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  • Deanne Darling JD ’81, who retires on June 30, 2017, was the first woman appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court. Prior to that 1995 appointment, she was in private practice for 16 years, during which she was a pro tem judge and presided over traffic and misdemeanor cases.

  • Eve Miller JD ’81 retires on July 1, 2017, 20 years after her appointment to the Clackamas County Circuit Court in June 1997. She was in private practice from 1981 until she became a judge.

  • Won election in November 2016 to the City Council of King City, Oregon. Buehner served on the King City Planning Commission and served two terms (eight years) on the Tigard City Council. She has practiced law for over 30 years, specializing in land use and estate planning.

  • Became the University of Wyoming’s associate vice president for human resources in October. Durr previously worked at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the executive director of human resources.

  • Was named president and CEO of a newly formed health care philanthropy, Legacy Health Endowment (LHE). LHE provides funding and technical support for nonprofit health care facilities in California’s Stanislaus and Merced Counties. Immediately before joining LHE, Lewis served as president of the Institute for Healthcare Innovation while concurrently serving as the chair and CEO of the St. Paul’s Foundation Health Care Project in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Lewis also spent 20 years at the Heinz Family Philanthropies as its president and COO.

  • Was named in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of ethics and professional responsibility law, legal malpractice law—defendants, medical malpractice law—defendants, and professional malpractice law—defendants.

  • Took over the Estacada, Oregon, law practice of Dave Kushner ’79, who retired in December 2015. Kaufman is splitting his time between Estacada and his office in Gladstone, where he has practiced for six years. He focuses on business transactions, business planning, and contract law.

  • Was appointed president of the University of Alaska Foundation, which she joined on September 6, 2016. Foley is a partner in the law firm of Foley, Foley & Pearson PC and has practiced law for the past 28 years. She has been active in philanthropic and charitable organizations throughout her professional career. Foley was a long-time member of the board of directors of the Alaska Community Foundation and served as that organization’s interim CEO and president in 2015. She participated as a member of the planned giving goals and visioning committee for United Way of Anchorage, and in 2014 she was the recipient of Alaska’s Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy Award from the Alaska Association of Fundraising Professionals.

  • Will be an adjunct professor in 2016–17 at Lewis & Clark Law School teaching probate law.

  • “I just read that Steve Kantor is retiring,” says Halsell. “I remember the huge impression he made on me, a callow 22-year-old first-year law student back in 1979, with his insightful position on the death penalty. He influenced me into becoming a lifelong death penalty opponent. And I’ll never forget Ron Lansing reciting Scottish poetry in torts class—I LOVED it. I also have fond memories of working closely with Len DuBoff—often as his running partner—never realizing that what I really wanted was to be an artist myself (which I’ve finally become). The friends I formed at Lewis & Clark have lasted me 37 years. Thanks for the memories. I’d love to hear from anyone in the L&C community.”

    Paintings by Patricia Halsell ’82Paintings by Patricia Halsell ’82

  • Announced that she will run for a seat on the Lake Oswego City Council in November’s general election. An attorney for nearly 36 years, Kohlhoff is active in the community and in the state, most recently being elected to a four-year term on the Board of Governors of the Oregon State Bar. She attended the law school’s evening division while raising four daughters and commuting from Corvallis and Philomath.

  • Was named executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Stadum, who lost both his parents to cancer, had been the COO of the Knight Cancer Institute since 2010. In his new role, he will be responsible for all operational activities of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which employs more than 2,700 faculty and support staff.

  • Is retired and residing in Multnomah Village, part of Portland.

  • Was appointed by Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper to the board of commissioners for Clear Creek County. Monson worked for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division for more than 30 years, serving as a managing attorney, assistant chief, and senior trial attorney, and sat on the Clear Creek school board from 2009 to 2012. He will serve out the rest of the year in place of the late Tom Hayden.

  • Brian Lindstrom BS has completed Mothering Inside, a film about the Family Preser- vation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison, in Wilsonville. Lindstrom was featured in Street Roots newspaper and on Oregon Public Broadcasting program Think Out Loud. He told OPB listeners that he wants to “shine a light on people that we usu- ally put an X through, and show their ability and strength.”

  • Adrienne Inglis B.M., flutist and composer, performed the world premiere of her composition “In Heaven and on Earth” for chorus, flute, and Scottish lever harp, in Austin, Texas, on September 28, 2014. She performed with harpist Shana Norton and the Westminster Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir.

  • On February 18, law school alumna Kate Brown became governor of Oregon following the resignation of John Kitzhaber. She earned her JD from Lewis & Clark in 1985. In 2010, the law school honored Brown as a Distinguished Environmental Graduate.

