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    • 07/12/2016

      Kristin Asai JD ’10 was named a 2016 Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Asai is a trial lawyer with Markowitz Herbold, a boutique business litigation firm headquartered in Portland.

    • 06/05/2017

      Dave Bourgeau JD ’10 was made a partner at Kolisch Hartwell. His practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. With a strong technical background in industrial engineering, nuclear engineering, and computer science, as well as extensive practical experience in manufacturing and business operations, Borgeau supports innovative companies on a broad array of both technical and nontechnical matters.

    • 02/01/2015

      Spoke at the 6th Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Symposium at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, on October 24, 2014. Buker’s article “On Art Attacks: At the Confluence of Shock, Appropriation, and Law” is forthcoming in the Review of Intellectual Property Law in 2015. Buker was also elected as a vice-chair of the board for Washington Lawyers for the Arts.

    • 01/16/2015

      Daniel DiVittorio JD ’10 and his wife, Katy DiVittorio (a member of the Lewis & Clark staff from 2007 to 2011), welcomed daughter Zoe Liberty DiVittorio on June 24, 2014. She weighed 6 pounds and 8.5 ounces.

      Zoe Liberty DiVittorioZoe Liberty DiVittorio

    • 09/01/2014

      Became a member of the Portland Police Citizen Review Committee, which reviews investigations of officer conduct, makes recommendations on bureau policies, and conducts public outreach activities. Donegan’s term will last three years.

    • 02/01/2015

      Received the Oregon New Lawyers Division (ONLD) Project of the Year award for developing ONLD’s Student Loan Repayment Information Project, which provides resources on the Oregon State Bar website. Evans was also named ONLD Volunteer of the Year, in part for her work managing the division’s social media platform.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined the firm Haglund Kelley. Ghafouri has served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert Willheim and the Honorable Lynn R. Nakamoto of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Her practice will focus on business and commercial litigation, antitrust law, and environmental and natural resource law.

    • 06/12/2017

      Sam Hernandez JD ’10 was elected president of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association. His term commenced in February 2017 and lasts for one year.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was honored by the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber with its Leadership Award for his actions to support the advancement of Latino business, students, and community in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

    • 09/01/2014

      Prepared for a yearlong tour in Afghanistan. Hernandez serves as a light infantry company commander in the Oregon Army National Guard and has been an associate for the past two years at Barran Lieberman, which the U.S. Department of Defense has honored with a Patriot Award for their wide-ranging support of Hernandez and his deployment. He is also one of four Portland lawyers to receive a 2014 Oregon State Bar Litigation Section Rising Litigator Award.

    • 09/01/2014

      With Megan Lemire ’10, opened Lemire & Hirano, which handles employment and civil rights litigation, estate planning and administration, and elder law.

    • 07/07/2016

      Was elected chair of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A member of Tonkon Torp’s business immigration practice group, LaMorticella represents regional and international companies in a variety of matters related to employment-based immigration. She has served as a volunteer liaison for the Oregon AILA chapter, working with state agencies on immigration issues, as well as community outreach efforts.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the business immigration practice group at Tonkon Torp. Previously, LaMorticella practiced immigration law for several years at a boutique firm in Portland. She represents regional and international companies in a wide variety of employment-based immigration and naturalization matters, from labor certifications and naturalizations to extraordinary ability petitions.

    • 09/01/2014

      With Jason Hirano ’10, opened Lemire & Hirano, which handles employment and civil rights litigation, estate planning and administration, and elder law.

    • 04/08/2016

      Opened a law office in Sherwood, Oregon, with his firm Levin and Levine. Established in 2011, the firm focuses on personal injury and bankruptcy cases.

    • 07/07/2015

      Became the first female president in the 44-year history of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors. Martin is also the first woman to lead an international oil and gas trade association.

    • 05/26/2017

      Qingqing Miao JD ’10 has been named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. A member of Lane Powell’s immigration team, she advises individuals and corporations on navigating the complex U.S. immigration process and general corporate matters, helping their businesses to grow and succeed.

