Moves

 

Calvin Collins has joined ESCO Corp., a worldwide steel technology company headquartered in Portland, as assistant general counsel. Previously Collins was a partner with Newcomb, Schwartz & Landsverk, where he practiced general business and corporate law.

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The law firm of Hutchinson, Anderson, Cox, Coons & DuPriest has become Hutchinson, Cox, Coons & DuPriest as of Jan. 1, 2001. Bruce H. Anderson, longtime shareholder in the firm, has retired. The general practice firm is celebrating 31 years in business this year. Shareholder John G. Cox has been elected president and managing shareholder of the firm. Cox will continue his law practice while assuming the duties of managing shareholder.

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Karna Gustafson became an equity partner of Landye, Bennett & Blumstein on Jan. 1. Gustafson joined the firm in 1995. She focuses her practice on real estate transactions and development, community associations and condominium projects. She is a member of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, where she served on the board in 2000, and in 1999 received the president's award for her contributions to the organization. Other activities include serving on the board of the Community Associations Institute, Oregon Chapter and as the president of the Portlandia Club in 1999. Gustafson graduated from the Willamette University College of Law in 1994.

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The Oregon Association of Realtors announces the following staff promotions and additions: Andrea Bushnell has been appointed executive vice president. She will retain her position as general counsel. Bushnell received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Matt Farmer has been appointed associate general counsel. Farmer has been a staff attorney with the association for the past three years. He received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. Harlan E. Levy has been hired as staff attorney and land use lobbyist. Levy will work primarily with the government affairs department of the association. He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Barry Adamson has joined the association as a staff attorney specializing in litigation on behalf of the association and its members. Adamson received his J.D. from the University of Southern California. They will all practice in the Salem office and can be reached at (800) 252-9115.

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Marva C. Fabien has been appointed coordinator of professional development and multicultural affairs at Willamette University College of Law. In this new position, Fabien will assist with the administration of the externship program and with the implementation of the academic support program. Fabien is also responsible for multicultural planning, programming and student affairs in the College of Law. Fabien most recently was the assistant superintendent for the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn. She was appointed to the Oregon Board of Parole and Post Prison Supervision in 1993, eventually serving as chairperson. She served as the academic support director for Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law in Portland from 1988 to 1993. She has also been an attorney in private practice and a staff attorney for the Multnomah County Legal Aid Service in Portland.

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Buffalo's largest law firm, Hodgson Russ, welcomes Claire Turcotte, who was admitted to the New York Bar on Jan. 8, 2001, and who joined the firm's business division in July 2000 as a member of its health law practice group. Turcotte concentrates her practice in health and hospital law and has extensive experience advising a range of health care clients. She also has experience in general corporate law involving business formations and transactions.

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The city of Cordova, Alaska has hired Molly Mulvaney as staff attorney. Mulvaney is a 1993 graduate of Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and is a member of both the Alaska and Oregon bars. She can be reached at City of Cordova, P.O. Box 1210, Cordova, Alaska 99574; phone: (907) 424-6200; fax: (907) 424-6000; e-mail: mollym@ptialaska.net.

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Tim Wilborn announces the relocation of his office to 1020 S.W. Taylor St., Suite 370, Portland, Ore. 97205, where he will continue to limit his practice to Social Security and SSI disability cases, with an emphasis on post-hearing appeals. Phone numbers will remain the same; phone: (503) 464-9820; fax: (503) 464-9821. Alan Graf, who recently left the firm of Swanson, Thomas & Coon to start his own practice, will be sharing offices with Wilborn at this location. Graf will continue to represent Social Security and SSI disability claimants at both the administrative and federal court levels and also will handle ERISA long term disability and civil rights cases. Phone: (503) 452-2375; fax: (503) 464-9821. Attorneys Graf and Wilborn will maintain separate business entities but will be of counsel to each other.

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The offices of Ipsolon LLP, intellectual property lawyers, have moved to 805 S.W. Broadway, Suite 2740, Portland, Ore. 97205; phone: (503) 249-7066; fax: (503) 249-7068 (phone numbers are unchanged).

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Stefanie Silverman joined the Washington County Section of the Metropolitan Public Defender in January. She attended Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, graduating in May 2000. She was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in October 2000.

