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September 28, 2009


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-27, 2010

Ron Cai J.D., a Davis Wright Tremaine China practice partner, has been named chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai’s Legal Committee. The committee is responsible for keeping AmCham and its members informed of current legal developments in China. Cai, the partner in charge of the firm’s Shanghai office, is a frequent author and speaker on Chinese and American business matters. Cai was named Lewis & Clark’s Distinguished Business Law Graduate in 2007.

Peter Lee B.A. is an environmental law attorney for the U.S. Army, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.


Thabiso Mofokeng B.S. has become an endocrinologist, having completed degrees from the University of Cape Town and University of the Free State and a certificate in endocrinology and metabolism from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He hopes to get a scholarship to work toward a Ph.D. in the United States, with a focus in diabetes.

Mojgan Sami B.A. is completing her Ph.D. at the University of California at Irvine, in the School of Social Ecology–a multidisciplinary program designed to research socially and scientifically valid solutions to the challenges of our time.


Craig Coss B.A. and his wife, Michelle Moore, live in Sausalito, California. He has been working as a freelance artist, illustrator, storyteller, curriculum designer, and teacher (sometimes all simultaneously) since 1994. His website is at Craig Coss.

Charles Dunn B.A., in his seventh year teaching at Linfield College, recently finished his first sabbatical.

John Kaemph J.D. and partner Scott Brooksby, former equity shareholders with Bullivant Houser Bailey, have opened of a new civil litigation firm, Brooksby Kaemph.

Joshua Lenthall B.S. is working as a physical therapist in Pittsburgh. “When not doing that, I spend most of my free time playing with my three children and my wife, Melanie.”

Marybeth Stewart Ley B.A. and husband Paul celebrated their second anniversary touring in Israel. They are weighing whether to settle permanently in the United Kingdom, where Paul’s family is–or perhaps to take up island life in the Mediterranean. Retired from technical writing, Ley likes being an at-home mom and wife–enjoying their daughter, Zephyr (now walking and babbling) and doing volunteer work with their local Chabad Synagogue.

Heidi Strauch J.D. and her husband, Sayer, have been busy raising a daughter and twin sons. Strauch recently returned to the practice of law as a professional contract lawyer, assisting other attorneys, primarily in the area of litigation support.


Robert Brendan Dummigan J.D., partner at the Portland firm of Pickett Dummigan Aguilar, has been named a consulting attorney to the Mexican Consulate on civil matters. Dummigan has worked with the consulate regarding Mexican nationals whose families have been involved in catastrophic accidents. For the past 15 years he has primarily represented Mexican nationals in state and federal civil matters in Oregon and Washington.

John Epperson J.D., special counsel in the environmental law department of Farella Braun & Martel, has been appointed to the State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Section Executive Committee. Epperson’s three-year term began September 2008.


Mark Bonanno J.D. expanded his Oregon-based practice into Washington in 2008. His law firm provides legal services to clients in the health care industry. His latest article, “Medicare Compliance: We Found a Witch!,” appeared in the journal Compliance Today, published by the Health Care Compliance Association in June 2008.

Todd Glass J.D. has joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as a partner in its clean technology and renewable energy practice. Formerly the chair of Heller Ehrman’s energy practice and a chair of its energy and clean technology practice, Glass splits his time between Wilson Sonsini’s Seattle, San Francisco, and Palo Alto offices.


Jeffrey Bachman J.D. is chair of the board of directors for Amnesty International USA. Bachman, an environmental law specialist with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, has been a member and activist with AIUSA since 1988. In recent years, he has been deeply involved with the organization’s International Justice and Accountability Campaign.

Alice Cuprill-Comus J.D. has returned to Ater Wynne as a partner in corporate finance and emerging business in its Portland office after serving firm client Prometheus Energy for two years as general counsel.


Mary Casey B.A., owner of the Boulder (Colorado) Quest Center, a martial arts training center, has received the Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur Award. The national award for women entrepreneurs is based on business profile, commitment to community, and personal development. Casey opened the Boulder Quest Center in 2004. She is a senior  instructor in the Japanese self-defense form To-Shin Do and holds a third-degree black belt in To-Shin Do.


Elise Edwards B.A. has moved to Volcano, Hawaii, with her husband and their 2-year-old son, Samuel. We’ve loved the Big Island so far and look forward to more hiking, swimming, and surfing,” she says. She is also starting her own business, as an educational consultant.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-27, 2010

Law School Reunion Oct. 9, 2009

Matthias Fripp B.A. had a great time from 2001 to 2008 in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley, studying renewable energy in depth and earning an M.S. and Ph.D. Last year, he says, “turned out to be both important and frantic, as I married Kamal Kapadia (also from ERG) in May, we filed our dissertations in September and October, and then we moved to England in November to start postdoctoral research at Oxford University. I’m studying how England and California can best use wind, solar, and marine power to supply electricity for homes, businesses, and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.”

Alix Davila Gnoske J.D. started Recycle Me, a green business, in April 2008 with the help of three other Chicago parents. The partners design and sell 100 percent organic cotton clothing made with water-based dyes and inks.

Dana Krawczuk J.D. was named a partner of the Ball Janik firm. Krawczuk’s principle areas of practice are land use and environmental law.

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