    In 2011, Brown delivered welcoming remarks at the inauguration of Barry Glassner as president of Lewis & Clark. She said, “I can certainly understand why you have chosen to make this place your new home. Nearly 30 years ago, I, too, chose to move from out of state to Lewis & Clark. … It was this educa- tion at Lewis & Clark Law School that opened many doors for me, and for that I will be forever grateful.”

    In 2004, Brown became the first woman to serve as majority leader of the Oregon Senate. She was elected secretary of state in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

    Associate Professor of Law Jim Oleske appeared on KGW to discuss incoming Governor Kate Brown’s past work as a legislative leader. “She has remarkably broad experience,” said Oleske. “If anyone could step in right away and hit the ground running, it’s Kate.”

    Lewis & Clark now has two alumni serving as governors. Last November, Bill Walker BS ’73 was elected governor of Alaska.

  • Michael Sellers BS has been designing MMOGs (massively multiplayer online games), online social games, and mobile games for more than 20 years. He has also started and operated three successful game studios. Sellers has worked for several notable game development companies, such as 3DO, Electronic Arts, Kabam, and Rumble Entertainment, as a lead designer, executive producer, general manager, and creative director

  • Renee Rogers Kotz BA is plugging away at her product, Medley Swim Beads, a low-tech swimming lap counter and workout planner, in between consultancies at FHI 360. She thanks her patent attorney, Paul Jorgensen BA ’85, for the legal help.

  • Was appointed U.S. magistrate judge in Eugene, Oregon, on February 25, 2016, following the retirement of the Honorable Thomas M. Coffin. Russo has served as a staff attorney and senior staff attorney for the District of Oregon since 1988. Since 2004, she has been an adjunct assistant professor at both the University of Oregon School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School. Russo served 10 years as a Citizen Review Board Panel chair for the Oregon Supreme Court and is an active member of the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, Local Rules Advisory Committee; the Federal Criminal Procedure and Practice Committee; and the Federal Bar Association.

  • Carla Kelley JD was elected to the board of directors for the Oregon Repertory Singers, a choral arts nonprofit consisting of six choirs. Kelley, who has sung with the group for the past five years, will serve as secretary.

  • Ali Wing Takahashi BA joined Maurices (a retail group) as chief marketing officer and executive vice president of digital commerce. She spent the past 10 years as CEO of Giggle Baby Store, which she founded.

  • Lindstrom inks development deal with HBO

    Brian Lindstrom BA ’84 and his wife, best-selling author Cheryl Strayed, have signed a development deal with HBO to adapt her essay collection, Tiny Beautiful Things, into a television series.

  • Ralph Bonaduce BA is Akorbi’s vice president of international services. His skills support the company’s global and multilingual strategic initiatives.

  • Katherine Armstrong JD joined Hogan Lovells’ Privacy and Information Management practice as counsel. Previously, she worked at the Federal Trade Commission in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where she led investigations, settled law enforcement actions, and worked on rulemakings and other policy matters.

  • Mark Dorsey BS was among the 2014 winners of the American Society of Association Executives “Power of A” Summit Award. Dorsey works in the Adaptive Outreach Program of the Professional Ski Instructors of America–American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Adaptive instructors teach Alpine skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic skiing to people with different developmental and physical abilities.

  • Denise Minor JD retired from her position as a supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on December 31, 2014, after more than 28 years of service. As a law school graduate, she was eligible to become an FBI agent under the law program before training at the FBI Academy. Minor and business partner Christina Eanes are owners of MindSpring Metro DC, a company dedicated to executive and employee professional and personal development and coaching in Alexandria, Virginia.

  • Kay Abramowitz JD joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s trusts and estates practice. Abramowitz, who focuses on advising family‐owned businesses, is a frequent lecturer and is recognized for her experience in succession and transfer issues found in family‐owned businesses.

  • Mary Hull Caballero BS is Portland’s new city auditor as of January 2015. She spent more than a decade in journalism, working as a beat reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, then for Texas Lawyer magazine. She also worked as the executive director of the Texas nonprofit Community Scholars before receiving her master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006. She returned to Oregon and worked as a senior internal auditor for the Oregon Department of Transportation from 2006 to 2009, then as principal management auditor at Metro until November 2014.

  • Roger Lenneberg JD joined Jordan Ramis as a shareholder. He will cochair the firm’s construction law team with shareholder John Baker. Lenneberg represents construction contractors, design professionals, and owners throughout the life cycle of a project. He provides advice and seminars on contracting, project documentation, and claim management, as well as representing clients in all types of dispute resolution.


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