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Two Miller Nash attorneys became partners in the Portland office effective Jan. 1, 2001: Craig Armstrong, who practices in the areas of labor, employment and employee benefits, and David Bristol who practices general business, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, banking and financial services institutions, international and intellectual property law.

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Ingrid M. McTaggart has relocated her intellectual property law practice from Portland to Hillsboro. She can be reached at 702 S. E. 5th Ave., Hillsboro, Ore. 97123-4446; telephone: (503) 640-9980; fax: (503) 640-9981; e-mail: ingrid@e-z.net. McTaggart will continue to practice exclusively in the area of patents, trademarks, copyrights and technology licensing.

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Edie Rogoway joined the Multnomah County Section of the Metropolitan Public Defender on Feb. 2001. She attended USC and Southwestern University School of Law, graduating in 1999. She was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in April 2000. Prior to joining the Metropolitan Public Defender, Rogoway worked at the law offices of Janet Hoffman in Portland.

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Ater Wynne has added two new associates in the Portland office. Wendy Russell Gerlach is joining the firm's intellectual property group. She most recently provided in-house counsel on intellectual property and commercial contracts issues to Novartis Pharma AG, a multi-national pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland. Gerlach developed expertise in business, tax and international law while an associate with Ropes and Gray in Boston, Mass. She is fluent in German and French. Natella V. Svistunova has joined the intellectual property and emerging business groups. She has unique international business development experience and multi-lingual capabilities. She has worked with business and government leaders in Russia, the Republic of Georgia and the United States in organizing and implementing business development projects. In addition to English, she is fluent in Russian and Georgian. She is a recent graduate of Willamette University College of Law and will focus on trademarks and emerging business matters.

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David Moskowitz has joined the Wild Salmon Center to direct the organization's Cascadia Salmon Biodiversity Program. During the past five years, Moskowitz has worked in the public sector on threatened species conservation. He worked for the Protected Species Division of the National Marine Fisheries Service. Most recently, he served as the Salmon Recovery Coordinator for Metro. Moskowitz earned a law degree and certificate in environmental and natural resources law in 1990 from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. For more information about The Wild Salmon Center, visit www.wildsalmoncenter.org.

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Frank X. Curci, formerly of counsel and head of Preston, Gates & Ellis's technology and intellectual property practice group in Portland, is now partner with the firm. Curci represents clients in domestic and international intellectual property, Internet-electronic commerce and commercial law matters in North America, the Pacific Rim and the European Union. Previously, Curci served as a visiting attorney at a Tokyo-based law firm in the early 1990s and subsequently his practice has had an international focus. He is also an adjunct professor at McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, Calif., where he teaches international intellectual property law. Curci holds a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in both Oregon and New York.

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After more than four years at the public defender's office, Laurie Shertz has ventured into private practice and opened her own firm. She will continue to concentrate her practice in criminal defense and related fields. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and Seattle University Law School, and is a member of the bars of Oregon and Washington state. She can be reached at 621 S.W. Morrison, Suite 1025, Portland, Ore. 97205; phone: (503) 222-9830; e-mail: Lshertz@pdxlaw.com.

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After two years of borrowing space in the office of her former co-workers at the Native American Program, Anita M. (Meg) Goldberg has found a space to call her own. She is located at 1822 S.W. Madison, Portland, Ore. 97205. Her practice is limited to mediation and facilitation with an emphasis on family and juvenile dependency mediation, including parenting plans, family financial issues, post-adoption and guardianship agreements and Indian Child Welfare Act issues. She can be reached by phone: (503) 236-2892; fax: (503) 232-5165; e-mail: patnmeg@teleport.com. Her mailing address is P.O. Box 82694, Portland, Ore. 97282.

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Ryan W. Bounds has joined the Portland office litigation practice group of Stoel Rives. Bounds received his law degree from Yale Law School and his A.B. degree in political science and psychology from Stanford University. From 1999 through 2000, Bounds was a judicial clerk for the Hon. Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and in 1998, he was a summer associate in the firm's Portland office. He was admitted to the Oregon bar in 2000.

