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  • 1950s

  • 1958

    Elizabeth Zink Gordon B.A. ’58 writes in a note with a donation, “I have been enriched these last 50 years through my college experience”–including meeting her husband, Darryl Gordon B.A. ’55, who taught in the Springfield schools for 30 years. Highlights of her time at L&C included “Contemporary Poetry and Romantic Literature with Dr. Dusenbery, Shakespeare with Dr. Brooks, biology with Dr. Kozloff, Greek with Dr. Anderson, oil painting with Alice Asmar, and Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship.” She concludes, “Scholarships and stipends made college possible for me.”

  • 1960s

  • 1966

    David Waterbury B.A. has spent most of his time since graduation in Japan. Between 1966 and 1971 he taught English in language schools in Tokyo and Nagasaki, with a part-time teaching position at Nagasaki University. From 1971 to 1973 he taught part time in Portland-area schools. He went back to Japan, to Sapporo, for about a year before returning stateside to get his master of arts in English at Portland State University. He was an instructor in English at Sapporo Medical College from 1975 to 1984, when he moved to Okayama, where he is now a professor of English and chairs the foreign languages department at Kawasaki Medical School.

    1967

    Ray Benner J.D. has joined the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as of counsel. He focuses his practice in employee benefits law, specializing in qualified retirement plans. He has practiced law for 41 years, most recently with Benner & Associates in Portland. Benner has written numerous articles for professional and legal publications and coauthored Qualified Retirement Plans, published by National Law Publishing. In addition, he lectures and has taught courses in the qualified retirement plan for several organizations. Benner is a member of the Western Pension Benefits Conference and the ABA Section on Taxation, as well as an adjunct member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA.

    1968

    Michael Peterson B.A. says, “‘Kaitiaki’ is a Maori word that connotes ownership of the earth. It is a spiritual concept and might translate roughly to ‘gardener’ in the best sense. In that spirit, we’ve just released our website, wikigardens.com–a unique combination of serious gardener/landscaper/geek. Who knows where this will lead, but if you’re a serious gardener, drop by and let us know what you think.”

  • 1970s

  • 1972

    Marcia Munson B.A. recently started teaching a course in wilderness skills at Santa Rosa (California) Junior College. The course was inspired by her participation in Lewis & Clark’s 1970 Northwest-Hawaii field study program, and her recent backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail.

    1975

    Emil Berg J.D. has become of counsel to Greener Burke Shoemaker in Boise, where his practice emphasizes appeals, civil motions, and insurance coverage issues in the state and federal courts of Oregon and Idaho. During his 32-year career, Berg has handled more than 150 appellate matters.

    Marla Carlson B.A. earned her Ph.D. in theatre from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, in 2002. Her article “Looking, Listening, and Remembering: Ways to Walk New York after 9/11” won the 2007 David Keller Award from the American Society for Theatre Research. Her husband, Tony Dardis, teaches philosophy at Hofstra University, where their son Eli starts college in fall 2008 just as she starts a new job as assistant professor of theatre at the University of Georgia.

    Gary Grenley J.D. has been elected to the board of directors of Oregon Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting children in Multnomah and Washington counties who are abused or neglected. Grenley has been a CASA volunteer for nearly four years. For over 30 years, he has devoted his practice to business litigation, primarily in the areas of real estate, construction, and financial investments. He was recently recognized as one of Oregon’s “super lawyers,” an honor received by only 5 percent of Oregon’s lawyers. Grenley is cofounder of the Portland business law firm Grenley, Rotenberg, Evans, Bragg & Bodie.

    Christine Lorentz-Gustafson B.A. received PMP certification from the Project Management Institute in spring 2008. From Portland State University, she received the advanced project management certificate also in spring 2008.

    1976

    Brian Gavin B.S. has returned to Portland after serving on U.S. senatorial and congressional staffs from Portland to Arizona to Indiana, and most recently for Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland. He earned his law degree from Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles. Please feel welcome to write him at ckcbpg@yahoo.com.

    1977

    Cliff Bentz J.D. was the unanimous selection of the 12 county commissioners of Malheur, Baker, Harney, and Grant counties to fill the Oregon House of Representatives District 60 seat formerly held by Representative Tom Butler. Bentz served in the special session of the legislature that ended February 22. He is a senior partner at the firm Yturri Rose in Ontario.

