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Class of 2000

  • SA
    • 06/18/2017

      Saif Mohammed Al Hajeri BA ’00 has been appointed chair of the Department of Economic Development for the United Arab Emirates.

  • MB
    • 10/14/2016

      Matt Biondi MAT ’00 appeared on the radio show Sports Byline USA to share where his life has taken him since his time as an Olympic swimmer and motivational speaker. He now teaches middle and high school students at a small private school in Hawai’i.

  • AB
    • 11/22/2016

      Adrian L. Brown JD ’00 received the John Marshall Award for Participation in Litigation from U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her work to remedy employment discrimination experienced by Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Brown is the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

  • DG
    • 10/14/2016

      Don Grotting, who completed the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling’s Standard Superintendent Licensure Program in 2000, was named the new superintendent for the Beaverton (Oregon) School District. Grotting was previously superintendent of the David Douglas School District in eastern Portland.

  • KH
    • 10/23/2017

      Karl Hausafus JD ’00 rejoined the Portland-based investment firm Arnerich Massena as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Hausafus has overall responsibility for the legal and compliance functions of the firm. (He previously served Arnerich Massena in this capacity from 2010 to 2016.) He has also been named a principal of the firm, joining the company’s shareholder group. Hausafus brings more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry, having most recently served as chief legal officer for Saturna Capital and as general counsel and chief compliance officer for the Oregon State Treasury. Prior to his original tenure with Arnerich Massena, he served as general counsel and chief compliance officer of Compass Holdings, LLC, and as senior associate attorney with Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP, where he advised both public and private companies on general securities and business issues.

  • Román Hernández JD ’00
    RH
    • 05/27/2015

      Román Hernández JD ’00 joined K&L Gates as partner in Portland. With a focus on employment law, labor law, and business litigation, Hernández represents employers in the defense of discrimination, unfair labor practices, harassment, and wage abuse allegations and on international matters involving multinational contracts. He also acts as lead counsel in class action disputes at the state and federal level, in addition to arguing before the National Labor Relations Board.

  • NK
    • 10/14/2016

      Nathaniel “Nat” Keefe BA ’00 and his band Hot Buttered Rum (which he started with Erik Yates BA ’00) headlined the Wild Rivers Music Festival in Brookings, Oregon, as well as the Blues, Brews & BBQ festival at Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, Utah, in summer 2016. The San Francisco quintet plays rock music, with aspects of jazz, country, and folk. They’ve recently released a series of three EPs under the umbrella title “The Kite and the Key.”

  • KL
    • 06/06/2016

      Kate Cottrell Leonard JD ’00 was named the Title IX/ADA coordinator at the University of Washington April 2016 . “I want to recognize the wonderful training I received at Lewis & Clark for helping me get here,” says Leonard.

    • 09/01/2014

      Michael Newhouse JD ’00 joined Buchalter Nemer’s litigation practice group in Los Angeles. A significant part of Newhouse’s work focuses on representing developers, landlords, tenants, property managers, and financial institutions in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate litigation and transactions. Among his clients are companies and individuals in the apparel, technology, financial, multimedia and post-production, interior design, and jewelry industries, as well as insurers, licensors, and accredited investors.

  • Rob Roy Smith JD ’00
    RS
    • 05/10/2016

      Rob Roy Smith JD ’00 was included by Law360 in its “Top Attorneys Under 40 for Native American Law” list. Smith was one of only three lawyers selected nationwide for this honor.

  • UW
    • 09/19/2017

      Ulanda Watkins JD ’96 was appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 and sworn into office on August 1, 2017, by Judge Adrienne Nelson of the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Watkins is the only judge of color in Clackamas County, as well as the first African American to serve as a judge in an Oregon county other than Multnomah. A former defense lawyer and managing attorney at GEICO, the Portland native is the third African American woman to rise to the Oregon state bench.

  • LZ
    • 02/15/2017

      Larry Zurcher MAT ’00, who has taught in the Lake Oswego (Oregon) School District since 1990, was featured in a story in the Lake Oswego Review. Zurcher has been placed in charge of preparing the district’s teachers to use new technologies and approaches to educating students in STEM fields.