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Bonnie Richardson-Kott has joined Bullivant Houser Bailey's Portland office as a member of the firm's employment litigation and counseling practice group. She is a member of the Oregon and Oklahoma State Bar Associations. She received her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1997.

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Paul Weddle has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Weddle received his B.A. degree from St. Meinrad College, his M.B.A. from City University of Bellevue, Washington, and his J.D. from Willamette University where he was a member of law review. After law school graduation, Weddle joined a private firm in Salem where he specialized in real estate development and transactions.

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Erika Hadlock returns to the Oregon Department of Justice as an assistant attorney general in the appellate division. Hadlock received a B.A. from Reed College and her J.D. from Cornell Law School where she was editor of law review. After law school graduation, Hadlock was in private practice in Portland before joining the appellate division of DOJ. Hadlock then served as a hearings officer for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

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Alan Wight has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Wight received his J.D. from the University of Utah where he was law review editor. For many years, Wight was a partner at a Portland law firm where his practice included a wide variety of business litigation.

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Becky Kamitsuka has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the civil recovery section of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Kamitsuka received her B.S. from the University of Missouri and her J.D. from the University of Oregon. Before attending law school, Kamitsuka was a registered medical technologist. After law school graduation, she was in private practice in Eugene.

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Whitehead & Klosterman have dissolved their partnership effective since Dec. 31, 2000. Brian R. Whitehead and Arthur P. Klosterman opened their independent law practices on Jan. 1, 2001. Both attorneys have remained in the same location at 1610 12th St. S.E., Salem, Ore. 97302. Whitehead has kept the same telephone number of (503) 364-8505 and fax number of (503) 364-2655. Klosterman's new business telephone number is (503) 485-2895 and his fax number is (503) 364-2655.

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C. Craig Heath has joined the investment firm of Wrenn/ Ferguson Group of US Bancorp Piper Jaffray, as managing director of investments. Heath worked 18 years with US Bank Trust Department. The past three years he served as head of the US Bank's trust and private banking groups in Oregon and southwest Washington. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Willamette University and a law degree from Willamette University College of Law. He is also a 1988 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.

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Former Portland and Seattle attorney Daniel A. Nye is beginning his third year in sunny Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, working as managing attorney of the law firm of Salah Al-Hejailan, Saudi's largest firm. Nye was posted to Saudi Arabia in 1998 by the Seattle law firm (now Riddell Williams) where he was formerly a shareholder, and has now elected to continue his tenure beyond his original two-year stint. Nye reports he is greatly enjoying his financial and commercial transactions and maritime law practice for a variety of foreign companies doing business in Saudi Arabia, and Saudi companies doing business abroad, and the challenge of living someplace 'completely different.' he also says he is always glad to hear from friends and contacts in the (rainy?) Pacific Northwest. His e-mail address is danielnye@naseej.com.sa. His work telephone number is 966-1-479-2200. To leave a voice mail message at a Washington state phone number, call 206-935-8139.

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Erin O'Brien Link has recently joined Dana Corporation as legal counsel in Europe, located in the Paris legal department. Additionally, she was elected as treasurer for the Global Corporate Counsel Association, the European chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association.

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Dean C. Werst has moved his offices after 28 years in Tualatin to the community of Willamette in West Linn, Ore. He continues to emphasize business law, contracts, construction law, real estate, estate planning and probate law at 1785 Willamette Falls Dr., West Linn, Ore. 97068; telephone: (503) 722-4546; fax: (503) 722-4549; e-mail: atywerst@teleport.com.

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Two new associates have joined Miller Nash's Portland office. Abraham J.B. Cable joins the firm as an associate in the business department. Cable is admitted to practice in Oregon and focuses his practice on securities matters and general corporate law. He received his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Puget Sound. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School. Julie Bardacke Haddon joins the firm as an associate in the litigation department. She is admitted to practice in California and Oregon and focuses her practice primarily on commercial litigation matters. Haddon received her bachelor's degree in law and society from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

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Concetta F. Schwesinger has joined Bullivant Houser Bailey as a member of the firm's insurance practice group. She received her J.D. from Willamette University School of Law in 1988 as well as her M.B.A. from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University in 1988. Schwesinger's litigation experience includes five years as an assistant district attorney for Multnomah County and more than five additional years in insurance defense and other practice areas.