    Catherine Dowdle B.A. received a joint master of divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont and the Claremont School of Theology in May 2007. She was ordained to the sacred order of deacons in the Episcopal Church in December 2006 and ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in June 2007. She is a priest in charge of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Alpine, California.

    1978

    James Robertson B.A., since graduation, has worked as a Presbyterian minister, an insurance salesman (not the same thing), and an English teacher. He’s lived in Northern and Southern California, Tacoma, Denver, and Osaka, Japan. He’s married and “trying to help raise two wonderful but challenging daughters. Life has been mostly good.” In 1995, he says, he “morphed into a corporate lawyer (now a partner) in the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin–a large international law firm. From 2000 to 2005 we lived in Tokyo, which was a wonderful place to raise a family.”

    Vincent Salvi J.D. has been appointed senior assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice.

    Nancy Tauman J.D. is now of counsel to Jordan Schrader Ramis. After nearly 30 years of practice, her current area of focus is exclusively arbitration and mediation.

    1979

    Phyllis Oster B.A. was project manager for the successful application of Pacific Northwest College of Art to the U.S. Department of Education to acquire the 500 N.W. Broadway Building in Portland. The building, given to the college under a 100 percent public benefit allowance at no cost, will play a major role in the school’s expansion plans.

  • 1980s

  • 1981

    Marianne Schimelfenig J.D. became general counsel for Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She has been practicing law in higher education since 1990, most recently as general counsel for Saint Mary’s College of California. Prior to that, Schimelfenig was a trial lawyer in the office of the general counsel for the regents of the University of California.

    1983

    Amy Alpern J.D. has joined Littler Mendleson as a shareholder. She focuses primarily on litigation and has tried numerous employment cases. Before joining Littler, Alpern was a shareholder with Amburgey & Rubin.

    Paul Roth B.A. was named Businessperson of the Year for 2007 by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his community involvement. Roth owns and operates two businesses in the Eugene-Springfield area–Roaring Rapids Pizza Company and Camp Putt Adventure Golf Park.

    John Schneider Jr. B.A. is president of W.D. Larson Companies in Bloomington, Minnesota, a dealer network for Peterbilt trucks. He and wife Rachel, married for 20 years, have two sons, John III, 11, and Jake, 7.

    Douglas Stringer J.D. has rejoined the office of the prosecutor as a senior trial attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He worked there as a trial attorney from 1997 to 2002.

    1984

    Kay Wakefield Abramowitz J.D. has been awarded a certificate in family business advising with fellow status from the Family Firm Institute. The certificate with fellow status recognizes extensive experience and commitment to the field of family business advising. In her work as attorney and shareholder at Buckley LeChevallier in Lake Oswego, Abramowitz concentrates on estate planning, estate and trust administration, entity formation, and business advising with a special focus on family-owned businesses.

    Barry Paisner J.D. has had an article published in the New Mexico Law Review. The piece, coauthored by Michelle Haubert-Barela, is titled “Correcting the Imbalance: The New Mexico Public Employee Bargaining Act and the Statutory Rights Provided to Public Employees” and can be found in the spring 2007 (Vol. 37 No. 2) issue of the review.

    Cynthia Scharf B.A. has been blessed with an interesting, unpredictable journey since college, one that has taken her from Moscow, working as a journalist during the Gorby era, to Washington, D.C., London, Geneva, and now New York, where she is a speechwriter for the U.N.’s top humanitarian aid official. The best part, she says, has been her companions along the way, including her husband, Vladimir, and 14-year-old daughter, Nadezhda.

    Dave Tilton J.D. has been appointed a commissioner for the Coos-Curry Housing Authority. He has also been elected president of the Bay Area Rotary Club for 2009–10. Tilton continues his law practice in Coos Bay.

    1987

    Peter Meza J.D. has been appointed to counsel at Hogan & Hartson in the firm’s Colorado Springs office. His legal practice focuses on intellectual property matters for U.S. and international semiconductor and high-technology electronics clients.

