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  • From start-up to merger, idea to initial public offering, acquisition to sale, legal issues punctuate the life of a business. The Center for Business Law and Innovation at Lewis & Clark provides comprehensive programs in business and commercial law, as well as opportunities to build practical skills through opportunities and connections with the Oregon business community.

    JD students may specialize in one of several areas, with certificates offered in Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Federal Tax Law, and Energy, Innovation & Sustainability Law. Further, a four-year joint JD/MBA degree is offered in cooperation with Portland State University.


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    Meet Our Alumni

    • Founder
      The Meriwether Group
      Class Year:
       1994
      Prior Education:  Denison University, 1990

    • Partner
      Zhong Lun Law Firm, Los Angeles Office
      Class Year:  1973
      Prior Education:  Lewis & Clark College, BS 1971

    • General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Business and Legal Affairs
      CD Baby
      Class Year:  
      2016
      Prior Education:  Portland State University, BS 2011

    • Founding and Former Managing Shareholder
      Greenberg Traurig LLP
      Class Year:  1979
      Prior Education:  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BA Political Science, 1974.

    • CEO
      ToJoy Shared Holding Company
      Class Year:  1995
      Prior Education:  East China University of Politics and Law (LL.B)

    • Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary
      NW Natural Holdings and NW Natural
      Class Year:  
      1999
      Prior Education:  Kansas State University, BS 1994.

    • Enforcement Attorney
      Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission
      Class Year:  2018
      Prior Education:  University of Arizona, BA 2014.

    • Director, Associate General Counsel
      Western Digital Corporation
      Class Year:  2002
      Prior Education:  Oregon State University, BS Philosophy with Business Minor (1999)

    • Tax and Business Attorney
      Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
      Class Year:  2004
      Prior Education:  UCLA, 1992
         University of Washington (LLM,) 2008

    • Office Managing Partner
      Troutman Sanders LLP.
      Class Year:  2000
      Prior Education:  Oregon State University, 1992

    • Business Transactions Attorney
      Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
      Class Year:  2012
      Prior Education:  Linfield University, BA 2007.

    • Co-Founder
      Chen Yoshimura, LLP.
      Class Year:  1995
      Previous Education:  Beijing University BS
         Cornell University PhD, 1992

    • Attorney
      Immix Law
      Class Year:  
      2011
      Prior Education:  University of California, Santa Cruz, 1999

    • Principal and Owner
      Immix Law
      Class Year:  2007
      Prior Education:  University of Portland, 2001

    • Associate Attorney
      Perkins Coie LLP
      Class Year
      :  2019
      Prior Education:  Seattle University, BA 2014

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