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  • 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.

  • On U.S. tort/employment law (course). East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China. June 29, 2016.

  • Was appointed president of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Volm is an associate at Barran Liebman LLP, where his practice focuses on employment litigation and advice. He works with business owners and in-house counsel to ensure compliance with changes in the law, and defends employers in litigation.

  • Was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington Division I Court of Appeals, which covers King, Snohomish, Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. Mann is a partner at Gendler & Mann, LLP, in Seattle. His law career spans more than two decades and he has extensive experience in environmental and land use litigation and appeals. Mann has also served on the board of directors and as president of the Washington Environmental Council, the Northwest Fund for the Environment, and the Marymoor Velodrome Association. He has been named a Washington Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics magazine for the past 10 years.

  • Was sworn in as the 88th president of the State Bar of Nevada on July 30, 2016, by Nevada Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre. Scott, who is the first African American to hold the office, has served on the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors since 2006. He is a past president of the Clark County Law Foundation, the Clark County Bar Association, and the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association. Scott is an assistant city attorney with the civil division for Las Vegas, where he advises the Las Vegas City Council and the Las Vegas Planning Commission on land-use, zoning, planning, and ethics issues. He has been with the Las Vegas City Attorney’s office since 1996.

  • Was appointed by the President and Vice-President of the Navajo Nation to the new Council of Economic Advisors. The council will work with the executive branch to help develop economic activities on the reservation and will focus on developing the private sector economy. Formerly a law professor at Lewis & Clark, where he still teaches Indian law courses, Miller is a professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a tribal judge.

  • Joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC as an associate attorney in the firm’s Portland office. Morales will practice appellate law, regulatory law, and civil litigation. He previously was a judicial law clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals, where he drafted memoranda and opinions on a variety of cases.

  • Was elected chair of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A member of Tonkon Torp’s business immigration practice group, LaMorticella represents regional and international companies in a variety of matters related to employment-based immigration. She has served as a volunteer liaison for the Oregon AILA chapter, working with state agencies on immigration issues, as well as community outreach efforts.

  • Joined Polsinelli PC’s environmental and natural resources practice as a shareholder. Stotts has experience representing clients in environmental regulatory and administrative matters, enforcement matters, private party suits, compliance counseling, and corporate and property transactions. She has represented clients in the areas of air, water, Superfund, and hazardous waste law. Her work also includes assisting clients in commenting on proposed agency rulemaking. Stotts, who spent the last 18 years as an environmental law attorney and partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, has been included in the environmental law section of Best Lawyers in America since 2013 and has been recognized in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for environmental law since 2009.

  • Joined Bendixsen Law in Hermiston, Oregon. Foy was previously at the Umatilla County District Attorney’s office.

  • Was named to the senior advisor on marijuana policy position created by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85. Rhoades, a veteran Multnomah County prosecutor, will advise Brown on all issues related to cannabis.

  • Became administrator for Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division. Savage recently returned to Oregon after spending two and a half years providing consulting and training on law reform issues to attorneys in North Africa and the Middle East. A member of the Oregon State Bar, he has spent his career working on consumer and business issues in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. Savage served as Oregon insurance commissioner from 2012 to 2013 and directed DCBS legislative activity as senior policy advisor from 2003 to 2012. Before joining the state, he served as director of Multnomah County Legal Aid and state director for Oregon Congressional Representative Ron Wyden’s office. Savage also spent 10 years in private law practice.

  • Joined Gervurtz Menashe as a family law associate. Goss, who has spent five years practicing family law in Portland, will continue handling divorce, custody/parenting time, child support, contempt, and modification legal matters in Oregon.

  • Interviewed by Kristena Hansen for “Christmas Bomber Case Appeal Challenges NSA Surveillance.” Associated Press, July 6, 2016.

  • Interviewed for “McDonnell Supreme Court Ruling May Be ‘Good Day’ for Kitzhaber (Sort Of).” Portland Tribune, June 27, 2016.

  • Member of the Practitioners’ Reading Group for the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary evaluation of the professional qualifications of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland. 2016.

  • “Structural Rights.” International Society of Public Law Annual Conference. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. June 19, 2016.

  • Making a Murderer’s Dean Strang and Jerry Buting: A Conversation on Justice” (interview). Newmark Theater, Portland, Oregon. June 19, 2016.

  • Joined Farleigh Wada Witt, a full-service business and financial services law firm in Portland, Oregon. Cruz’s practice focuses on commercial finance, corporate finance, and general business. He has over 20 years of experience representing banks, commercial lenders, and other financial service providers in complex commercial loan transactions. Cruz currently serves as a commissioner for the Portland Development Commission and is on several nonprofit boards.

  • Was appointed executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources by Governor John Hickenlooper. Randall had served as the interim director of the department since February 2016. He served as the deputy executive director from 2010 to 2016, and assumed the additional role of chief operations officer in 2014. Randall has played instrumental roles in numerous departmental projects, ranging from new regulatory standards at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to shaping Colorado’s approach to natural resource management on federal lands.

  • 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 appointed to the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter Leadership Board. Blachly is a partner with Samuels Yoelin Kantor in Portland. 

  • Drafter of and coordinator for law professors’ comments on proposed U.S. Bureau of Land Management land planning rules, particularly those related to treatment of “areas of critical environmental concern.” June 5, 2015–May 24, 2016.

  • History of Federal Lands and Purposes of Federal Land Management (panel). Federal Lands Management, Bend City Club, Bend, Oregon. May 19, 2016.

  • Named 2016 recipient of the Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching by the graduating class of Lewis & Clark Law School.

  • Interviewed by Hillary Lake for “Defense Attorneys for Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Want Federal Conspiracy Charge Tossed.” KATU News, May 23, 2016.

  • Interviewed by Tim Becker for “House Committee: Cover Oregon Case ‘Criminal’.” KOIN News, May 23, 2016.

  • Interviewed by Pat Dooris for “Portland Police Chief Placed on Leave.” KGW News, May 24, 2016.

  • Interviewed by Dave Miller for “Death Penalty in Oregon.” Think Out Loud, OPB Radio, May 24, 2016.

  • Interviewed by Kristian Foden-Vencil for “Gary Haugen Has a New Execution Date, but Oregon’s Death Penalty Moratorium Remains.” OPB, May 23, 2016.


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