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    • 06/19/2019

      Thomas Gibson JD ’97 has been appointed deputy secretary and special counsel for water at the California Natural Resources Agency, where he has been undersecretary since 2016 and served as general counsel from 2014 to 2016. Gibson was general counsel at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife from 2008 to 2014. He was a partner at Best, Best, & Krieger from 2002 to 2008; an associate at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara from 1999 to 2002; and an associate at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard from 1997 to 1999.

    • 12/21/2016

      Was appointed undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency by Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. Gibson has served as deputy secretary and general counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2014. He served as general counsel at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife from 2010 to 2014, where he was assistant chief counsel the prior two years.

    • 01/19/2018

      Robert Jordshaugen BS ’91 left Portland after graduation, then went to New York, then lived in Moscow for three years, then went back to New York, and finally got tired of the cold. He now lives in Atlanta with his spouse and kids (one is a third-year student at Georgia Tech and the other is a high school junior lacrosse player). Years after finishing at L&C, Jordshaugen decided to do homework again, so he earned an MBA from Duke University. He works in healthcare as a consultant, trying to make healthcare better.

    • 06/19/2019

      Michael R. McLane JD ’90, a state representative from Powell Butte (Oregon), will replace retiring Circuit Court Judge Dan Ahern for the 22nd Judicial District, Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 announced. The 22nd Judicial District covers Jefferson and Crook Counties. McLane, who has represented House District 55 since 2011, was the Republican leader of the Oregon House of Representatives from 2012 to 2018. He is a staff judge advocate in the Oregon Air National Guard, maintains a private business litigation practice, and, for two years, was a judge pro tempore on the Deschutes County Circuit Court. From 1994 to 2001, McLane served as chief executive officer of Flying Rhinoceros Inc., publisher of bilingual elementary curriculum materials and creator of a television cartoon series, which he cofounded.

    • 06/19/2019

      Amy Robinson JD ’02 has joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP in their Vancouver, Washington, office. Robinson is a seasoned employment attorney with over 15 years of experience advising her clients on their ever-evolving employment law needs. She represents public and private employers throughout Washington and Oregon in a broad range of workplace-related issues. Robinson is also adept at guiding employers through policy and handbook creation, as well as crafting and negotiating a host of employment-related contracts, such as noncompete agreements, nonsolicitation agreements, and nondisclosure agreements. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and worked as a human resources professional for a variety of employers before she began her law career.

    • 06/11/2019

      Karla Raettig JD ’97 started as the executive director of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund in May 2019.

    • 11/01/2015

      Was presented with a 2015 Lewis & Clark Law School Distinguished Environmental Graduate Award. Raettig is the executive director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.

    • 01/25/2019

      Daniel Timmons JD ’12 recently moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is a staff attorney with WildEarth Guardians, a nonprofit environmental group working to protect the wild places, wild rivers, and human communities of the West. Previously, Timmons worked for two years in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, as an associate attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center. His litigation work will initially focus on halting fossil fuel development on public lands and protecting flows in the imperiled Rio Grande River. Timmons writes that it can be exhausting work, so he tries to keep himself sane and grounded by hiking, cross-country skiing, and exploring beautiful New Mexico. He has also recently begun developing a Zen meditation practice.

    • 06/19/2019

      Steve Brown JD ’89 was selected to serve as the associate judge of the Montana Water Court, effective February 6, 2019. The Water Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the adjudication of all water rights claims in Montana. Brown, who replaces retiring Judge Douglas Ritter, is currently the managing partner of the Garlington, Lohn and Robinson firm in Missoula. He has practiced water and natural resources and energy law in Montana since 1994 and has received multiple professional awards, including recognition as a Rocky Mountain Super Lawyer. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Whitworth College and is active in a variety of recreational pursuits, especially ultramarathons.

    • 06/19/2019

      Jeremy Rogers JD ’17 was included by Portland Business Journal in its “Forty Under 40.” Rogers is the vice president of the Oregon Business Council.

    • 12/07/2017

      Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 and Annie Fassler BA ’11, September 23, 2017, in Chicago, by Susan McBerry (instructor in voice at L&C). Attendees included Mac Cooper BA ’09, Carmelle Cooper BA ’12, Emilie Sanchez BA ’11, Kylie Della BA ’10, Walt Javins BA ’11, Terra Leifer BA ’10, Elizabeth Bartholomew BA ’11, Sophie Duba BA ’11, Andrew Erickson BA ’14, Sierra Bertolone-Smith BA ’15, Carolyn Pursinger BA ’11, Branden Pursinger BA ’12, Alison Stake BA ’11, and Dylan Peden BA ’10.

    • Teacher Interrupted: My Journey Through Challenge Toward Courage - One Lesson, One Life, One Student at a Time

      Christy Wilson, who completed the Initial Administrator licensure program at Lewis & Clark in 2010, authors a compendium of her experiences as a teacher in the Portland metro area. In this book, she draws on experiences gained from a career that’s included working at youth camps; teaching kindergarten through eighth grade; and working for 25 years in professional development, student management, and advocacy for high-risk students. Self-published, 2018. 218 pages.

      Posted 02/26/2019