    • 04/21/2015

      Laura Nelson JD ’13 is an associate on the estate planners team at Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

    • 07/07/2016

      Was named to the senior advisor on marijuana policy position created by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85. Rhoades, a veteran Multnomah County prosecutor, will advise Brown on all issues related to cannabis.

    • 05/27/2015

      Was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

    • 03/02/2018

      Gregory K. Scott JD ’10 has been named a partner at Klarquist Sparkman. Scott, who holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University, prepares and prosecutes U.S., international, and foreign patent applications. His practice emphasis is in biotechnology, including applications relating to biochemistry, molecular genetics, virology, immunology, neurobiology, pharmaceuticals, cellular imaging, and bioinformatics.

    • 04/26/2017

      Nawneet Vibhaw LLM ’10 has joined Khaitan & Company as associate partner in Delhi, where he will continue specializing in environmental law. Previously, he set up the environmental law practice for Luthra & Luthra. Vibhaw had joined Luthra in June 2015 from Jindal Global Law School, where he was an assistant professor, assistant dean, and executive director of the school’s Centre for Environment and Climate Change. Vibhaw has also written two books on environmental law and energy law, published by LexisNexis in 2014 and 2016.

    • 03/31/2015

      Received the Environmental Law Champions Award from the Asian Development Bank. Vibhaw, who has taught environmental law in India, is with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices in their environmental law practice.

    • 08/16/2017

      Aila Wallace JD ’10 and Greg Harvey JD ’09 were married July 2017.

    • 07/10/2015

      Was named a 2015 Rising Star in the employment and labor law category by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. An associate with Fisher & Phillips, Wheatley represents and advises employers regarding workplace discrimination issues, wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, and noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Fisher & Phillips, where he will specialize in employment law.

    • 02/24/2015

      Joined Gevurtz Menashe as an associate estate planning attorney.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was awarded the Young Lawyers Section Award at the MBA Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Judges Reception.

    • 08/03/2018

      Todd Friedman JD ’11 has been named a partner by Stoel Rives. Friedman practices business law, with a focus on advising entrepreneurial, emerging, growing, and established companies. He primarily serves the food and beverage, technology, and creative industries. Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Friedman had a career in corporate management, technology, international supply chain operations, and venture capital.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Pilkenton & Reeves in Tigard, Oregon. Gitler’s practice focuses on the defense of Progressive Insurance and its policyholders in litigation arising from the use of motor vehicles, including personal injury, property loss, and uninsured motorist and personal injury protection benefits. He previously served as staff counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance.

    • 09/01/2011

      Scott Gitler JD ’11 was elected president of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. Glade is a shareholder with Markowitz Herbold Glade in Portland.

    • 06/15/2015

      Was promoted to deputy commissioner of the Oregon Insurance Division. Keen previously served as a senior policy analyst with Oregon’s Division of Finance and Corporate Securities.

    • 01/07/2016

      Joined Gevurtz Menashe as an associate. Kittell handles estate planning and probate matters in Oregon and Washington.

    • 07/30/2015

      Joined the labor and employment group at Stoel Rives. Livett recently moved back to Portland after three years working as a public defender at Federal Defenders of San Diego, California.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Cosgrave Vergeer Kester as an associate attorney in the firm’s complex torts practice group. Petrie Volm’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, personal injury, and property damage. She previously worked as a deputy public defender for the Office of Public Defense Services as an appellate attorney, representing clients in the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court.

    • 02/24/2016

      Reports that he finished his first full legislative session with Conservation Voters New Mexico, advocating for stronger environmental laws and incentives for renewable energy development as the organization’s legislative and political director. Next, Shelton is focusing on supporting pro-conservation candidates in the 2016 New Mexico state elections.

    • 07/21/2016

      Was named partner at Doney Crowley PC. Smith had been a senior associate with the firm since September 2015. His law practice focuses primarily on environmental, real property, and business litigation. Smith is the chair of the Montana State Bar Natural Resource, Energy, and Environmental Law section.

    • 07/28/2015

      Was appointed as the first in-house city attorney of Sherwood, Oregon. Soper previously served as county counsel for Coos County, Oregon.

    • 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.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was appointed chief criminal deputy prosecutor of the Grays Harbor Prosecuting Attorney’s office in Montesano, Washington.