    Helen Tompkins J.D. has joined the Lake Oswego firm of Buckley LeChevallier as senior counsel. Her practice focuses on civil appeals and complex civil litigation cases, both commercial and consumer. A former contact hearings officer for the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, Tompkins is a member of the Oregon State Bar’s Products Liability Executive Committee and vice president of the board of directors for Pacific Youth Choir.

    1988

    Blair Bobier J.D. has joined the Reynolds Law Firm in Corvallis. He continues his work representing community groups, charter schools, and nonprofit organizations. Bobier served as media director for the Green Party’s 2004 presidential campaign and played an instrumental role in initiating the unprecedented statewide recount of presidential ballots in Ohio that year. In 1998, he was nominated as the first gubernatorial candidate of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon.

    Leslie Ervin B.A. who lives with her husband, Chris Ervin, in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, says, “I somehow managed to retire–staying at home sure is nice!”

    1989

    Jacob Kosman B.A. and Julie Urvater CAS ‘88 live with their two children (see Births,) in Seattle, where Jacob works in software and Julie works in patent law.

    David Weigel B.A. is living and working in Portland, for the last 10 years as vice president of marketing for Ecos, an environmental services firm. He still makes music and spends quality time with his two amazing kids.

  • 1990s

  • 1990

    William Hills B.A. recently transferred to the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, where he is the security attache. Previous postings were in Luanda, Bujumbura, and Berlin.

    Cameron Shayegi B.A., who moved back to the States in November 2007, has found the transition smoother than he expected after living for 13 years in Asia, in Pusan, Korea; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Qingdao and Guangzhou, China; and finally Bangkok, Thailand.

    1991

    Dagmar Butte J.D. has been named a partner at Parker, Bush & Lane. She continues to advise clients on family and business immigration. Butte is an elected member of the board of governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, chair of AILA’s Removal/Detention/Due Process Committee, cochair of AILA’s Fee Increase Model Regulatory Comment Committee, and a member of its Publications Committee.

    Jess Ford B.S. and wife Laura Ford B.A. have moved to Weatherford, Texas (west of Fort Worth). You can reach them through Lewis & Clark’s online alumni directory.

    Michael Winans B.A. has changed his last name from Sterzel to Winans. His new e-mail address is  michaelwinans714@yahoo.com. He would like to hear from L&C friends.

    1992

    Charles Dunn B.A. is in his sixth year teaching at Linfield College. Now tenured, he was promoted to associate professor of mathematics this fall. He and Scott Hohman, his partner of 10 years, recently registered as domestic partners in Oregon.

    Joelle Jensen B.A. spends her free time freelance writing for magazines and clients. The rest of her time is spent caring for her two children, Ripley (born in 2005) and Koen (born in 2007). Her husband, Edward, is in the U.S. Navy. They live in Hawaii.

    Wendy Lucker B.A. says, “One of the things I learned at Lewis & Clark College and cherish to this day is the skill of critical thinking. As a counselor working primarily with youth at risk, I enjoy teaching and empowering people to use this skill. I fell in love with Oregon while attending Lewis & Clark and now call Bend home.”

    Barry Needleman J.D. has been named chair of the management committee of the full-service McLane Law Firm in New Hampshire. Needleman has been practicing in the firm’s environmental department since 1993 and has been a director since 2000.

    Jennifer Castle Rotar B.A. balances her home-based freelance Web design business with a joyful family life in Berthoud, Colorado. In January she received the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award for donating Web services to several community organizations, including Berthoud Cares, a fund-raising effort for two young men who lost their legs in a 2007 auto accident. The Berthoud Cares website was featured in the May 2007 issue of Parade magazine.

    1993

    Ingrid Brydolf J.D. has been named a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine. Brydolf specializes in health law at the firm’s Portland office.

    Brigitta Lee B.A. finished her Ph.D. in East Asian studies at Princeton University in 2007 and is now an assistant professor of premodern Chinese literature at the University of Arizona.

    1994

    Mitchell Milby J.D. formed Clark Ashworth Milby in Dallas, Texas, in 2006. The firm consists of five attorneys and its practice areas include corporate/transactional law and litigation. Milby focuses on the defense of design professionals. He is currently the legal columnist for the American Institute of Architects’ bimonthly magazine, Columns.

