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  • 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.

  • JO
    • 09/01/2011

      Joined the executive team at the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), where he will lead the policy planning and legislative analysis division. O’Leary served as general counsel to Governor Kulongoski for the past two years. He also served the governor as a senior policy adviser in public safety and telecommunications issues and oversaw seven statewide public safety agencies within the executive branch of state government. He can be reached at 11410 S.W. 68th Parkway, Tigard, Oregon 97223.

  • MS
    • 09/01/2011

      Michele Stone JD ’98 was named by Portland Daily Journal of Commerce as one of the Up & Coming Lawyers of 2010. Stone, an associate with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, is a trial lawyer focusing on commercial litigation.

  • JL
    • 10/23/2017

      Jonathan Lovvorn LLM ’01 was named the first policy director for Harvard Law School’s Animal Law and Policy Program on September 5, 2017. Lovvorn, who taught wildlife law at Harvard during the fall 2015 and fall 2016 terms, continues to serve as a lecturer and is teaching a new course this fall on farmed animal law and policy. He will collaborate with faculty, staff, fellows, and students to expand the program’s existing policy projects into longer-term initiatives, launch new policy initiatives, and help advance policy research and scholarship within the program.

  • AW
    • 10/23/2017

      Abby Wool Landon JD ’91 has joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in its estate planning practice group, business department, and tax practice group. Landon, who will chair the firm’s estate planning group, has focused her practice on estates and trusts law for over 25 years. She was most recently with Williams Kastner.

    • 10/23/2017

      Scott Shapiro JD ’94 was a Best of the Bar honoree in 2017 and was named in the 2018 issue of Best Lawyers in America magazine. Shapiro is a managing partner at Downey Brand LLP in Sacramento, California.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected managing partner at Downey Brand, where he focuses on the internal operations of the firm. Shapiro is known for his expertise in flood protection improvement projects throughout California’s Central Valley.

  • MR
    • 10/23/2017

      Megan Reuther JD ’15 has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in its litigation department. Previously, Reuther served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Erika Hadlock of the Oregon Court of Appeals. During her two-year clerkship, Reuther worked on a variety of civil, administrative, and criminal appeals, including complex business and contract law cases, workers’ compensation matters, and free-speech issues. Reuther holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Azusa Pacific University and earned highest honors at Lewis & Clark Law School. She was notes and comments editor for the Lewis & Clark Law Review and received the Paul Casey Public Interest and Candise DuBoff-Jones Memorial Scholarships. As a law school, Reuther worked as a summer associate at Haglund Kelley LLP and as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

  • NM

    Norman David Malbin JD ’85 died of heart failure on October 1, 2017, at the age of 68.

    A Portland labor lawyer who served for more than two decades as general counsel for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48, Norman was an influential and highly respected figure in the Oregon labor movement. Hundreds of union activists were trained at the annual Oregon Labor Law Conference, which he founded in 1996 and directed until his retirement three years ago. He wrote a pamphlet while still in private practice, explaining wage and hour law in layperson’s language. It is still widely read by workers of all trades who deal with wage theft and other abuses of nonunion contractors.

    Norman inherited a passion for social justice from his parents, both of whom paid a price for their convictions during the McCarthy era. His father, Dr. Morris Malbin, treated workers in Portland’s shipyards during World War II and was instrumental in setting up Kaiser’s pioneering group health insurance plan for union members during and after the war. Dr. Malbin also passed along a passion for sailing to his son, who always joked that he wanted to be a tugboat captain when he grew up.

    Norman studied psychology at the University of Denver, planning to be a child psychologist. He took a series of jobs with nonprofits dealing with youth unemployment and delinquency, but a stint as director of research for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries sparked an interest in labor law, and he began taking night classes at Lewis & Clark Law School.

    Norman spent three years with two different firms before opening his own office. He served both unions and individual workers without union protection. At IBEW Local 48 Norman provided free legal services at the union hall, where union members could get advice on a wide variety of legal problems. Though he formally retired in 2014, he continued to do work for IBEW. Two of the last projects Norman worked on were union research on job discrimination against women electricians and a grant proposal for FASCETS, a pioneering nonprofit founded by his sister Diane Malbin to educate people about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and other neurobehavioral conditions.

    Behind Norm’s take-charge personality and booming voice was a caring and sensitive man with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He was skilled at conflict resolution and generous in spirit and deed, extending himself time and again to people needing help. He loved a good argument, not just for the thrill of competition but out of genuine curiosity and confidence that his adversaries had something to teach him. He took pride in the fact that his children were both union members and politically active. He was most in his element sailing the Columbia River and the San Juan Islands, coaching his sons’ soccer teams during their respective middle school years, and gathering with family and friends on the Washougal River. If people were singing, he could be counted on to join in with his deep bass voice.

    Norman is survived by Wendy Temko, his wife of 38 years; sons Ben and Zak; daughter-in-law Nicole; grandchildren Remy and Tessa; two sisters; and a large family of close relationships and deep friendships.

  • JH
    • 10/30/2017

      Jarell Hunt JD ’17 has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in its business department. A Portland native, Hunt worked with the firm during the summer while a student. Prior to earning his law degree, he also worked for several years at M Holdings Securities, where he gained insight into the financial services sector and experience with broker dealers, registered investment advisors, and funds.

  • HT

    Harold B. Tate BS ’62, MAT ’75, June 2, 2016, age 76.