Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2002

Moves

Scott Jackson has been appointed an assistant attorney general in the district attorney assistance section of the criminal justice division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Jackson received his J.D. from Willamette University. Jackson worked in the Beaverton city attorney’s office as city prosecutor and was briefly in private practice. The majority of his experience has been as a deputy district attorney in Clackamas County.

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Summer Saad has been appointed an assistant attorney general in the corrections litigation unit of the trial division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Saad received her J.D. from the University of Oregon, where she was a member of Oregon Law Review. During law school, Saad served an internship with the U.S. attorney’s office. After law school graduation, she was in private practice in Eugene and most recently a deputy district attorney in Harney County.

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Kate Lonborg has been appointed an assistant attorney general in the special litigation section of the trial division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Lonborg received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, where she was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law. Lonborg clerked in the human services section of the general counsel division with the Department of Justice during law school. After graduation, she was in private practice in Portland.

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Linda Guss has been appointed an assistant attorney in charge of the human services section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Guss received her J.D. from Willamette University, where she was form editor of Willamette Law Review. Guss joined the department in 1988 as an assistant attorney general in the family law section of the civil enforcement division. In 1996 she transferred to the human services section of the general counsel division, where she has been coordinating legal advice to child welfare programs.

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Joan S. Kelsey, formerly assistant city attorney for the city of Wilsonville, is now of counsel to Beery & Elsner. Kelsey will continue to practice exclusively in the area of municipal law, with an emphasis on land use, public infrastructure development and financing and public contracts.

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Lorne O. Dauenhauer has joined the law firm of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky in the Portland office as an associate and will continue to concentrate his practice in the areas of employee benefits, ERISA and executive compensation. In 1999, Dauenhauer joined Lane Powell as a law clerk and ERISA consultant while also attending law school. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior associate with Dougherty Petroff Associates, specializing in administration, design and actuarial consulting for qualified and nonqualified retirement plans.

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Fewel & Brewer of Corvallis, Ore., announces the addition of David E. Coulombe. Coulombe is a 2002 graduate of Willamette University College of Law who was admitted to practice law in Oregon in October 2002. Prior to joining the firm, Coulombe worked as a court operations specialist for the Oregon Judicial Department and also did research for Clark, Lindauer, Fetherston, Edmonds and Lippold of Salem and for Willamette University College of Law. He spent 18 years in the timber industry prior to this career change. He will be handling prosecutions for the municipal courts of Corvallis and Philomath, as well as receiving new private-sector clients.

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Bullivant Houser Bailey announces the addition of seven associate attorneys to its Portland office. Beth Cupani practices in the firm’s special investigations and coverage unit, a specialized branch of the firm’s insurance practice group. Formerly, Cupani was deputy public defender appellate attorney in Salem. She received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1995. Anthony L. Reiner joins the firm’s insurance coverage practice group. He is a former deputy district attorney for Clatsop County. Reiner received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. Seth H. Row has joined the firm’s employment practice group and will focus on employment discrimination litigation. Most recently, Row served a two-year clerkship for the Hon. Fred Van Sickle, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1998. Holly E. Pettit is part of the firm’s insurance coverage practice group. She received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Nicole Commissiong will focus on insurance defense for the firm’s general practice group and also joins the business litigation practice group. Prior to her work at the firm, she was a clerk for Lane County Circuit Court. Commissiong received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. Kevin E. Barton will be a member of the firm’s general litigation practice group. He received his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, where he was a Thomas J. White Scholar on Law and Government and the vice president of the Public Interest Law Forum. Christopher M. Veley focuses on defending businesses, insurance companies and individuals in tort litigation, particularly in matters involving motor vehicle collisions for the firm’s general litigation practice group. Veley received his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law.

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The Hon. Donald O. Costello; Robert James Miller, assistant professor Lewis & Clark Law School, and David B. Thompson, Portland attorney, were appointed in August 2001 as appellate court judges for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.

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Bill Pierznik has joined the Portland office of Stoel Rives as an associate in the firm’s corporate and intellectual property practice groups. Pierznik was formerly an associate at Cooley Godward in Palo Alto, Calif. and has worked with a broad range of business entities, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. He has represented and counseled emerging growth and established technology companies in a wide variety of intellectual property, corporate and transactional matters. He has significant experience in technology licensing and acquisitions (including software, hardware and content), commercial transactions, Internet law, electronic commerce, strategic relationships, venture capital financing and mergers and acquisitions.

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Arden Shenker of the law offices of Arden E. Shenker, and Robert and Nell Bonaparte of Bonaparte & Bonaparte, have merged their practice in complex civil litigation to become the new firm of Shenker & Bonaparte, located at 475 Benjamin Franklin Plaza, One S.W. Columbia, Portland, Ore. 97258. Their phone numbers remain the same: (503) 294-1118 or (503) 242-0005, and the fax numbers are: (503) 294-0015 or (503) 323-7360.