    • 03/16/2015

      Joined Tonkon Torp’s business department, where she is focused on start-up companies, privacy, technology, and intellectual property law. Previously, Wallace was a legal advisor for early and growth-stage tech companies specializing in data privacy, intellectual property protection, fundraising, and scalability strategy. She has also worked for Apple, Microsoft, and Avatron Software. Wallace is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US).

    • 04/11/2018

      Andrew Weiner JD ’11 joined Hart Wagner as the litigation firm’s newest associate in its Portland office. Weiner’s practice will focus on employment litigation and medical malpractice defense. He will also work on appellate law issues, as well as legal malpractice and other professional liability defense matters. Previously, Weiner worked as a criminal defense attorney specializing in white-collar matters. He represented individuals and entities in both federal and state courts in cases ranging from simple theft to complex bank fraud and conspiracy.

    • 01/05/2016

      Joined Rollin Braswell Fisher, a Denver-based trial and litigation boutique firm, as an associate.

    • 06/04/2018

      Elektra B. Yao JD ’11 marked the one-year anniversary of the Law Office of Elektra B. Yao in May 2018. The full-service multilingual immigration law firm is based in New York City.

    • 06/04/2018

      Elektra B. Yao JD ’11 welcomed Maxime Lucia Elisa Sciarra, who was born in New York City. Maxime is named after her maternal great-grandfather Maxime Yao, who was a national judge in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

    • 04/08/2016

      Joined Portland law firm Dunn Carney Allen Higgins and Tongue as a member of its real estate and business teams. Boyer works with individuals and commercial businesses to structure, draft, and negotiate residential, commercial, and industrial real estate and business transactions. He is president of the Lewis & Clark Law School Recent Graduate Council and volunteers in the Small Business Legal Clinic.

    • 08/08/2017

      Thomas Chandler JD ’12 and daughter Harper Chandler visited with Patrick Sullivan JD ’12 and his daughter, Shelby Sullivan, at Shelby’s second birthday party in Washington, D.C. Shelby and Harper were born three weeks apart.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the Myanmar office of Baker & McKenzie.

    • 08/03/2015

      Became a partner at McGaughey Erickson. The firm will continue to handle securities, employment, business break-up, and contract litigation in their downtown Portland, Oregon, office.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Robert J. McGaughey’s firm as an associate. Erickson’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on securities and shareholder lawsuits, employment claims, and environmental law. She recently served as a judicial law clerk to Superior Court Judge Kari Kristiansen in Palmer, Alaska.

    • 04/13/2018

      Rachel Guthrie JD ’12 established the American Wolf Foundation on March 15, 2018. The foundation will provide support to partner organizations doing on-the-ground research into and conservation of endangered American wolves, starting with the critically endangered red wolf. It will also focus on outreach, education, and coexistence initiatives to shape public perception in advance of a new red wolf reintroduction effort. The organization plans to follow a model similar to that of the Mexican Wolf Fund, which provides support to affected ranchers and landowners in an effort to foster collaboration. In the short term, the American Wolf Foundation may also fund additional captive breeding of the red wolf. Guthrie’s ultimate goal is to build the foundation into a substantial endowment fund to provide permanent support for all American canid conservation efforts.

    • 02/17/2015

      Joined the business immigration practice group at Tonkin Torp. He has been a member of the firm’s business department since 2012.

    • 03/02/2016

      Moderated a panel—The Many Roles of a Regional Center—at the 3rd Annual Las Vegas EB-5 Conference. Kapuria is with Klasko Immigration Law.

    • 07/24/2015

      Served as a panelist for Invest in the U.S.A.’s July 24, 2015, webinar, Going Global: The Importance of Diversifying the EB-5 Investor Marketplace. Kapuria is an attorney with the Chicago office of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, where he works with U.S.-based developers to help structure EB-5 compliant projects and conducts immigration due diligence reviews of EB-5 projects for foreign investors.

    • 08/03/2018

      John Koch JD ’12 was named the Multnomah Bar Association’s Senior Law Project Volunteer of the Year for providing representation to those who could not otherwise afford legal assistance. Koch practices business law as well as estate planning and administration.

