Oregon State Bar Bulletin APRIL 2002

Moves

Chuck Levin, formerly a staff attorney at Headwaters Inc. and Oregon Advocacy Center, has become a land protection specialist with the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, based in Athol, Mass. Levin received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1986, and a master's degree in landscape design from the Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, Mass., in 2000. He can be reached at mtgrace@shaysnet.com. (Revised e-mail address.)

Nancie Potter Arellano and Carter M. Mann have been elected partners of Foster Pepper & Shefelman. Arellano concentrates her practice in complex litigation and business disputes , with an emphasis on securities, officers' and directors' liability, contract claims and business torts. She has particular experience in business valuation and proxy contest litigation, civil racketeering, unfair competition and controversies involving real property. Mann's practice focuses on employment, business and real estate litigation, with a particular emphasis on business torts and contract disputes. Mann received his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1991, where he was a member of the Buffalo Law Review. He received his B.A. from Colgate University in 1984.

Jeffrey D. Kirtner has become a partner with the Eugene law firm of Hershner, Hunter, Andrews, Neill & Smith. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1995. Kirtner's previous legal experience includes a clerkship with the U.S. 5th Court of Appeals. Kirtner will focus on employee benefits and healthcare law.

Hertsel Shadian has joined the Portland firm of McEwen Gisvold. Shadian, a 1997 graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law, received his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington School of Law in 1998. His practice focuses on tax, estate planning and general business. Shadian was formerly with the firm of Hanna, Kerns & Strader. He can be reached at 1100 S.W. Sixth Ave., Suite 1600, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 226-7321; e-mail: hertsels@ mcewengisvold.com.

Alison B. Wyner has joined the Portland law firm of McEwen Gisvold, focusing on commercial litigation and real estate. She is active in various bar, civic and charitable activities, including Big Brother/Big Sister Program, coaching the Jefferson High School mock trial team through the Owen H. Panner Inns of Court and serving on the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section's Adopt-a-Classroom Project. She can be reached at 1100 S.W. 6th Ave., Suite 1600, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 226-7321; e-mail: alisonw@ mcewengisvold.com

Heather L. Grossman has joined the litigation and public land group of Preston Gates & Ellis as an associate. Grossman focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and complex litigation as well as municipal and energy law. Her recent work includes supervising teams of attorneys in large-scale discovery responses in complex litigation cases, including matters regarding healthcare law, patent infringement, antitrust, software licensing disputes, negligence and warranty claims.

Carla L. Kelley has joined the Port of Portland as general counsel. She comes to the port after more than a decade with Northwest Natural, including serving as the energy company's deputy general counsel since 1998. Previously she worked as an associate at Miller, Nash, Wiener, Hager & Carlsen, and at the Bonneville Power Administration's office of general counsel. She has also served as director of information services for Reed College, worked for the Energy Policy Institute and the Western Psychiatric Institute Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh, and as a lecturer for Toyama University in Japan.

Jennifer L. Ahlen has joined the office of Foreman, DeGeurin, Nugent & Gerger in Houston, Texas. The firm specializes in white-collar criminal defense and federal government investigations. Prior to joining the firm, Ahlen was an associate at Hoevet, Snyder and Boise and has also served as a public defender in Washington and Lane counties. Her new contact information is 300 Main St., Houston, Texas 77002; phone: (713) 655-9000; fax: (713) 655-1812; e-mail: jahlen@fdng.com.

Tessa Sugahara has been appointed as an assistant attorney general with the labor and employment law section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Sugahara received her J.D. from the University of Oregon. Previously she was in private practice in Portland before joining the DOJ in a limited-duration position in the human services section in August 2000.

Steve Wolf has been appointed as an assistant attorney general with responsibility for attorney general opinions and public records work in the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Wolf received his J.D. from Willamette University. He was a clerk for the Oregon Supreme Court and spent several years in private practice with a Portland firm before joining DOJ in the government services section of the general counsel division.

Bill Brickey has bee appointed as attorney-in-charge of the civil recovery section of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Brickey received his J.D. from Willamette University. He spent many years in private practice in Albany, specializing in business and contract litigation. He also was trial counsel for SAIF before joining DOJ as an assistant attorney general in the trial division in 1996.

Kate Cottrell has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the corrections litigation section of the trial division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Cottrell received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Cottrell was judicial clerk for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge William Keys and a Multnomah County deputy district attorney.

Johnston Mitchell has joined the Portland firm of McEwen Gisvold. He graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1992. His practice focuses on bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, bankruptcy appeals, secured transactions and general business. Mitchell was previously with Bullivant Houser Bailey and has been a frequent speaker on bankruptcy issues. He can be reached at 1100 S.W. Sixth Ave., Suite 1600, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 226-7321; e-mail: johnstonm@mcewengisvold.com.