    J.D. Williams J.D. was appointed to a two-year term as an appellate judge for the Grand Ronde Tribal Court. Williams specializes in Indian and energy law in Oregon and Washington.

    1995

    Shoshana Gordon-Knight B.A. lives in Portland with her husband and two daughters. A personal trainer and life-style coach, she especially enjoys working with youth on issues to do with eating and exercising healthfully.

    Joshua Norman B.A. is happily living with partner Elizabeth in Cincinnati, Ohio. He works around the globe doing design research and strategy for long-term innovation plans with Procter and Gamble, currently focusing on baby care products and sustainability programs. He still draws and takes pictures constantly and sculpts when he can. He reports, “My LC history degree paired with an M.F.A. in industrial design is oddly complementary, combining research, creative/lateral thinking, design execution, and clear written communication. History and industrial design … who knew?”

    Tristan Nunez B.A. plans to explore academic and practical interests in ecology and environmental conflict resolution in graduate school in 2008 and 2009, and is currently in the great Pacific Northwest.

    Leslie Perkins B.A. works for Farmers Conservation Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to finding, developing, and implementing resource solutions for rural communities. He is also serving in his second term as a Hood River County commissioner. Hood River County has been working to develop community renewable energy projects and has completed a resource assessment for the entire county. Their goal is to produce more renewable energy within the county than the county consumes.

    1996

    Jennifer LeBoutillier B.A. ‘96 and Stephen LeBoutillier B.A. ‘00 note that their newest addition, Walter (see Births) is growing fast and working out so he can start wrestling his big brother, Harrison. Only a couple more years until they will both be walking the paths of L&C, says Stephen.

    Harlan Levy J.D. has been named the Oregon director of the National Federation of Independent Business. He previously served as government affairs director for the Oregon Association of Realtors.

    1997

    Mitch Baker J.D. has been elected to partnership at Fisher & Phillips in the firm’s Portland office. He has defended a variety of employers in labor and employment law matters in both state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal agencies. Baker is a frequent speaker at local and regional employment law seminars and has authored desk book chapters on federal civil litigation and civil trial procedure for the Oregon State Bar.

    Jonathan Chinn B.A. works for an environmental consulting firm in Seattle, where he lives with his wife, whom he met in graduate school in California, and their year-old daughter.

    Richelle Luther J.D. has been appointed chief governance officer and corporate secretary for NW Natural. She had served as assistant corporate secretary since joining the company in 2002, focusing primarily on corporate governance and financial reporting issues. In her new role, Luther has sole responsibility for board and corporate governance matters. Previously, Luther was a corporate attorney with Stoel Rives. She served on the board of the March of Dimes from 2003 to 2007 and is a mentor to current law students. She was recognized in 2006 as one of the Business Journal’s “Forty under 40.”

    Holly Somers J.D. has been appointed presiding administrative law judge of the hearings division of the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board. Somers is chair-elect of the OSB Workers’ Compensation Section.

    1998

    Emily Cotton B.A. is a therapist living in rural southern Wisconsin. She does in-home family therapy for children with severe emotional difficulties and their families. She has a 2-year-old son named Sam.

    Mackenzie Howard B.A. received her Ph.D. in February from the physiology and biophysics department at the University of Washington.

  • 2000s

  • 2000

    Jason Ayres J.D. has joined the law firm of Farleigh Wada Witt as an associate. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy.

    Nicole Arthurs Caputo B.A. has been working as an HIV case manager at OHSU/Partnership Project for almost four years. She and husband Andres have been married since August 2002. (See also Births.)

    Emily Davis B.A. ‘00, M.A.T. ‘02 is in her last year of Ph.D. work in curriculum and instruction at the University of Virginia and is the coordinator of a mentoring program for beginning teachers in a local school district. She lives with her husband, Jason Davis, near Charlottesville.

    Cameron Hays B.A. recently found himself teaching American history, world history, government, geography, and music history at September High School (a school he attended briefly himself) in Boulder, Colorado. As the only social studies teacher at the school, he says, he is now the “default chair of the social studies department.”