    • 10/13/2016

      Joined the faculty at Vermont Law School as a clinical professor in the school’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems. Moses previously worked at the Center for Food Safety, litigating sustainable agriculture issues. She also worked as a judicial clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals. During her studies at Lewis & Clark, she served as editor-in-chief of the Animal Law Review. She has authored and coauthored several legal publications related to animal agriculture and environmental law.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Barran Liebman as an associate attorney. Munsinger represents employers and management in employment law litigation, and provides advice on a full range of employment law matters. Previously, he worked as an honors attorney at the Oregon Department of Justice Trial and Civil Enforcement Divisions. Munsinger also served as former Attorney General John Kroger’s special assistant in 2010, coordinating with Oregon business leaders, attorneys, elected officials, and citizens on behalf of the attorney general.

    • 05/27/2015

      Moved to Samuels Yoelin Kantor to establish a securities litigation practice group that represents individual investors, fiduciaries, and institutional investors. Pasieczny also works on shareholder rights, business torts, and complex legal malpractice cases. She spoke at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference 2015 on the latest developments in FINRA arbitration, and was elected to Reed College’s alumni board of directors.

    • 08/03/2018

      Ben Pirie JD ’12 has joined Lane Powell as an associate on the firm’s cannabis team. Pirie counsels cannabis businesses on a wide range of corporate needs. He is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with clients as they reach toward their goals in one of the most dynamic and fraught industries in the world. Pirie brings his experience as in-house counsel for a Fortune 1000 company in Portland to bear on Oregon’s emerging cannabis industry, where he advises clients on business transactions, contracts, entity formation and management, securities compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, state and local administrative law, and employment matters. Results-oriented and responsive, Pirie has helped clients from labs to retailers on their terms and timelines to get and keep every type of recreational-marijuana license from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. In addition to advising clients, Pirie is active in engaging with state and local governments in order to ensure common-sense, business-friendly regulation of the marijuana industry.

    • 02/17/2015

      Joined the Portland city attorney’s office as the inaugural honors attorney. Previously, Simon clerked for the Honorable Adrienne Nelson.

    • 08/08/2017

      Patrick Sullivan JD ’12 and his daughter, Shelby Sullivan, visited with Thomas Chandler JD ’12 and daughter Harper Chandler at Shelby’s second birthday party in Washington, D.C. Shelby and Harper were born three weeks apart.

      Patrick Sullivan JD ’12 (left) with his daughter, Shelby Sullivan, and Thomas Chandler JD ’12...

    • 03/08/2017

      Patrick Sullivan JD ’12 opened of the Law Office of Patrick Sullivan, JD, MBA, in November 2016. The firm is dedicated to Indian law, government affairs, and gaming law in Washington, D.C.

    • 03/02/2016

      Patrick Sullivan JD ’12 and Elizabeth Glover welcomed daughter Shelby Glover Sullivan on June 23, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

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    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner as an associate in their Utah office. Whiteley focuses on U.S. patent prosecution in computing, networking, software, and Internet applications.

    • 05/27/2015

      Accepted a position as a magistrate of the Commonwealth in Charlottesville, Virginia. Yareshes’ primary responsibilities include conducting probable cause hearings; issuing search and arrest warrants, emergency protective orders, temporary detention orders, and civil warrants and subpoenas; conducting bail hearings; and issuing orders in minor civil matters.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected to the board of directors for Portland’s Rock’n’Roll Camp for Girls. Atchison is member of Tonkon Torp’s business law practice group, where she works on a variety of matters including securities regulation and issues related to the financial services industry. An accomplished guitarist and songwriter, she is cofounder of a band that has performed throughout the United States.

    • 06/01/2015

      Joined the Portland office of U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer B.A. ’70, J.D. ’76. Brumfield serves as Blumenauer’s field representative on environmental, natural resources, and agriculture issues.

    • 04/27/2017

      Kelsey Coulter JD ’13 has joined Wiscarson Law, Oregon’s only law firm primarily focused on special education law for families. Coulter brings litigation experience in both civil and criminal law. She will focus her practice on special education law and adult guardianships. Previously, Coulter represented clients in divorce, custody, and guardianship cases at a family law firm in Portland.

