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  • Was selected as one of four recipients of the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession’s 2017 Spirit of Excellence Award. Nagae practices at the Portland firm Peggy Nagae Consulting, which she founded in 1988. She also serves as program director for the Center for Asian Pacific American Women. Nagae has served as president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, vice-chair of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, president of the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and board member for Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She represented Minoru Yasui in his successful bid to reopen his World War II Japanese American curfew case and have his conviction vacated. In 2013, Nagae spearheaded Yasui’s successful nomination for a Presidential Medal of Freedom, which President Obama awarded posthumously in November 2015. In 2016, Nagae led the effort to create a permanent Minoru Yasui Day (March 28) in Oregon.

  • Was invited to join the board of directors for Edison High School, a private school in Portland dedicated to assisting students with learning challenges. Grenley has been on the Board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which trains and supports volunteers who assist foster children in the juvenile justice system, for eight years. He is also serving on the law school’s Board of Visitors. Grenley is an owner at Garvey Schubert Barer and has been a trial lawyer for over 40 years, concentrating in securities, real estate, corporate disputes, class actions, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts.

  • Was named “Lawyer of the Year” in health law in the 2017 issue of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in health care law. A shareholder at the Lansing, Michigan, firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Kraus was also named in the 2016 issue of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

  • Was named in the 2017 issue of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of medical malpractice law—defendants and personal injury litigation—defendants.

  • Retired from practicing law in December 2015. Kushner spent 20 years as a naval aviator prior to attending law school. He practiced real estate, transactional, and family law for more than 30 years, and served as municipal judge for Estacada, Oregon, from 1982 to 2004. Joe Kaufman ’87 has taken over Kushner’s Estacada practice.

  • Was named in the 2016 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in real estate. Markley is a founding partner of the Greene & Markley law firm.

  • Was named an Oregon Jewish Community Foundation’s Legacy Society Honoree, together with his wife, Elaine Kantor. The award recognizes the couple’s longstanding dedication to and support of Portland’s Jewish community and OJCF. Kantor is a past president and one of the founding members of the organization, as well as an inaugural member of the foundation’s professional advisors group.

  • Was nominated by President Obama to a new term on the board of the State Justice Institute. The State Justice Institute awards grants to state courts to help foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. Nachtigal served on the Washington County bench from 1991 until 2013, and was presiding judge from 1996 to 2002. She has also been a Hillsboro attorney and formerly worked for the Washington County district attorney’s office.

  • Was named a cochair of Littler’s financial services industry group. Berkowitz, a shareholder, is based in the firm’s New York City office.

  • Was elected to chair the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s four-state energy and fish and wildlife planning agency. Lorenzen, of Pendleton, Oregon, is an attorney, licensed professional electrical engineer, and third-generation dry land wheat farmer. He was first appointed to the council in August 2012. In April 2015, he was reappointed and unanimously confirmed by the Oregon Legislature. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem, where he continues to serve as of counsel. Lorenzen has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, a member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a member and chair of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, and a member and president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.

  • Hiroshi Numata BS welcomed his first grandson on January 10, 2015.

  • Jerome J. McKay BS ’77, September 11, 2015, age 71.

  • Pamela Stambaugh BA is “living the dream” as founder and president of Accountability Pays, which provides management coaching, leadership training, and executive recruitment services to Fortune 500, midsized, and small companies throughout the United States.

  • Joan Williams BA, after 32 years of working as a developmental and school psychologist, now devotes her full energies to Mundo Exchange, an NGO operating in northwest Guatemala and northeast Thailand. She lives most of the year in Thailand and visits Guatemala as often as she can. Williams partners with local NGOs, working on locally sustainable social service projects. She invites international volunteers to join her in making life a bit better for those who often lack basic resources: “Very sanook [fun] as we say here in Thailand.

  • Susan Feibelman BS completed her doctorate in leadership and organization in education in May 2013 and welcomed her first grandchild into the world in October 2014.

  • Julia Duin BA has been named the Snedden Chair (an endowed chair given to distinguished journalists) in the journalism department of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks for the 2014–15 academic year. Duin earned an M.A. (her second) in journalism this past December at the University of Memphis.

  • Ronda Sandquist JD, a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was appointed to the board of directors of Sense of Security, an organization that works to enhance the quality of life and financial security of Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment. Sandquist will provide strategic direction to raise awareness of the nonprofit and increase the number of grantees it serves. Before joining the board, she worked with Sense of Security to develop its premier fundraising event, Champagne & Diamonds.

  • Linda Austin BA received one of two 2014 Performing Arts Fellowships from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, based in Portland. Austin, cofounder and director of Performance Works NorthWest in Portland, has been making dance and performance since 1983, often with strong visual elements and original music. She plans to use the $20,000 RACC fellowship to revisit a past work, Three Trick Pony, as well as create a new piece, (Un)Made.

  • Philip Berkowitz JD was appointed 2014–15 vice-chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Berkowitz, a shareholder in the New York City office of Littler, is also the U.S. practice cochair of the firm’s international employment law practice group.

  • Rev. David W. Duncan BA ’70, May 17, 2015, age 67.

  • John Dewitt BA ’75, February 26, 2015, age 60.

  • Philip McKinney BS ’78, May 26, 2015, age 63.

  • Charles Cantelon BA published three books in 2014: Continuity is a book of poems; The Musings of T. C. Worthe is a collection of poetry and opinions; and Mankind is a compilation of thoughts on subjects relating to mankind.

  • Mark Anderson BA earned his PhD in management in May 2015 from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona. He now resides with his wife, Kathleen Anderson BA, in Ephraim, Utah, where he is assistant professor of business at Snow College.

  • Wendy Wurlitzer BA, finance vice president of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia (NSCDA-VA), was inducted into the National Association of Professional Women’s VIP Woman of the Year Circle for 2015–16. In addition to her position at NSCDA-VA, Wurlitzer lends her time to several other organizations dedicated to heritage and historical preservation: She is director of the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA, treasurer of the Old Dominion Theatre Organ Society, and at-large director of the Theatre Historical Society.

  • Ronald Marks BA was selected as a member of the board of directors of George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

  • Jose Torroella BA lives in Orlando, Florida. He’s been a self-employed attorney for the past 25 years and specializes in criminal defense. He has two children, Eileen and George, both of whom are in high school. He would love to see any Lewis & Clark alumni visiting in his area.

  • Was named vice chair of the Discrimination and Equality Law Committee of the International Bar Association through December 31, 2017. Berkowitz, a shareholder in Littler’s New York office and U.S. cochair of the firm’s international employment law practice group, will support and recommend initiatives to promote awareness of discrimination and equal opportunity issues in this role. He also serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s international employment law committee and previously chaired the New York State Bar Association’s International Law Practice Section.

  • Missy Dalgarn BA retired in June 2010 after a 30-year career in human resources management within the consumer products industry (Pillsbury, Kraft Foods, and Daymon Worldwide). In 2014, Missy and twin sister Mindy created The Mop Shop, a nonprofit organization that provides cleaning supplies to those in need in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

  • Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation. Hart, a partner at Hart Wagner, has been honored in every issue of the magazine since its debut.



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