Shannon O'Fallon has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. O'Fallon received her J.D. from the University of Oregon. After law school graduation, O'Fallon was a clerk for Superior Court Judge Charles Cranston in Alaska and has since served in the Alaska attorney general's office as an assistant attorney general.

Haglund, Kirtley, Kelley & Horngren has changed the name of the firm to Haglund, Kirtley, Kelley, Horngren & Jones to include partner Timothy J. Jones. Jones concentrates his practice in the areas of construction injury, medical and hospital negligence, auto accidents, personal injury and injury or death due to drunk driving, and liquor liability.

Perkins Coie announces the addition of Sarah Crooks to the Portland office, where she is an associate in the litigation practice. Crooks was most recently a law clerk to both Hon. Owen M. Panner, U.S. District Court, and Hon. Susan M. Leeson, Oregon Supreme Court.

Jim Cavanaugh and Jonathan A. Levy have combined their law practices under the firm name of Cavanaugh Levy and will continue business at their current address. The firm will emphasize estate planning, estate and trust administration, retirement benefit planning and tax-exempt organizations.

Preston Gates & Ellis has named two new partners in its Portland office. Jillian R. Bruce advises the cities of Oregon City, Troutdale and Hillsboro on municipal and real estate issues. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Bruce served as a lobbyist for five years before the California state legislature. She also served as general counsel for a large real estate development firm in the San Francisco Bay area. Linda Johannsen's practice focuses on bankruptcy, creditors' rights, commercial law and secured transactions. She is experienced in lending transactions, including traditional secured financing, agricultural lending and maritime financing. She also has experience in workouts of all types including judicial and non-judicial foreclosures and receiverships.

Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue has expanded its land use group with the addition of Ty K. Wyman. He was previously with Stoel Rives and Perkins Coie. He has specialized in land use law since beginning his legal career in 1993. His experience includes such areas as permits subject to the Telecom Act of 1996, obtaining entitlements for retail developers, preparing narratives, hearing memoranda and findings to secure all types of local government entitlement.

Kimberly A. Marsh has joined Bullard Smith Jernstedt Harnish. Marsh relocated from Seattle, where she practiced employment litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts involving discrimination and harassment under the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, ERISA, Title VII, sections 1981 and 1983, breach of contract and various similar state law claims; personnel policies and practices, and arbitration.

Tonkon Torp announces four departmental appointments: Mark F. LeRoux has been re-appointed chair of the business department. His practice emphasizes federal, state and local taxation, as well as general business. He joined Tonkon Torp in 1985, becoming a partner in 1990. Kurt W. Ruttum has been appointed vice-chair of the business department. His practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings and general corporate counseling. He began his career with the firm in 1986 and was a partner in 1996 when he left to join a publicly-held manufacturing client. He rejoined the firm in the fall of 2000 and was re-admitted as a partner in January 2002. Scott G. Seidman has been appointed chair of the litigation department. His practice focuses on business-related litigation in such areas as antitrust, securities, employment and general business. He joined the firm in 1983 after practicing law with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco. He has been a partner since 1989. Philip S. Van Der Weele has been appointed vice-chair of the litigation department. He is a general business litigator specializing in antitrust counseling and antitrust litigation. Before joining Tonkon Torp in 1986 (and becoming a partner in 1991), he practiced in Michigan. Van Der Weele's clients include NIKE, Portland General Electric and Olympus America, Inc.

Garvey, Schubert & Barer announces that Larry J. Brant, Stephen J. Connolly and Robert C. Weaver, Jr. have been re-elected as co-managing directors of the firm's Oregon office. Mark E. Friedman and Larry J. Brant have been elected to the executive committee of Garvey, Schubert & Barer.

Debra Pilcher, Brandon J. Baxter and Christopher Knight have joined the law firm of Jaqua & Wheatley as associates. Pilcher most recently served as corporate counsel for Hynix Semiconductor Manufacturing America and will focus her practice in the area of business transactions and litigation. Baxter graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2001. Knight is a 2001 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. Both will provide support to the firm's litigation practice.

Julia Markley has joined the Portland office of Perkins Coie where she is a general litigation associate. Markley was recently a law clerk to Hon. R. William Riggs of the Oregon Supreme Court. Prior to that, she was a judicial extern to United States District Court Judge Ancer L. Haggerty.