    • 04/26/2017

      Andrew Erickson JD ’13 joined Landye Bennett Blumstein’s Anchorage office as an associate attorney. He will focus his practice on Alaska Native law, litigation, and bankruptcy. Erickson has been an active participant in Alaska and environmental affairs. He recently served as the state’s representative for Defenders of Wildlife and was an independent consultant for organizations such as the Center for Biological Diversity, Cook Inletkeeper, and Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community. Erickson is also a former law clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court and worked as Miles Conservation Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Max Baucus.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Kolisch Hartwell. Fisher’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, and she also assists clients in litigation and enforcement matters. 

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Chernoff Vilhauer McClung and Stenzel as an associate attorney.

    • 05/27/2015

      Was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

    • 05/27/2016

      Was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

    • 09/01/2015

      Won second prize in the ABA’s Public Law and Policy writing competition for his LL.M. seminar paper, Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act: Demanding a Gift of Federal Lands.

    • 09/29/2015

      Joined the Law Offices of Nay & Friedenberg. Maher focuses his practice on estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning.

    • 10/04/2016

      Joined the Justis Law Firm LLC in Overland Park, Kansas, an environmental litigation firm specializing in Superfund sites. Merryman was with the Missouri State Public Defenders Office for the previous two years.

    • 01/27/2016

      Was appointed to lead the Next Gen Advisory Board of the Midwest Innocence Project. Merryman is an assistant Missouri state public defender.

    • 05/19/2015

      Joined the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips as an associate attorney. Morehead’s practice focuses on employment discrimination and related litigation, retaliation and wrongful termination, labor relations, wage and hour law, and whistleblower actions.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the complex litigation group at Keller Rohrback. Preusch is based in Santa Barbara, where his work focuses on representing harmed parties in securities, consumer protection, and environmental matters.

    • 01/27/2016

      Is running for mayor of Portland in 2016. Schor reports that his campaign is focused on making housing affordable in Portland with new dedicated revenue from an income tax on the top 1% of earners, repairing the relationship between the Portland Police Department and the community, rebuilding the city’s infrastructure, and bringing more services to East Portland. Currently, he is an assistant attorney general at the Oregon Department of Justice.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Dunn Carney as a real estate attorney. His practice will focus on real estate transactions, land use, and agricultural law.

    • 07/09/2018

      Amira Streeter JD ’13 will join the Oregon governor’s office on July 9 as part of the natural resources team. Streeter will assume responsibility for liaising with a number of natural resource state agencies. She brings deep experience in brownfields policy, project management and collaborative problem solving, and community engagement and empowerment. Streeter most recently worked as a policy director for Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, focusing on issues such as the Portland Harbor Superfund clean-up, housing, community development, and public arts and culture. She also has experience in the private and nonprofit sectors, having served as a policy analyst and legislative liaison for Oregon Representative Lew Frederick and as an environmental prosecution clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Streeter earned a certificate in environmental and natural resources law with her JD, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and dance from Skidmore College.

    • 05/18/2016

      Was named a 2016 Kelly W.G. Clark Advocacy Award winner by Sparks of Hope, a nonprofit agency that assists child survivors of abuse. She shares the award with the Spotlight team from the Boston Globe. Swanson, an attorney at Crew Janci LLP, was instrumental in passing three recent Oregon laws supporting survivors of sexual assault.

    • 05/27/2016

      Was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

    • 05/05/2016

      Joined Larvik and Schaeffer Attorneys in La Grande, Oregon, in January 2016. Westenskow’s practice focuses primarily on real estate and land use, estate planning and administration, and business transactions. Previously, she taught legal writing at Lewis & Clark, worked as an attorney in private practice in Eugene, and taught writing at Eastern Oregon University.

    • 10/13/2016

      Joined the law firm of Meyer, Fluegge & Tenney. Previously, Worley served nearly three years as a deputy prosecuting attorney at the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He plans to use his litigation background to build a practice in civil litigation, labor and employment law, medical malpractice, and municipal law.