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Loren Collins has been appointed as the attorney in charge of the commercial and environmental section of the trial division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Collins received his J.D. from Willamette University. During law school, Collins was a clerk for the U.S attorney for the district of Oregon. Collins has been in private practice in Corvallis and Salem, including a period as a sole practitioner.

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Saalfeld Griggs, with offices in Salem and Bend, announces that April A. Dillman has recently joined the firm’s corporate practice group. Dillman obtained her her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2002. Her practice will focus on business and corporate law.

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Stoel Rives welcomes two new associates. Sarah Adams Lien joins as an associate in the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Adams Lien was a summer associate at Stoel Rives in Portland during 2001. She clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice, appellate division. Adams Lien received her law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Jason Dalton joins as an associate in the firm’s corporate practice group. During 2001, Dalton was a summer associate at Stoel Rives in Portland and Preston, Gates & Ellis in Seattle. Previously, Dalton was an intern at Greater Boston Legal Services. Dalton received his law degree from Harvard Law School.

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Marc Abrams has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the trial division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Abrams received his J.D. from the University of Michigan. Abrams has worked as an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, an adjunct professor of communications at Temple University and an adjunct professor of equitable remedies at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. Abrams has been in private practice in Philadelphia and Portland.

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Ingrid McTaggart has relocated her office to 534 S.E. 58th Ave., Portland, Ore. 97215-1824. Phone: (503) 230-7934; fax: (503) 230-7935. E-mail remains the same: ingrid@e-z.net. She continues to practice in the area of intellectual property, including patents and trademarks.

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Antonia De Meo and David Yeager are now working for the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina. The chamber is an international tribunal created under the Dayton Peace Agreement to decide individual cases of human rights abuses occurring in Bosnia and Herzegovina. De Meo joined the registry of the chamber as an international staff attorney in November 2000, and in August 2002 she was promoted to international deputy registrar. In her new position, she also now supervises the work of 15 national and international lawyers and legal interns, and she manages the legal work of the chamber’s field office in Banja Luka. Yeager joined the registry of the chamber as an international staff attorney in June 2002, and he is based in Sarajevo. De Meo and Yeager were both formerly associate attorneys with the Portland firm of Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf.

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Renιe E. Jacobs has joined the law firm of Geffner & Bush in Los Angeles. Her practice focuses on the representation of unions in all phases of labor law and clients include the Writers Guild, Screen Actors Guild, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Directors Guild. She can be reached at 3500 W. Olive Ave., Suite 1100, Burbank, Calif. 91505; phone: (818) 973-3200; e-mail: rjacobs@ geffner-bush.com.

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Weatherford, Thompson, Cowgill, Black & Schultz of Albany announces the addition of Joel D. Kalberer as an associate attorney. Prior to joining the firm, Kalberer maintained a practice in Eugene and served as an administrative hearings officer for the Linn-Benton Housing Authority. Kalberer is a 2001 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. He practices in the area of civil litigation, land use and business law. He will also continue work as a hearings officer.

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Zachary J. Fruchtengarten has joined Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe as an associate in the firm’s Portland office. Fruchtengarten received his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Oregon in 2001. He also received a B.S. degree in Finance and Management from the U of O in 1996. He was previously a multistate tax services consultant for the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche.

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Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue announces the addition of Anne Foster. She focuses on general civil litigation with an emphasis on physical injury, professional malpractice and product liability. Foster earned both her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1999. While attending law school, she assisted the National Association of Attorneys General in distributing more than $9.6 billion of discretionary funds from the national tobacco settlement to the many states and provinces involved. Foster was previously with Tooze, Duden, Creamer, Frank & Hutchinson, where she did litigation work in federal and state medical and professional malpractice cases. Foster can be reached at adf@dunn-carney.com.

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Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue announces the addition of Kyle Stinchfield. He will focus on retirement planning and tax law as well as general business, corporate and transactional work. After earning his B.A. in Psychology in 1997 from the University of Puget Sound, Stinchfield completed his MBA and J.D. from the University of Oregon in 2001. Most recently he completed his L.L.M in taxation from New York University. Stinchfield can be reached at kjs@dunn-carney.com.

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Criminal defense attorney Linda C. Severin has joined the Seattle office of Garvey Schubert Barer. Severin was an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York (Manhattan) from 1984 to 1992, and is the former law partner of Richard C. Tallman, now a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Previously Severin was a member of the white-collar defense practice group at Bogle & Gates from 1992 to 1999, becoming a partner in 1994. Most recently, she worked in the general counsel’s office at Boeing.


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