November 06, 2015

Class Notes–2000s



Class Correspondent: Sierra Hutchinson


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondent: Katie Clarkson

Bryan Kirkpatrick JD was named a 2015 winner of the Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property—Patents for Oregon by International Law Office and Lexology. David Koempel JD was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.


Andrew Moratzka JD was named one of the top 50 energy and environmental trailblazers in the United States by the National Law Journal. Moratzka is a partner at Stoel Rives in Minneapolis.

Jeanette Schuster JD was named chair of the environmental and natural resources practice group at Tonkon Torp. Schuster’s practice focuses on advising clients on compliance with complex regulatory requirements under federal, state, and local environmental statutes and regulations; buying and selling contaminated property; regulatory agency enforcement defense; and contaminated site investigation and cleanup (including of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site). She also conducts environmental due diligence on complex corporate transactions and advises clients on issues related to the siting and permitting of renewable energy projects.


Zachary Cohen JD was elected president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County. Cohen, a partner and litigator at Lesavoy Butz & Seitz, focuses primarily on business, real estate, and banking disputes. He also handles tax appeals, zoning matters, emergency injunctions, employment cases, and bankruptcy and estate litigation. Cohen has appeared at all levels of the state’s trial and appellate courts, as well as federal courts, and before various local, state, and federal agencies. He was named in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. In 2011, he was included in the Top 20 Under 40 by Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal.

Christy Doornink JD was elected president and managing attorney of the Pacific Northwest law firm Reinisch Wilson Weier. Doornink, the second woman to be the firm’s president, focuses her practice on Washington workers’ compensation defense. She volunteers her time with the St. Andrew Legal Clinic Race for Justice, Wilsonville Leadership Academy, Girls on the Run, Ronald McDonald House, and Oregon Food Bank. She also mentors first-year law students.


Class Correspondent: Diana Wiener Rosengard


Parna Mehrbani JD was named a 2015 Orchid Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal and was honored during their Women of Influence awards ceremony in April 2015. Mehrbani, a Lane Powell shareholder, was recognized in part for her work with several community organizations, including the Oregon Minority Law Association’s IMAGE program and the Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Berit Engstrom BA, a tour leader for Insight Cuba, was interviewed by the Cuban Handshake ( Engstrom traced the origins of her love for Cuba to Lewis & Clark’s overseas study program in Havana. She also shared her experience of being in a cross-cultural relationship with a Cuban, as well as her thoughts on current changes in Cuba.

David Roghair JD was appointed magistrate judge and standing master for the trial courts of Barrow, Alaska (also his hometown). Roghair replaces Mary Treiber JD ’80, who retired in November 2014. Previously, he was the magistrate judge in Tok, Alaska.


Class Correspondent: Aron Phillips

Katie Cercone BA was one of 12 artists selected to receive a 2015 BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, which makes BRIC’s media and education courses and facilities available at no charge to professional Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists. Cercone explores embodied feminism, the shamanic impulse, and the spirituality of hip-hop through performative video sculpture. In 2014, her work was included in exhibitions at the Gitana Rosa Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Bruce High Quality Foundation. Her work has also appeared in the Brooklyn Museum (2013) and the A.I.R. Gallery (2012). She has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for the U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program (2015), and has been an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Scott Devlin BA matriculated to the doctor of pharmacy program at Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions this fall. Devlin was named to the school’s Dean’s List for fall 2014. He also served as class president during the second semester of his first professional year.


Class Correspondent: Maura Walsh

Amy Baugher BA started a new job as a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

Amber Case BA, a member of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees, has joined a Tennessee-based health care company called Healthways. Her work will focus on improving high-tech design through a concept called “Calm Technology.” As she explained to the Oregonian, “It’s all about designing technology that gets out of your way and lets you live your life.”

Damien Hall JD was appointed to the board of governors for CareOregon, a nonprofit that provides health plan services to four coordinated care organizations serving about 250,000 Oregonians. Hall, who is with Ball Janik, practices in the areas of land use and real estate.

James Reddick BA won the Irene Corbally Kuhn Scholarship from the Overseas Press Club of America. Reddick was working as a journalist in Beirut when the Arab Spring erupted in 2011. He wants to return to take stock of the region’s collective loss and document the next chapter. Fluent in French, with some Arabic, Reddick wrote about Nakba, the day Palestinians and Lebanese sympathizers make an organized annual march to the Israeli border via the reverse route taken by fleeing Palestinians in 1948.

Tyler Volm JD was named to the ambassador board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. In this role, he will contribute to the organization’s fundraising and community outreach efforts. Volm, who works for the law firm Barran Liebman, has volunteered with the organization for five years as a Big Brother and mentor.


Class Correspondent: Kelsey Harrity

Levi Johnston JD was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

Mark Sherman JD was named a 2014 Rising Star. He is an associate at Hart Wagner. Andy Van Fleet, who completed his initial administrator license at Lewis & Clark’s graduate school, will be the new principal at Tigard High School. He came to Tigard High last September, initially to replace an assistant principal who had retired. He began his teaching career in 2002 at Southridge High School and later served as associate principal at Willamette High School from 2010 to 2013. He was named a member of Beaverton’s Nike Teacher Leader Academy and is a former basketball coach. He also coaches Southridge’s women’s track and field team.