    • Animal Dignity Protection in Swiss Law—Status Quo and Future Perspectives

      Gieri Bolliger LLM ’14 discusses the basic ideas, implications, challenges, and opportunities of animal dignity protection as well as its systematic embedding within Swiss law.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • 06/21/2017

      Jake Brooks JD ’14 and Rhylee Smith JD ’14 were married in Liberty Lake, Washington, on May 28, 2017. Jeffrey Crosswhite JD ’14, Kya Marienfeld JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Will McLaren JD ’14, Jess Pezley JD ’14, Benjamin Saver JD ’14, Jordan Schoonover JD ’14, Jeff Speir JD ’15, Peter Stein JD ’14, Chelsea Stone JD ’14, and Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14 attended the wedding.

    • 03/12/2018

      Whitney Christensen JD ’14 recently started her own legal firm, Christensen Law, in Corvallis, Oregon. She specializes in three areas of law: business, estate planning, and financial distress. While she was attending Lewis & Clark Law School, Christensen worked with the Oregon Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    • 10/07/2015

      Joined the litigation team of Samuels Yoelin Kantor as an associate. Clark focuses on family law.

    • 01/27/2016

      Joined the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Dennis focuses on veterans’ employment policy and rule making.

    • 03/24/2015

      Became the program specialist for the American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights in their Washington, D.C., office.

    • 04/06/2018

      George Dingeldein JD ’14 and other members of the Rathbone Law Firm have joined the real estate practice group of Dunn Carney LLP in Portland. Dingeldein has four years of experience practicing real estate, construction finance, real estate securities, and corporate general business law.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Hart Wagner as an associate. Hanks’ practice will focus on employment defense and medical malpractice defense.

    • 10/07/2015

      Joined Lane Powell as an attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group. Huggler will focus his practice on complex litigation. He holds an M.S. in criminal justice policy from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Oregon State University.

    • 06/09/2018

      Lisa Kenn JD ’14, after two years as an associate with Kramer & Associates, has established a solo practice, Lisa Kenn Family Law, LLC. Her office is located at 1020 S.W. Taylor, Suite 880, Portland, Oregon. Kenn’s practice focuses on all aspects of domestic relations law, including divorce, custody, restraining orders, guardianships, third-party custody matters, and adoptions. She also represents parties in juvenile dependency cases.

    • 07/06/2015

      Traveled to China with Tom Lindley, chair of Perkins Coie’s environment, energy, and resources practice, to provide pro bono assistance to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI). Kerr, an associate at Perkins Coie, acted as a consultant on the development and implementation of environmental laws designed to address China’s environmental concerns.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the litigation practice team at Miller Nash in their Portland office.

    • 07/07/2016

      Joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC as an associate attorney in the firm’s Portland office. Morales will practice appellate law, regulatory law, and civil litigation. He previously was a judicial law clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals, where he drafted memoranda and opinions on a variety of cases.

    • 10/03/2016

      Is a deputy district attorney in Imperial County, California.

    • 10/26/2015

      Joined the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips as an associate attorney. Neidrist’s practice includes all aspects of employment law and labor relations.

    • 02/27/2016

      Published Meet Max!, a picture book for children. The first in a series, this title introduces the big dog with the very bushy tail, his new owner, and their adventures.

    • 08/02/2016

      Jordan Schoonover JD ’14 married Jay Phillipe on June 26, 2016, in Bend, Oregon. Judge Michael Mosman officiated and attendees included Professor Jim Oleske and 2014 alumni Jake Brooks, Alyssa Mastic, Ben Saver, Bridgett Shephard, and Rhylee Smith. “We all were in the Yellow Pod during our 1L year, and Jim was our torts professor,” says Schoonover.

      From left: Rhylee Smith ’14, Jake Brooks ’14, Alyssa Mastic, ’14, Jordan Schoonover ’14, ...