    Stephen LeBoutillier B.A. ‘00 and Jennifer LeBoutillier B.A. ‘96 note that their newest addition, Walter (see Births) is growing fast and working out so he can start wrestling his big brother, Harrison. Only a couple more years until they will both be walking the paths of L&C, says Stephen, who is associate director of Alumni and Parent Programs at Lewis & Clark.

    Tim Revett B.A. earned his master of arts in teaching at George Fox University in 2003. He taught Spanish at Gregory Heights Middle School in northeast Portland for four years. Currently he serves as a missionary, teaching at Nuevo Horizonte School, in a suburb of Asuncion, Paraguay.

    Rob Smith J.D. has joined the Seattle office of Ater Wynne as of counsel. He has served as counsel to numerous Indian tribes and is an adjunct professor of federal Indian law at Seattle University School of Law. Smith works with tribes throughout the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Oklahoma, advising Indian tribal clients and those doing business in Indian country on all aspects of federal law, including economic development, natural and cultural resource protection, taxation, tribal sovereignty, and gaming.

    Cam Tredennick J.D. has joined Western Rivers Conservancy and opened a WRC office in Sacramento. Half his work takes place in California, half in other Western states. Prior to WRC, Tredennick worked for 15 years in land conservation law, public land management, and land acquisition, most recently as a project director for the Nature Conservancy in San Diego.

    2001

    Tonya Alexander J.D., owner of the Alexander Law Office, practices family law in Beaverton. She focuses on cooperative and collaborative family law cases in the tricounty area.

    Jason Guchereau B.A. is in the MBA+ program at Portland State University. (See also Marriages.)

    Kent Hymel B.A. is in his fourth year of the economics Ph.D. program at the University of California at Irvine. He spends most of his free time gardening, cooking, and playing soccer with his wife, Julia Boehm B.A. ‘03, but has also taken up sailing keelboats and golf.

    Kristian Roggendorf J.D. has been named a partner at the Portland firm O’Donnell Clark & Crew. His areas of focus include condemnation law; environmental compliance and administrative law; initiative and election law; governmental relations; civil rights litigation in the areas of education, property, and firearm rights; and obtaining justice for the victims of child sexual abuse.

    Ian Townley B.A., winding up four years of dissertation research at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is just about finished with school … “for good this time! My wife and I will be moving to where we can both find jobs. So, who knows … the world is our oyster and we brought sauce!”

    2002

    William Allen B.A. and wife Katie, married for more than three years, live in Portland. He is with American General Financial Services and she works for BPN in Portland. He would welcome a note or visit from friends.

    Susan Cohen B.A. moved 3,000-plus miles southeast in August 2007 and now lives in Durham, North Carolina. She works as a mental health therapist with children and their families and is enjoying the sunshine and seasons immensely.

    Lorne Dauenhauer J.D. has been elected a shareholder at Lane Powell. Dauenhauer practices exclusively in the areas of employee benefits, ERISA, and executive compensation.

    Sean Driscoll J.D. has joined the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips as an associate. Previously, he practiced labor and employment litigation law with a Salem firm. Driscoll’s practice includes the defense of claims involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour laws, and disability and leave laws. He also assists employers with the enforcement of non-competition agreements and prosecuting Trade Secrets Act violations.

    2003

    John Crenshaw-Gardner B.A., having earned his master’s degree in education from Iowa State University, has accepted a position as assistant director of residence life at Truman State University. He and wife Tarasa Gardner are looking forward to their new life in Kirksville, Missouri.

    Perry Heitman J.D. has formed Perry Heitman Attorney in downtown Portland. He provides business, real estate, and commercial law and litigation services for individuals and corporate clients, as well as contract services to the legal community.

    Jonas Lerman B.A. is enjoying law school at the University of California at Berkeley more than he’d expected he would. This summer, he worked for a federal judge on the U.S. District Court. He can be reached at  jonas@jonaslerman.com.

    Christopher Lombard J.D. has been named legal editor for Portland-based Business Valuation Resources, which provides specialized information publishing geared toward the business valuation industry.

    Suzanne Newman J.D. has become a permanent member of the Multnomah County office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon, where she works as office administrator.

