result of a merger between that firm and Stolowitz Ford Cowger in September 2015.

    • 05/27/2015

      Bryan Kirkpatrick JD ’01 was named a 2015 winner of the Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property—Patents for Oregon by International Law Office and Lexology.

    • 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.

    • 05/27/2015

      David Koempel JD ’01 was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

    • 10/23/2017

      Jonathan Lovvorn LLM ’01 was named the first policy director for Harvard Law School’s Animal Law and Policy Program on September 5, 2017. Lovvorn, who taught wildlife law at Harvard during the fall 2015 and fall 2016 terms, continues to serve as a lecturer and is teaching a new course this fall on farmed animal law and policy. He will collaborate with faculty, staff, fellows, and students to expand the program’s existing policy projects into longer-term initiatives, launch new policy initiatives, and help advance policy research and scholarship within the program.

    • 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.

    • 04/17/2017

      Christine Reynolds JD ’01 was promoted to partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. She serves as bond, disclosure, and underwriter’s counsel on financings for state and local governments in the Pacific Northwest, including the State of Oregon. Reynolds serves on the Oregon Municipal Debt Advisory Commission and is a founding committee member of the Pacific Northwest Women in Public Finance Chapter, where she currently serves as vice president for membership. She is also the immediate past chair of the board of directors for the nonprofit Children First for Oregon.

    • 06/28/2018

      Natalia Robalino BA ’01, JD ’06 served for eight years as in-house senior counsel at the World Bank, handling HR, corporate, tax, and litigation matters as well as issues pertaining to the World Bank’s privileges and immunities. She is now moving to the World Bank’s office in Beirut, Lebanon, to work as regional senior counsel responsible for the bank’s operations in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, and Syria. Robalino is planning on a three-year assignment during which she will be responsible for preparing and negotiating with government counterparts the legal agreements for the World Bank’s projects in the region and will advise teams on all legal aspects of the bank’s operations, including preparation, supervision, and project implementation. Robalino will be joined in Beirut by her husband, David Robalino, and their two dogs, Harper and Mephistopheles.

    • 02/01/2015

      Paul Trinchero JD ’01 was named an owner at Garvey Schubert Barer. Trinchero’s practice focuses on litigation related to real estate disputes, eminent domain, federal and state securities laws, commercial disputes, and intellectual property disputes.

    • 05/27/2015

      Karen Varney JD ’01 joined Reinisch Wilson Weier as an associate attorney. Varney has practiced workers’ compensation defense for employers and insurance carriers and other business litigation since 2001.

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