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  • Was named a 2015 Rising Star in the employment litigation: defense category by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Sherman is an associate at Hart Wagner.

  • 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.

  • Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation. Hart, a partner at Hart Wagner, has been honored in every issue of the magazine since its debut.

  • Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in professional liability defense. Welborn is with Hart Wagner.

  • Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in personal injury defense. Kraemer is with Hart Wagner.

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

  • 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.

  • Was honored in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Markley, a founding partner of the law firm Greene & Markley, was recognized in the real estate category.

  • Richard “Dick” John Whittemore JD ’92 passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2015, having suffered cardiac arrest following a weekend of racing his BMW 325 in Auburn, Washington. He was 59 years old.

    Dick was born January 19, 1956, in Portland to Dr. James P. and Mary Margaret Whittemore. He attended St. Thomas More Grade School and Jesuit High School, from which he graduated in 1974. He earned a BA cum laude in philosophy from Colorado College in 1978. While a law student, Dick worked nights at Abernethy’s Restaurant so he could serve a clerkship for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Charles Crookham. He remained close to Crookham and delivered a eulogy at the judge’s funeral service in 2004.

    Dick joined the firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey in 1984 and was a senior shareholder. An expert in product liability defense, clergy malpractice, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation, he was a member of the Oregon, Washington, and Idaho bar associations and practiced law for more than 30 years. “Dick was the consummate professional and partner and a tremendous legal advocate equally respected by his clients, adversaries, and judges hearing his cases,” said Loren Podwill, president of Bullivant Houser Bailey. “He was a devoted teacher, spending endless hours working with newer lawyers, teaching them the tools of the trade and professionalism, and volunteering his time to judge local and national legal competitions. Dick carried himself through the world with confidence, grace, and dignity.” He had a reputation for speaking softly, listening intently, and thinking logically.

    Dick had a deep respect for the law, but his personal passion was motor racing. He traveled the Pacific Northwest participating in Sports Car Club of America races and collected numerous checkered flags throughout his racing career.

    In 1997, Dick was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and underwent six months of aggressive treatment. During this time, his dedication to his clients and his firm never wavered, and he continued to work at a high level. In 2008, Dick was diagnosed with a more aggressive form of NHL, but he succeeded in surviving both the formidable treatment and the disease with quiet strength.

    Dick was a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, which he served as national board representative president-elect. He was a member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and served as a regional judge for the 2015 National Trial Competition of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He was also a member of the Multnomah Athletic Club and the University Club of Portland, which he served as president in 2006.

    Dick is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Carolyn; sisters Kathy Johnson and Susan Honeyman; brother James Whittemore; nieces Libby Rasmussen and Katherine Byrne; and nephews Blake Whittemore, Michael Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Andrew Honeyman, and Kevin Honeyman.

  • Was named in Oregon Super Lawyers 2015 in the employment litigation category. Baker, regional managing partner of the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips, has defended a variety of employers in labor and employment law matters. He also provides training, advice, and counsel to employers on labor and employment issues. He has extensive experience in enforcing noncompetition agreements and prosecuting Trade Secrets Act violations, as well as defending employers accused of retaliating against employees for exercising protected employment rights.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Received Portland Business Journal’s 2015 Woman of Influence award. Blachly is a partner with Samuels Yoelin Kantor in Portland.

  • 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.

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