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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Had his book How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice published by the Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Section of the American Bar Association in April. Alterman, a partner with the Portland firm Folawn Alterman & Richardson, has been practicing in real estate law for more than 25 years.

  • Liv Brumfield JD ’13 joined the Portland office of U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer BA ’70, JD ’76. Brumfield serves as Blumenauer’s field representative on environmental, natural resources, and agriculture issues.

  • Received the Hon. Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award in March from the Clackamas County Bar.

  • Was recognized by the Oregon Commission for Women with the Annual Oregon Women of Achievement Award. Tanner is the presiding magistrate of the Oregon Tax Court, where she has served since 1997.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Presented a CLE program—Ethical and Malpractice Issues Arising From Association and Consultation Relationships Between Attorneys Not in the Same Firm—at the January 16, 2015, meeting of the Idaho State Bar’s Litigation Section.

  • 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.

  • Is now a full-time arbitrator and mediator. Previously, Meyer was a trial lawyer, practicing civil litigation in Portland for 33 years. He was also an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark, where he taught Evidence, from 1991 through 1994. He can be reached at www.meyer-adr.com.

  • Joined Wilson Elser as a partner in their Dallas, Texas, office on May 1, 2015. Milby can be reached at 214-698-8071; mitchell.milby@wilsonelser.com; or 901 Main Street, Suite 4800, Dallas, Texas 75202.

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

  • Received Lewis & Clark Law School’s 2015 Distinguished Business Law Graduate Award. The honor recognizes demonstrated exemplary leadership. Grenley is a partner in Garvey Schubert Barer’s business litigation practice in Portland. 

  • Was elected shareholder with Landerholm, PS. An experienced litigator, Calderbank represents clients in a variety of matters, including business construction and real estate.

  • Was named to the ambassador board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest (BBBSCN), allowing him to contribute to fundraising and community outreach efforts for the organization. Volm, with Barran Liebman, has volunteered with BBBSCN for five years as a big brother and continues his mentoring work.

  • Joined the San Francisco office of Hanson Bridgett as a partner. Pujari has practiced environmental and criminal law for more than 20 years, handling complex matters in federal and state court. She is also an expert in regulatory and administrative forums, having worked as an enforcement attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., and represented companies in administrative enforcement and penalty actions. Prior to joining the private sector, Pujari was a senior assistant district attorney in the Special Prosecutions Division of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of California. In both offices, she investigated and prosecuted environmental crimes and as well as white-collar crimes such as fraud, bribery, false statements, and obstruction of justice.

  • Joined Portland law firm Bodyfelt Mount as a partner. Kent, an experienced litigator, focuses her practice on employment and insurance issues. Previously, she was the managing attorney and lead trial attorney for Zurich North America Insurance Company in Portland. She also volunteers as a judge and coach for high school mock trial competitions.

  • 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.

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

  • 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).

  • Was appointed to the position of General Magistrate in the 11th Judicial Circuit by the Chief Judge March 2015.

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