      From left: Rhylee Smith ’14, Jake Brooks ’14, Alyssa Mastic, ’14, Jordan Schoonover ’14, Bridgett Shephard ’14, Ben Saver ’14, and Professor Jim Oleske 

    • 06/21/2017

      Rhylee Smith JD ’14 and Jake Brooks JD ’14 were married in Liberty Lake, Washington, on May 28, 2017. Jeffrey Crosswhite JD ’14, Kya Marienfeld JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Will McLaren JD ’14, Jess Pezley JD ’14, Benjamin Saver JD ’14, Jordan Schoonover JD ’14, Jeff Speir JD ’15, Peter Stein JD ’14, Chelsea Stone JD ’14, and Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14 attended the wedding.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the litigation department at Tonkon Torp.

    • 06/29/2018

      Leland Baxter-Neal JD ’15 has taken a position with the ACLU of Oregon. Previously, Baxter-Neal worked at Immigrant Defense Oregon, a project at Metropolitan Public Defender. There, he represented people in deportation proceedings and worked with unaccompanied minors held in a secure detention facility. He also worked to improve access to immigration legal services and with Oregon Ready to help develop and advocate for a universal representation project at the Portland immigration court. In his first week with the ACLU, Baxter-Neal fought the federal government for access to the 123 immigrants and asylum seekers in ICE custody who had just been shipped to the federal prison in Sheridan. The following week, he helped secure a major victory in federal court when the judge found that the federal government was unconstitutionally preventing Baxter-Neal and other pro bono attorneys from entering the prison or communicating with the immigrants detained there. The judge ordered that the lawyers be allowed access. 

    • 10/06/2015

      Partnered with Alexandra Schneider to open a small immigration firm in Portland. They work on humanitarian visas, asylum cases, removal defense, and family-based immigration claims.

    • 01/31/2017

      Is a senior intergovernmental program analyst in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Diaz writes that he would like “to connect with folks who are working on legislation to protect and advance efforts to combat climate change and ensure civil rights for all…we, in California, are continuing to partner with other jurisdictions, especially in light of the shift at the federal level.” He can be reached at samuel.diaz@opr.ca.gov.

    • 07/07/2016

      Joined Bendixsen Law in Hermiston, Oregon. Foy was previously at the Umatilla County District Attorney’s office.

    • 12/21/2016

      Joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in its litigation department. Grant, who graduated first in her class, spent the past year serving as a judicial law clerk for Judge Mary Beck Briscoe at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. While pursuing her degree she worked as a summer associate at Tonkon Torp for two summers and as a law clerk with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section, in Washington, D.C.

    • 03/02/2016

      Was selected to be a Presidential Leadership Scholar, joining the second class of a leadership development initiative that draws on the resources of the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. The six-month executive-style program starts at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home, and travels to each participating presidential center so scholars can learn from former presidents, key administration officials, and leading academics. The goals are to study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help participants make an impact in their communities.

    • 10/06/2015

      Was named associate attorney at Wiscarson Law in Portland. Reid focuses on special education law for families. Before attending law school, she spent two years with AmeriCorps, working with children.

    • 05/13/2015

      Won the Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition organized by the Environmental Law Institute and the National Association of Environmental Law Studies. Reschly is the first Lewis & Clark law student to win this prestigious competition, which recognizes student writing that best advances the state of scholarship and informs the debate on a current topic in constitutional environmental law. His paper, “Pesticides, Water Quality, and the Public Trust Doctrine,” analyzes how courts could use the public trust doctrine to regulate certain forms of water pollution and argues that the current regulatory framework governing pesticides is insufficient to protect human health, the environment, wildlife, or water quality.

    • 10/13/2017

      Megan Reuther JD ’15 has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in its litigation department. Previously, Reuther served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Erika Hadlock of the Oregon Court of Appeals. During her two-year clerkship, Reuther worked on a variety of civil, administrative, and criminal appeals, including complex business and contract law cases, workers’ compensation matters, and free-speech issues. Reuther holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Azusa Pacific University and earned highest honors at Lewis & Clark Law School. She was notes and comments editor for the Lewis & Clark Law Review and received the Paul Casey Public Interest and Candise DuBoff-Jones Memorial Scholarships. As a law school, Reuther worked as a summer associate at Haglund Kelley LLP and as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

    • 07/12/2018

      David Rosengard JD ’15, LLM ’16 and his wife, Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09, bought their first home in Saint Helens, Oregon, in October 2017. They promptly adopted two adorable rescue pitbulls, who keep them busy. David works at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and teaches as a adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Diana works as a senior manager at a global open-source technology company, while writing novels in her spare time.

