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CBLI Innovation Board

The Innovation Board of the Lewis & Clark Law School Center for Business Law & Innovation numbers among its members some of the top legal professionals representing many of the preeminent firms, corporations, and industries of the Pacific Northwest.  Together they have years of experience in corporate counseling, negotiation, representation, and litigation.  Having leant their expertise to ventures ranging from healthcare and brand management to lean startups and corporate compliance, the members of the board stand at the forefront of legal practice and thus constitute an invaluable resource for faculty and students alike.


  • Dominique Alepin
    Assistant GC, Nike

  • Jerry Carleton
    Founder and Principal, Immix Law

  • Nathan Christensen
    Co-Chair – President & CEO Mammoth HR

  • Michael Cohen
    Partner, Schwabe

  • Kirk Dobbins
    VP, Kaiser Foundations Hospitals/Health Plan

  • Paul Ehrlich
    GC Global Brands & Americas, Adidas

  • George K. Foster
    Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

  • Oren Haker
    Partner, Stoel Rives

  • Steven Hedberg ’84
    COO, Perkins Coie

  • Maitreya Jani
    Asst GC, Fortune Brands

  • Trevor Jones
    Director and Associate GC, Intel

  • Tricia Juettemeyer ’14
    Asst GC, Smarsh

  • Suk Kim
    GC, Urban Airship

  • Ben Lauritsen
    Sr VP & GC, Portland Trailblazers

  • Matt Levin
    Shareholder, Markowitz Herbold

  • Salumeh R. Loesch
    Counsel, Klarquist

  • Julia E. Markley
    Partner, Perkins Coie

  • Ambyr O’Donnell ’01
    Amber O’Donnell, VP, Legal & Business Development at UserTesting

  • Samir Parikh
    Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

  • Bill Pierznik
    COO, Act-On Software

  • Lisa Poplawski
    Shareholder, Lane Powell

  • Josh Smith ’05
    Partner, Tonkon Torp

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