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Class of 2007

  • CAS class correspondent: Aron Phillips BA ’07

    “Hey, classmates—I know you’re out there! Please contact me with your latest updates.” —May 15, 2017

  • EA
    • 10/14/2016

      Erika Arnold BA ’07, a software engineer at New Relic in Portland, was featured in an Oregonian story about women in technology. After earning a PhD in biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Arnold decided to shift gears and complete an intensive coding course in San Francisco. Soon after, she returned to Portland to work at New Relic.

  • SB
    • 06/08/2016

      Was elected to the city council of Denton, Texas. Bagheri has worked in community affairs since she returned to Denton in 2009 to practice law. She helped launch the popular Denton Community Market in 2010 as a founding board member and an attorney for the nonprofit group. Bagheri also served on the city’s Human Services Advisory Council from 2011 to 2013, was a member of the ad hoc committee that made recommendations in 2012 for the city’s smoking ban, and served as a commissioner on the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment from 2015 until her election to the city council.

  • Jennifer Bragar JD ’07
    • 01/05/2016

      Was promoted to owner in the Portland office of Garvey Schubert Barer. Bragar’s practice focuses on land use, real estate, municipal, and environmental law. She has been involved in several significant cases throughout Oregon, including hazardous waste cleanup actions and land use advocacy on behalf of private landowners. She regularly assists as special counsel and general counsel to multiple cities across the state.

  • BE
    • 10/14/2016

      Ben Elkind BA ’07 and Amber Wiesenfeld BA ’07, September 23, 2016, near Mount Hood.

  • Joseph “Joe” Franco JD ’07
    • 07/12/2016

      Was named a 2016 Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Franco is a trial lawyer with Markowitz Herbold, a boutique business litigation firm headquartered in Portland.

  • John Grant JD ’07
    • 05/18/2016

      Joined Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, as program manager of Fisher Focus, a practice innovation initiative emphasizing legal project management, process improvement, and technology adoption. In his new role, Grant works with the firm’s lawyers and managers to drive efficiency through a focus on customer value, data-driven decision-making, and a cycle of continuous improvement. Grant is a former intellectual property litigator and a fourth-generation attorney who spent eight years in the software industry before earning his JD.

  • PJ
    • 09/01/2014

      Became a partner at O’Donnell, Clark & Crew. Janci has been with the firm since 2007. His practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in child sexual abuse, malpractice, wrongful death, and business tort cases.

  • Blerina Kotori JD ’07
    • 12/18/2015

      Was elected to partnership with Tonkon Torp. Kotori is a member of the firm’s labor and employment and information privacy and security practice groups. She was named a 2015 Rising Star in the employment and labor category by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine.

  • JL
    • 08/03/2017

      Jay LaVoie BA ’07 and Serena Santinello, September 10, 2016, in Portland.

  • RL
    • 10/14/2016

      Ryan Lockard BA ’07 runs Specialty Athletic Training, which serves clients with special needs. Four years after its founding, his business serves clients of all ages in Portland and Vancouver. Lockard also teaches a special needs physical education course in Northeast Portland.

  • EM
    • 09/06/2016

      Joined Lane Powell as director of strategy and pricing. Meltzer will develop client service initiatives as well as handle project management and process improvement. Previously, he was director of legal services for RGP, a publicly traded global management consulting firm. Meltzer also has experience as a commercial and intellectual property attorney representing startups, nonprofits, and corporations in regard to a wide range of transactional and litigation matters.

  • Yoona Park JD ’07
    • 04/17/2017

      Yoona Park JD ’07 became a shareholder in the litigation group at Stolle Berne, having joined the firm in 2007. She concentrates on complex business litigation, securities law, employment class actions, and employment litigation. Park was named in the 2017 issue of Best Lawyers in America. She was also recognized in Benchmark Litigation as an Oregon Future Star in 2015 and in Oregon Super Lawyers as a Rising Star 2009–2013 in the Business Litigation and Employment Litigation categories. Outside of the office, she writes a blog (Yoonanimous), practices yoga, and enjoys Korean barbecue with husband Tom and sons Finn and Tate.

  • ES
    • 02/17/2015

      Stepped down from his position as assistant editor of the Real Estate and Land Use Digest, the flagship publication of the Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was elected president of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section for 2014-2015. Sinnott is a partner at Miller Nash and practices in the areas of debtor-creditor law, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy.

  • AW
    • 10/14/2016

      Amber Wiesenfeld BA ’07 and Ben Elkind BA ’07, September 23, 2016, near Mount Hood.

  • Harry Wilson JD ’07
    • 07/12/2016

      Was named a 2016 Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Wilson is a trial lawyer with Markowitz Herbold, a boutique business litigation firm headquartered in Portland.

    • 09/17/2015

      Was included by the Portland Business Journal in its 2015 “Forty Under 40.” Wilson, who is with Markowitz Herbold, represents clients in complex litigation involving contracts, business torts, securities, and employment in multiple forums.