Richard (Dick) T. Howsley, James D. Howsley and Patrick D. Holmes have joined Lane Powell Spears Lubersky and will practice in the areas of land use, real estate, environmental and natural resources. Prior to joining Lane Powell as a partner, Richard Howsley was president of his own Clark County, Wash. firm founded in 1992. Previously he was a partner and past president of Landerholm, Memovich, Lansverk & Whitesides, a director of Clark County's regional government, and in 1974 he was executive director of Oregon's Rogue Valley Council of Governments. James Howsley joins Lane Powell as an associate. He received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law where he was president and vice president of the Willamette University Environmental Law Society. Patrick Holmes joins Lane Powell as an associate. Holmes also received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law where he was a member of the Willamette University Environmental Law Society. He holds two undergraduate degrees from Washington State University, one in environmental science and one in biology. Lane Powell recently opened an office in Vancouver's Riverview Tower, located at 900 Washington Street.

Judith Armatta has accepted a one-year appointment as the Coalition for International Justice's (CIJ) liaison at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, The Netherlands. CIJ is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization whose goal is to facilitate the historic work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Sandra K. Haynes is joining Garrett, Hemann, Robertson, Jennings, Comstock & Trethewy as counsel to the firm. In her practice, Haynes will defend employers and insurers in workers' compensation and employment law cases. She represents clients before administrative forums and state trial courts, and is experienced with claims management and mediated settlements. Haynes was appointed by two Oregon governors to serve two consecutive terms on the State of Oregon Workers' Compensation Board, acting as an employer representative from 1993-2000. Prior to her service on the board, she practiced as a workers' compensation defense lawyer.

Five attorneys have joined Smith Freed & Eberhard. Stephen E. Archer earned a B.A. in history from Santa Clara University and received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. He has recently served as the chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the Lane County Bar. Archer's practice includes the defense of health care professionals and institutions in personal injury cases. New associate Maeghan L. Maloney received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Maloney defends personal injury and property damage claims. Before joining the firm she was a Henry Luce Fellow at the Association of Women for Action and Research in Singapore. Peter D. Motley is an associate who received both his B.A. (in telecommunications and film) and his J.D. from the University of Oregon. While in law school at UO, Motley served as an associate editor for the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation. His practice includes coverage opinions, personal injury defense and construction defects. Associate Steven M. Yarosh joined Smith Freed & Eberhard with an undergraduate degree in marketing research from the University of Central Florida and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. Most recently, he served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. Yarosh practices personal injury, wrongful death and nursing home litigation. Jennifer A. McCauley also joined Smith Freed & Eberhard. She received a B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts and her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. McCauley's practice includes construction defect litigation.

Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue has expanded its land use group with the addition of Ty K. Wyman. Previously Wyman was with Stoel Rives and Perkins Coie. He has specialized in land use law since beginning his legal career in 1993. His experience has covered a broad array of topics, including permits subject to the Telecom Act of 1996, obtaining entitlements for retail developers, preparing narratives, hearing memoranda and findings to secure all types of local government entitlement. He has particular expertise in issues related to traffic impact mitigation, including traffic impact fee credits, development agreements and negotiating approval conditions. Wyman has presented seminars on road and access in Oregon, salmon in the Northwest and highway access.

Louis D. Savage has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as of counsel in its Portland office. Savage specializes in administrative law, government regulation, litigation and employment law. He has experience working with many federal agencies including the Department of Agriculture, Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Tobacco and Firearms. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Savage was an owner with Garvey, Schubert & Barer in Portland. He also served four years as district director for U.S. Rep. Ron Wyden, and was the executive director of Multnomah County Legal Aid Service from 1991-95.

Chin See Ming has been promoted to partner in the Portland office of Perkins Coie, where he has a general litigation practice. He serves on the Volunteer Lawyers Committee of the ACLU and on the Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners. He received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Oregon Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif.

Neil Nathanson has been promoted to partner in the Portland office of Perkins Coie. His practice focuses on corporate finance and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and computer and Internet law. He is active in the Software Association of Oregon and has worked with Legal Services for Children in San Francisco. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Thomas L. Evans has been elected a shareholder of Banner & Witcoff's Portland office. Evans has significant experience in the prosecution of U.S. patent applications. His accomplishments have included the successful briefing and argument of two appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, and the prosecution of reissue applications.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announces the addition of attorneys Michael T. Garone and Robert L. Harrington to the firm's Portland office. Garone is a new shareholder in the firm's employment law practice group and brings more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of collective bargaining. Harrington will be of counsel to the firm's patent and trademark practice group, having conducted a successful patent law practice for more than 30 years. Also new to the Portland office are attorneys Chris Burdett, Kristina L. Carey, Kate Brooke, Paul J. Fordenbacher, Henry W. Gerock III, Roman D. Hernandez, Jeffrey R. Jones, Mario D. Madden, Neda D. Soofi and Joshua P. Stump.