    • 11/01/2015

      Was presented with the 2015 Williamson Award by Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Alumni Association, in recognition of Sandford’s dedication to the pursuit of public interest environmental law.

    • 11/02/2016

      Joined the League of Oregon Cities as assistant general counsel. Thoennes will advocate in the areas of constitutional and municipal law, and will help develop training and educational materials for elected officials in municipal government. Previously, he clerked for Justice Rives Kistler of the Oregon Supreme Court, where he met his wife, Lauren Eldridge, who was clerking for Justice Jack Landau. Lauren is currently a staff attorney for the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board.

    • 11/11/2016

      Joined the southwest Washington law firm of Phillips Burgess. Past associate editor of Environmental Law Review, van Alstyne earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, where he was featured clarinetist in the university’s orchestra. Prior to joining Phillips Burgess, he was a staff attorney with the Pierce County Housing Justice Project. During law school, van Alstyne was a full-time law clerk for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a law clerk for the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, and a summer intern for a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India. He can be reached at kvanalstyne@phillipsburgesslaw.com.

    • 04/17/2017

      Katherine M. Acosta JD ’16 works for the Portland law firm Dunn Carney. A former summer associate with the firm, she joined its litigation group as a full associate after graduating.

    • 10/07/2016

      Joined the construction and litigation practice groups at Ball Janik LLP in Portland on September 1, 2016. Blake’s practice includes general litigation and representation of residential and commercial owners in construction defect claims of all types.

    • 04/17/2017

      Jessica Brockway JD ’16 joined Oregon Congressional Representative Cliff Bentz’ staff as legislative director for the 2017 legislative session. She provides policy analysis, bill research, hearing backup, task force process management, and policy development for District 60, which includes Baker, Grant, Harney, Lake, and Malheur Counties.

    • 03/20/2018

      Taylor Lewis JD ’16 joined litigation firm Hart Wagner LLP as an associate in their Portland office. Lewis’ practice will focus on commercial litigation, employment litigation, general tort liability litigation, and medical and legal malpractice defense.

    • 03/02/2018

      Colby Stewart JD ’16 joined the CNMI Office of the Attorney General (Saipan Island) in its Civil Division. Stewart previously clerked for the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Municipality of Anchorage (Alaska), and served as the editor-in-chief of Animal Law Review. Following law school, he moved to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to serve as a staff attorney at the Law Revision Commission, where he aided in the codification of statutes and regulations, edited and composed legal publications, presented professional development trainings, worked on court policies and procedures, and assisted the Judiciary’s general counsel on a wide range of legal matters.

    • 02/20/2018

      Heather Fossity JD ’17 has joined Barran Liebman’s employment litigation team. Fossity has a diverse legal background representing Oregon employers.

    • 04/16/2018

      Josh Goldberg JD ’17 joined Barran Liebman. Goldberg represents employers and management in employment law litigation, and provides advice on a full range of employment law matters. After he earned his JD, Goldberg externed with the Honorable Ann Aiken, and served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jerome LaBarre and the Honorable Andrew Lavin. Prior to law school, he served as a policy assistant for Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 during her tenure as Oregon’s secretary of state.

    • 10/30/2017

      Jarell Hunt JD ’17 has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in its business department. A Portland native, Hunt worked with the firm during the summer while a student. Prior to earning his law degree, he also worked for several years at M Holdings Securities, where he gained insight into the financial services sector and experience with broker dealers, registered investment advisors, and funds.

    • 03/12/2018

      Olivia Schneider Grabacki JD ’17 joined the business team of Portland law firm Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP as an associate. During law school, Schneider Grabacki served as a contracts teaching fellow, a peer mentor, and an extern for the Western Resources Legal Center. In 2015 and 2016, she worked as a law clerk for the Washington County District Attorney’s Office. In 2016, Schneider Grabacki participated in Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s summer associate program, working on general business as well as environmental and natural resource litigation matters.

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