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For the ninth year, Stoel Rives continues to support Multnomah County Legal Aid Services by hosting a legal aid night clinic staffed by its attorneys. Justin Boose, a member of the construction & design law practice group and litigation department, recently volunteered to serve as clinic director. Boose is replacing Eric Grasberger, who was the clinic director and participant for more than five years and contributed greatly to the success of the program. As clinic director, Boose fulfills a variety of roles, including mentoring new participants, coordinating staffing and resolving conflict issues. In addition, he remains a participant in the clinic. The Stoel Rives night clinic began in Sept. 1992. Approximately 40 to 50 attorneys participate each year, with a total contribution of 1,000 to 1,200 attorney hours.

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Waldport attorney Scott Beckstead has joined the firm of Richard D. Beeson as a shareholder. The firm will now be known as Beeson & Beckstead, and will continue to represent clients in personal injury, wrongful death and maritime claims. The firm is located at 236 W. Olive, Newport, Ore. 97365; telephone: (541) 265-3333; e-mail: beesonatty@actionnet.net and scott@actionnet.net; www.lawyers.com /rdbeeson_lawyer. Beckstead will also continue to operate his firm in Waldport independently of his association with Beeson. His Waldport practice emphasizes animal law, business, real estate, estate planning, guardianships, probate and general civil litigation. He can be contacted in Waldport at 1310 S.W. Corona Ct., P.O. Box 700, Waldport, Ore. 97394; telephone: (541) 563-5447; e-mail: beckatt@pioneer.net. His Website dedicated to the growing field of animal law can be found at www.animal-law.com.

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Andrew D. Coit has established a solo practice located at 1001 S.W. 5th Ave., Suite 1625, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 221-5827; fax: (503) 224-4533. Coit will continue to work in the areas of criminal defense and plaintiff's personal injury. He is also available to provide trial and appellate litigation support to other attorneys on a contract basis. Prior to starting his own practice, Coit worked as an associate attorney for three years at Des and Shannon Connall. Coit graduated from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1997 and received his bachelor's degree from University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. Previously, Coit worked as a commercial whitewater rafting guide and instructor.

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Jollee Faber Patterson has joined the Portland Public School District as general counsel and secretary to the board. Prior to joining the district, Patterson practiced with the firm of Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Hehlhaf. Patterson received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she was a founder and editor in chief of UCLA Women's Law Journal.

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The state public defender's office is pleased to announce that Stephanie J. Hortsch has joined as a deputy public defender. Hortsch is a 1998 graduate of the Willamette University College of Law. Previously she was a judicial clerk for Judge Stephen L. Gallagher Jr. of Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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Muhlheim, Palmer & Wade is pleased to announce that Sheldon I. Rubin became a shareholder of the firm on Jan. 1. Rubin has practiced law since 1980, focusing on the areas of real estate, business, wills, trusts and estates. A member of the Oregon and Illinois bars, he was formerly of counsel to the firm and has taught at the University of Oregon's School of Law and Lundquist College of Business Administration. In addition, Margaret J. Wilson and Amanda K. McClellan have joined the firm as associates. Wilson was admitted to the New Mexico bar in 1993 and the Oregon bar in 1997. Her practice focuses on civil litigation matters including employment, contract disputes and civil rights in administrative proceedings in state and federal courts. McClellan is a 2000 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. She served as the operations editor of the Oregon Law Review and externed with the Hon. Albert E. Radcliffe.

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On the other hand, the office is less than pleased to announce that after five years with the office, Daniel Q. O’Dell has left to reenter the private practice of law. He can be reached at (503) 723-5686.

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Esin Onart has been appointed assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Onart received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, where she was an editor of the Environmental Law Review. During law school, Onart clerked for the trial division at DOJ. Since graduation, she has worked as a law clerk for the Oregon Education Association and the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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Kristin Palladino has been appointed assistant attorney general in the family law section of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Palladino received her J.D. from the University of Oregon. While attending law school, Palladino was a volunteer for CASA and Holt International Children’s Services, an intern for Rep. Bill Morrisette and a clerk for the family law section of DOJ. After law school graduation, she clerked for Circuit Court Judge Steven Maurer. +


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