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    • 05/30/2018

      Parna Mehrbani JD ’05 joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Previously, she was a shareholder at Lane Powell, where she served in several leadership positions, including as a member of their managing board. Mehrbani is well-recognized for her expertise in trademark registration and enforcement, and advises local, national, and international companies at all stages of growth on protecting their trademark portfolios. Recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000 as a leading trademark professional since 2013, she helps clients develop and protect new brands and lines of business across many industries, including apparel, footwear, consumer products, food and beverage, cannabis, and education services.

    • 09/17/2015

      Parna A. Mehrbani JD ’05 was appointed to the Oregon Bench and Bar Commission on Professionalism, which is charged with advancing the professionalism, equality, and efficiency of Oregon’s judicial branch. Selections for the commission are based on reputation, past contributions, and diversity.

    • 03/18/2015

      Parna A. Mehrbani JD ’05 was named a 2015 Orchid Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal, which will honor her during their Women of Influence awards ceremony on April 16. 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.

    • 02/01/2015

      Parna A. Mehrbani JD ’05 was named one of the top trademark lawyers in Oregon and Washington by The 2015 World Trademark Review 1000. The review stated that she is “a respected member of the IP community” who has “carved a niche in fair use suits relating to the trademarks of famous bands and their former members.” Mehrbani is a shareholder at Lane Powell.

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    • 10/12/2017

      Richard LeFaivre BA ’89 graduated from Pontificia Universita S. Tommaso D’Aquino in Rome in June 2016. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology, which is roughly equivalent to a master’s degree in divinity back in the United States. In September 2017, he was ordained a transitional deacon for the Archdiocese of Portland. The ceremony took place at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

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    • 06/13/2018

      Michael Lopez JD ’05 joined the board of directors for Advocates for the West. Lopez has served for 10 years as a staff attorney for the Nez Perce Tribe Office of Legal Counsel. He also worked as a senior program manager for the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation’s U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution in Tucson, Arizona. Lopez holds a master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Minnesota.

  • Taylor Lewis
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    • 03/20/2018

      Taylor Lewis JD ’16 joined litigation firm Hart Wagner LLP as an associate in their Portland office. Lewis’ practice will focus on commercial litigation, employment litigation, general tort liability litigation, and medical and legal malpractice defense.

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    • 06/05/2018

      Ann Lehman JD ’78 returned to Portland to live in the first senior cohousing in the southeast part of the city. Lehman is active on the board of the Cohousing Association of the United States and will be cochairing the National CoHousing Conference, to be held in Portland May 30 through June 2, 2019. She also teaches trauma-informed yoga to homeless and other young people.

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    • 04/13/2018

      Greg Lakin JD ’88 was named chief medical officer for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment by Governor Sam Brownback, effective January 8, 2018. Lakin has spent his career working in the field of medicine, caring for people of all age groups as a family practitioner, as well as in emergency medicine, skilled nursing, and long-term care, and with patients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. He currently serves as the medical director for Valley Hope Rehabilitation Center. Lakin earned a medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998.

  • Ian Kyle
    IK
    • 03/12/2018

      Ian Kyle JD ’09 was named Northwest regional underwriting counsel for North American Title Insurance Company, with responsibility for Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Most recently, Kyle had a thriving solo practice focused on real estate and civil litigation. Previously, he was a transactional real estate counsel and worked for nearly three years as an underwriting counsel at a commercial branch of a national title insurance company. In that capacity, he worked on high-value commercial real estate transactions, primarily in Oregon. Kyle received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

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    • 06/09/2018

      Lisa Kenn JD ’14, after two years as an associate with Kramer & Associates, has established a solo practice, Lisa Kenn Family Law, LLC. Her office is located at 1020 S.W. Taylor, Suite 880, Portland, Oregon. Kenn’s practice focuses on all aspects of domestic relations law, including divorce, custody, restraining orders, guardianships, third-party custody matters, and adoptions. She also represents parties in juvenile dependency cases.

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    • 02/15/2017

      Jeff Rose MAT ’97, EdD ’08 was named superintendent of the Fulton School District in East Point, Georgia.

  • Lisa Lenherr
    LL
    • 03/13/2018

      Lisa Lenherr BA ’00, JD ’08 joined the Oakland, California, law firm Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP as an associate in the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors rights practice group. Lenherr has nearly a decade of experience representing debtors, landlords, lenders, and creditors in all aspects of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies.