Oregon State Bar Bulletin — AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2002

Among Ourselves

Ball Janik celebrated its 20th anniversary on July 1. The firm was formed in 1982 by Robb Ball, Steve Janik, Ken Novack and Jack Orchard, with six attorneys. Initially, the firm specialized in real estate development and land use matters. It now has offices in Portland, Oregon, Bend, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s practice areas have grown to include bankruptcy and debtor/creditor issues, business/corporate, construction, employment, estate planning and administration, government relations and administrative law, health care, insurance coverage, land use and environmental law, litigation, and real estate transactions. The firm is now home to 23 partners, and 29 associate and of-counsel attorneys and government relations specialists.

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Sarah Crooks, associate in the Portland office of Perkins Coie, has been appointed to the executive committee of the OSB’s newly formed Diversity Section. The Diversity Section was formed in Jan. 2002 and will concentrate on education, the exchange of ideas and the collection of data in an effort to increase diversity within the bar membership. Crooks was appointed by Oregon Women Lawyers to serve as that organization’s representative on the executive committee, and she is also serving as the section’s treasurer. She is currently president-elect of Oregon Women Lawyers. Her law practice focuses on general litigation.

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OSB member Victor Hoffer of Mount Angel was recently honored by the American Ambulance Association for his 20 years of work as a paramedic. This is the second time he received the Star of Life award for community service, outstanding medical care and commitment to pre-hospital treatment. The first time was in 1997. Hoffer received the award in Washington, D.C. at the annual AAA’s Stars of Life banquet.

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William D. Rutherford was re-elected as chair of the board of directors for Metro One Telecommunications at its recent annual shareholders meeting. Rutherford, president of Rutherford Investment Management with offices in Portland, is the former Oregon state treasurer. He has been president of two investment companies in New York City, and played a major role in the restructuring of Metalgesellschaft, one of Europe’s largest companies.

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Klarquist Sparkman’s biotechnology patent group has been ranked No. 1 in a national competition for a contract to provide patent services to the National Institutes of Health. The firm’s 18-member biotechnology group, chaired by William D. Noonan, has eleven Ph.D.s and one M.D. who work with biotechnology clients throughout the world to obtain patent protection for their inventions. The firm has been patent counsel to the NIH for the last five years, and has been awarded a new contract to continue as NIH patent counsel for another five years.

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Dean N. Alterman, a partner in the real estate department of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, has been appointed as vice chair of the Brokers and Brokerage Committee of the American Bar Association’s real property, probate and trust law section for 2002-03. Alterman is a former chair of the real estate legislative subcommittee of the OSB Real Estate and Land Use Section and is a frequent speaker and author on real estate topics.

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Dennis Rawlinson, a partner and chair of Miller Nash’s litigation department, has been elected to his second three-year term to the Oregon Independent College Foundation’s board of directors. The foundation members include all private colleges and universities in Oregon and supports the state of Oregon’s outstanding quality of independent higher education. Rawlinson also serves as chair of the commercial and business section of the ABA Litigation Section.

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Nancy J. Moriarity of Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel has been elected president of the Oregon chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Other officers elected are: Kathleen J. Hansa, president-elect; Katherine S. Somervell, vice president; Richard J. Vangelisti, secretary; Jacqueline A. Tommas, treasurer; and Robert E. Barton, past president. Newly elected members of the board are: Benjamin M. Bloom, Kathleen Brandis, Katherine Heekin, Helle Rode and Shelley D. Russell. Continuing members of the board are: Michelle A. Blackwell, Marilyn E. Litzenberger, Christine M. Meadows, Kevin S. O’Scannlain, Owen L. Schmidt, Patricia Sullivan and Michael L. Williams.

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Theresa L. (Terry) Wright spent February, March and April of 2002 in Croatia as a volunteer with ABA/CEELI (American Bar Association/Central and Eastern European Law Initiative). Wright, who is a clinical professor at the Northwestern School of Law, was in Croatia to review and evaluate law school clinics and to make recommendations regarding sustainability. The clinics are funded in part or in whole by ABA/ CEELI grants, provided to ABA/CEELI by the U.S. Agency on International Development. While in Croatia, Wright spent time at the law faculties of Rijeka, Osijek and Split.

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Jesse D. Lyon, a business transactions lawyer in the hospitality practice group at Davis Wright Tremaine, was recently elected president of the advisory board for Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management. Lyon succeeds Bill Baldwin, president of Baldwin Resources Group. The board consists of hospitality industry leaders throughout the West Coast.

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Adam D. Rose, associate at the law firm of Stoll, Stoll, Berne, Lokting & Shlachter, has been appointed to the board of directors of Adventist Medical Center. His practice focuses on corporate, real estate and securities law issues.

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OSB member Jesse L. Riddle of Sandy, Utah, was appointed to the board of regents for the Harris Manchester College at Oxford University in Oxford, England. Riddle was appointed at a formal induction ceremony June 18 in Oxford in the college chapel with introductions and remarks made by Dr. Ralph Waller, Harris Manchester College principal. The board of regents for Harris Manchester College is composed of 22 members who serve three-year terms and act as advisers to the college. Regents meet four times a year, twice yearly at Oxford University.

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Carolyn G. Wade of Hershner, Hunter, Andrews, Neill & Smith has been elected president of the Lane County Bar Association. She has practiced law in Eugene for 18 years. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1980 and University of Oregon in 1983. Since 1983 Wade has developed her practice in creditors’ rights, debtors’ remedies and bankruptcy matters.

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Daniel M. Ricks of Kennedy, Watts, Arellano & Ricks has been appointed chair of the Multnomah Bar Association Professionalism Committee for the 2002-2003 year.

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Joanne L. Southey of Kennedy, Watts, Arellano & Ricks has been elected to the Oregon Women Lawyers board of directors for the 2002-2003 year.

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Scott Bellows has been named secretary of the board of directors of Portland Mountain Rescue, a volunteer non-profit organization that promotes wilderness and mountaineering safety through public education and rescue operations. Bellows is a mediator and civil litigator emphasizing construction, real estate and employment law.


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