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  • Was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

  • Was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

  • 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.

  • Was named the court commissioner for Yakima Municipal Court, where she will handle misdemeanor cases for 20 hours a week. Hanlon will also continue to work for the Yakima County prosecutor’s office, where she most recently managed felony appeals.

  • Was named port manager of the Port of Siuslaw. Leskin had spent 23 years as an attorney and municipal judge in Oregon before accepting this position.

  • Was appointed by President Barack Obama to a seat on the U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana. Ong had been the criminal prosecution chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana since 2004. Prior to that, he served as a deputy U.S. attorney and then as a federal prosecutor.

  • Relocated from Portland to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico in December 2015. Black remains an attorney for the U.S. Department of Energy, now representing the Southwestern Power Administration based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In January 2016, she was also elected to the board of directors for Drum Corps International, a youth arts and education nonprofit based in Indianapolis.

  • Was promoted to vice president of energy, environmental, and sustainability for the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), a trade group representing food processors in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Barrow is responsible for policy and advocacy and for managing NWFPA’s innovative and nationally recognized industrial energy efficiency and sustainability programs.

  • Was awarded the 2014 Oregon New Lawyers Division Pro Bono Challenge Award for the Highest Level of Pro Bono Service in the Solo Practitioner Category. The award was presented by Oregon Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Baldwin, who thanked Fuson for her service to rural Oregon and Malheur County. Fuson is licensed to practice in Oregon, Idaho, and federal courts. Fuson Law Offices are located in Vale and Portland, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho.

  • Is running for mayor of Portland in 2016. Schor reports that his campaign is focused on making housing affordable in Portland with new dedicated revenue from an income tax on the top 1% of earners, repairing the relationship between the Portland Police Department and the community, rebuilding the city’s infrastructure, and bringing more services to East Portland. Currently, he is an assistant attorney general at the Oregon Department of Justice.

  • Joined the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Dennis focuses on veterans’ employment policy and rule making.

  • Was appointed to lead the Next Gen Advisory Board of the Midwest Innocence Project. Merryman is an assistant Missouri state public defender.

  • Was named cochair of the health care practice at Davis Wright Tremaine. Brydolf is a partner in the firm’s Portland office. She was also named 2016 Portland Lawyer of the Year in Health Care by Best Lawyers magazine.

  • Published “Shared Sovereignty: The Role of Expert Agencies in Environmental Law” with Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law Michael Blumm in Ecology Law Quarterly, vol. 42, University of California at Berkeley (2015).

  • Joined the Washington, D.C., office of Drinker Biddle & Reath as counsel. Previously a Federal Trade Commission attorney, Armstrong is part of the firm’s government and regulatory affairs group.

  • Was named president and chief operating officer of Black Hills Corporation. Evans served as president and chief operating officer of utilities for the company since 2003. In that position, he led the company’s electric and natural gas utilities, power generation, and coal mining businesses. Evans’ new role encompasses all of the company’s business segments, including the early 2016 addition of the oil and gas exploration and production subsidiary and the utility properties of SourceGas.

  • Joined Gevurtz Menashe as an associate. Kittell handles estate planning and probate matters in Oregon and Washington.

  • Joined Rollin Braswell Fisher, a Denver-based trial and litigation boutique firm, as an associate.

  • Was appointed to serve on the ambassador board of the Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington Foundation. Elliott is with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn.

  • Molly Marcum JD ’83 was named in the 2015 and 2016 issues of Best Lawyers magazine for her work in health law. Marcum serves on the executive committee of the Oregon State Bar Health Law Section and the board of directors of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, and is a member of the Lewis & Clark Law Alumni Board. She is a shareholder with Keating Jones Hughes.

  • Wrote a book for parents in, or considering, law school. Law School Insights: An Insider’s Guide for Non-traditional Students is available on

  • Was appointed to a three-year term on the Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission, the mission of which is to provide a leadership role in eliminating gender discrimination and bias in the state’s legal system. Amburgey-Richardson, who is celebrating her fourth year with the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, works on justice issues and the confidentiality and privacy rights of sexual assault survivors. As program coordinator, she primarily focuses on the issue, of sexual violence in detention settings.

  • Joined the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips as an associate attorney. Neidrist’s practice includes all aspects of employment law and labor relations.

  • Joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as the result of a merger between that firm and Stolowitz Ford Cowger in September 2015.

  • Joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as the result of a merger between that firm and Stolowitz Ford Cowger in September 2015.

  • Published Negotiation: Strategy, Style, and Skills, 3rd Edition with Nadja Alexander and Jill Howeison (Lexis Nexis Butterworths) in Australia. The U.S. edition is forthcoming. The text is intended for law, business, and other professionals who negotiate in increasingly complex contexts. Fox is a professor of business at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a senior fellow in the Hamline University School of Law’s Dispute Resolution Institute. He also serves as academic director for the law school’s masters in the study of law program.

  • Was named chief of operations for Arizona by Governor Doug Ducey. Darwin has served Arizona for 18 years, most recently as the director of the state’s department of environmental quality.

  • Joined the Del Mar, California, office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the firm’s real estate, land use, and environmental practice group and energy practice.

  • Was appointed acting insurance commissioner of Nevada. Parks has 11 years with the Nevada Division of Insurance, and this is her second term as acting commissioner. She has served as chief insurance counsel and hearing officer for the division since 2009, and insurance counsel and hearing officer since 2004.

  • Joined the litigation team of Samuels Yoelin Kantor as an associate. Clark focuses on family law.


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