    Patricia Pearson B.A., after earning her master’s in history from the University of Texas at Austin, moved to Seattle in summer 2007. She shares an apartment with Jason Voss B.A. ‘05 (“but we are not dating!”) and her cat, Monkey.

    Erin Haick B.A. ‘03 and Amanda Gassett B.A. ‘04 live in the same apartment building, and she also sees Anna Bellersen B.A. ‘03 often. During 2007 she worked with now-deceased history professor David Savage on his final manuscript, which she is committed to continuing. She has a chapter in a book on the Atlantic world coming out this year, is working for Seattle University, and is preparing to return to graduate school in 2009. She welcomes any clarifying questions.

    Zackary Ross B.A. completed his master’s degree in educational theatre at New York University in September 2007 and begins doctoral study in theatre history this fall.

    Sheree Rybak J.D. has been elected to partnership at Klarquist Sparkman in the firm’s Portland office. Her practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, with an emphasis in the fields of biotechnology and plants.

    Courtney Winkfield B.A. helped to open a brand-new public high school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2006. The school, Academy for Young Writers, focuses on writing and publishing throughout the disciplines. She taught 9th- and 10th-grade English there for two years before becoming assistant principal this summer. She lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with husband David and their chocolate lab, Garp.

    2004

    Casia Freitas B.A. has moved back home to California to begin a new job as a researcher at the New Teacher Center at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She misses the Red Sox and the T, but enjoys living a block from the Pacific Ocean. Over the past year she has been collaborating on a forthcoming book on strategic philanthropy.

    Ursula Kienbaum J.D. has joined Littler Mendleson as an associate. Previously, she was an associate at Amburgey & Rubin.

    Rachel Rogers Safadi B.A. (see Marriages) lives in Saratoga, California, and is a marriage and family therapist at EMQ Children and Family Services.

    Stephanie Thompson J.D. has joined the Oregon Department of Justice in the business transactions section.

    2005

    Amy Jamieson J.D. has joined the Portland firm McDowell & Rackner as an associate. She previously practiced energy and telecommunications law at Ater Wynne.

    2006

    James Harreld B.A., immediately after graduating, took a job as a consultant for IBM. He works with the Institute for Business Value, providing thought leadership on the Chinese marketplace. Based in Beijing, he expects to continue to develop a career in Asia.

    Kristin May J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. She joins the department after working with a private law firm in Lake Oswego.

    Amy Miller J.D. has joined Multnomah Defenders Incorporated in Portland. Previously, she worked as a staff attorney for the Juvenile Rights Project.

    James Murphy J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Previously, he clerked for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. Department of the Interior, as well as private firms.

    Nicholas Strychacz B.A. is working toward his master’s degree in international economics and European studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

    Natalia Yegorova J.D. has been elected to the board of advisors of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Yegorova is an associate with Black Helterline.

    2007

    Jessica Asai J.D. has joined Farleigh Wada Witt as an associate in their Portland office. She is a member of the firm’s corporate, securities, and employment practice groups. Previously Asai clerked for the firm for two years.

    Marjorie Berger J.D. has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in its Portland office as an associate. Her focus is business and litigation. In 2006, Berger was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence.

    Scott Devlin B.A. has relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is textbook manager for Barnes & Noble College Booksellers at St. Mary’s College of California. He misses the Portland area and Palatine Hill especially.

    Erik Eklund J.D. has joined the Southern Oregon Public Defenders in Medford.

    Mami Fujii J.D. has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate in their Portland office. She has taught in race and ethnicity education and directed social science research projects. Fujii is a member of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association and the Multnomah Bar Association. Her practice focuses on tax and estate planning.

    Susan Graf J.D. has joined Klarquist Sparkman as an associate in the Portland office. Her practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution.

    Noah Horst J.D. has joined the Metropolitan Public Defender and works in their Multnomah County office.

    Peter Janci J.D. has joined the Portland firm O’Donnell, Clark & Crew as an associate. He works primarily with new partner Steve Crew in the firm’s business and commercial litigation practice area and also assists partner Kelly Clark on public law cases.

    Connie Kong J.D. has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate in their Portland office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property.

    Diane Lloyd J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice.

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