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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

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