Reed Smith announces the addition of Timothy M. Rutten as of counsel to the government relations group in its Washington, D.C. office. He is the fourth person from Verner Liipfert to join Reed Smith's expanding government relations practice in the past five months. Rutten's practice focuses on the representation of corporations, associations, local and state governments and Native American tribes before Congress, the administration and federal agencies. He regularly advises clients on issues related to appropriations, tax, transportation, the environment and natural resources policy. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Rutten practiced in the Federal Affairs and Legislative group of another Washington, D.C. law firm, and before that at a Portland, Ore.-based firm. Before entering private practice, Rutten served for seven years in a number of positions on the staff of Senator Mark O. Hatfield, including legal counsel, legislative assistant, field representative and assistant press secretary. Rutten received his J.D. and Certificate of Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes in 1992 from Willamette University College of Law, and his B.S. from Oregon State University in 1987.

Foster Pepper & Shefelman recently named Gregory L. Powell managing partner, who takes over the reins from Michael R. Silvey. After five successful years of leadership, Silvey returns to a full-time real estate practice and chair of the Portland office's real estate practice group. Powell, a partner at the firm since 1998, concentrates his practice in corporate and pass-through entity acquisitions, joint ventures and diversification. He has substantial experience in federal tax planning for domestic entity structuring.

Tonkon Torp announces that four attorneys have joined the firm as associates. Brian R. Cable practices business law with an emphasis on corporate securities. He earned his J.D. at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis of Clark College. He received his B.A. from Washington State University. Paul W. Conable focuses his practice on commercial litigation. He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. He earned an M.S. from Ohio State University and a B.A. from Tufts University. Christopher D. Erickson practices business law with an emphasis on corporate securities. He earned his J.D. at the University of Oregon School of Law and a B.S. from the University of Oregon's College of Business. Geoffrey D. Strong concentrates his practice on corporate finance and general business law. He earned his J.D. at the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis of Clark College and a B.S. from Western Oregon University.

Eva Jo Temple has joined the Pendleton office of Mautz, Baum & O'Hanlon, as an associate attorney. Temple received her J.D. from University of Oregon Law School in 1996. She then spent two years working with a private law firm in Eugene before returning to her hometown in 1998 to work at the public defenders office. Temple's practice will focus primarily on civil litigation, business and real estate law.

Murray S. Petitt and Janice E. Hatton have become shareholders with Thorp, Purdy, Jewett, Urness & Wilkinson. Petitt's practice concentrates on domestic relations, criminal law and creditor rights. Hatton practices primarily in the areas of estate planning and elder law.

Denise B. Soto is moving her law practice to: 939 S.W. Elm St., P.O. Box 1045, Albany, Ore. 97321; phone: (541) 917-0111; fax: (541) 917-0333; e-mail: sotolaw@peak.org. She will continue to focus her practice on estate planning, probate, guardianships and conservatorships and small corporations.

Eugene lawyers William R. Sharp and Edward T. Monks and the law firm of Morrow, Monks & Sharp have moved to: 1200 High St., Suite 150, Eugene, Ore. 97401.

The Malheur County District Attorney's announces the arrival of its newest deputy. Philip Alan Johnson II received his J.D. from Willamette University and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon. He served as executive editor of the Willamette Journal of International Law & Dispute Resolution during law school and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.

Kelly R. Tilden has joined Black Helterline where her practice will focus on business and employment litigation and immigration law. Tilden received a bachelors degree in French and art history from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., and her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.

Mark M. Williams has relocated his offices to the Benj. Franklin Plaza, Suite 1850, One S.W. Columbia St., Portland, Ore. 97258-2040. His telephone remains the same: (503) 224-6229; new fax is (503) 225-9878, and e-mail remains mwilliams@mwilliamslaw.com. He will continue to emphasize elder law, guardianship/conservatorship and attorney ethics.

Mary Chaffin has been named regional trust manager for U.S. Bank's private client group. In her new position Chaffin is responsible for overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of trust administration and providing leadership-level expertise to senior management, trust personnel and clients regarding trust products, services, programs and processes. Chaffin served as senior corporate counsel at U.S. Bancorp from 1988 to 1999, and she had her own law practice from 1999 to 2001.

Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler announces that Corinne Sam will be joining the firm as an associate attorney. Sam is has served two years as a judicial clerk and deputy magistrate in Alaska. She graduated in 1999 from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where she was managing editor of the Environmental Law Review.

Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, based in downtown Portland, has merged with Duncan & Associates, formerly located near Lake Oswego. The new firm retains the Dunn Carney name and location. Dunn Carney has long been one of Portland's ten largest firms, and the four-lawyer Duncan firm brings the total Dunn Carney legal roster to 48. Both firms represent closely held businesses in a wide range of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, wholesale, retail, construction, telecommunications and financial entities.

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