Supporting Business Law and Innovation

The Center for Business Law and Innovation at Lewis & Clark, encompassing our entire business law program, trains students in both law and strategic analysis, giving them the skills to support innovation efforts in the businesses they will serve.

The Center for Business Law and Innovation at Lewis & Clark, encompassing our entire business law program, trains students in both law and strategic analysis, giving them the skills to support innovation efforts in the businesses they will serve.

Learning takes place both in classroom settings and in experiential workshops and events. These activities are inspired and led by Portland-area business leaders from multinational corporations such as Intel, Nike, and Adidas, and by start-up and midsize businesses within Portland’s premier industries, such as technology and food. Students intern and extern with the many entrepreneurial businesses that have grown in the Portland innovation culture.

Our two business law clinics, the Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) and the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC), work with underserved individuals and entrepreneurs.

These efforts are supported by leaders in the business community, and would not be possible without their financial support and program participation.

Center for Business Law and Innovation Board

  • Dominique Alepin
    Assistant General Counsel
    Nike
  • Jerry Carleton ’07
    Founder and Principal
    Immix Law
  • Nathan Christensen – Cochair
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Mammoth HR
  • Michael Cohen
    Partner
    Schwabe
  • Kirk Dobbins
    Vice President
    Kaiser Permanente
  • Paul Ehrlich
    General Counsel for Global Brands and Americas
    Adidas
  • Shawn Filippi ’99
    Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary
    NW Natural
  • George K. Foster
    Professor of Law
    Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Oren Haker
    Partner
    Stoel Rives
  • Steven Hedberg ’84
    Chief Operating Officer
    Perkins Coie
  • David Howitt ’94
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Meriwether Group
  • Maitreya Jani
    Assistant General Counsel
    Fortune Brands
  • Trevor Jones
    Director and Associate
    General Counsel
    Intel
  • Tricia Juettemeyer ’14
  • Suk Kim
    General Counsel
    Zapier
  • Ben Lauritsen
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel
    Portland Trail Blazers
  • Matt Levin
    Shareholder
    Markowitz Herbold
  • Salumeh R. Loesch
    Counsel
    Klarquist
  • Julia E. Markley
    Partner
    Perkins Coie
  • Ambyr O’Donnell ’01 – Cochair
    Vice President for Legal and Business Development
    UserTesting
  • Samir Parikh
    Professor of Law
    Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Lisa Poplawski
    Shareholder
    Lane Powell
  • Robert Scott ’08
    Founder and Partner
    Jibe
  • Josh Smith ’05
    Partner
    Tonkon Torp