The Oregon Academy of Family Practitioners (OAFLP) recently
elected officers for 2002: Laura Rackner, president; Ronald
Hergert, vice president; Susan Teller, secretary and Ingrid
Slezak, treasurer. Anyone interested in joining OAFLP may contact
Stahancyk, Gearing, Rackner & Kent and speak with Shawna
at (503) 222-9115.
Dina S. Glassman, associate in the Portland office
of Perkins Coie, has been appointed to the 20-member board of directors
of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Oregon chapter. Glassman
currently vice-chairs the Oregon chapter's 11th annual auction, which
took place in Portland on Feb. 22. Her law practice focuses on labor
and employment issues.
Kerry Barnett, ODS Health Plan's vice president
of professional services, has been appointed by Gov. John Kitzhaber
to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. Barnett's appointment
to the board was recently confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Prior to joining
ODS in 1999, Barnett was CEO of HealthFirst Medical Group. He also served
as Oregon Insurance Commissioner from 1993-1997.
The Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association announces the
election of its 2002 board of directors: George Eighmey and Mary
Overgaard, co-chairs; Penne Ferris, secretary; Katy Proebstel,
treasurer; Kristine Burr, past co-chair and ex-officio member;
Yi Hu, student representative and mentor chair; Ellen Osoinach, and
Richard Glick, head of the environmental practice
group at Davis Wright Tremaine, was recently named a co-chair of the
water resources committee of Associated Oregon Industries (AOI), a non-profit
statewide business advocate. Along with tracking regulatory and legislative
news, the committee works to develop industry policy positions on water
supply and water quality issues. Glick has represented a variety of
local governments and private companies in water and environmental matters.
Stan Rotenberg of Grenley, Rotenberg, Evans, Bragg
& Bodie has been elected president of the Tualatin Country Club.
Robert E. Maloney Jr., a partner in the litigation
department of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, has been elected for a three-year
term to the Oregon Independent College Foundation's board of directors.
The foundation, which includes all private colleges and universities
in Oregon as its members, supports the state of Oregon's outstanding
quality of independent higher education.
Black Helterline partners Robert Donaldson, Paul
Hribernick and David Newhall recently participated as faculty
members in the 2002 Northwest Regional Immigration Conference in Seattle.
Donaldson led panels on consular processing and immigration ethics.
Hribernick led panels on INS Service Center processing and congressional
liaison. Newhall led a panel on nonimmigrant visa applications.
Pamela J. Beery, partner in the firm of Beery &
Elsner in Portland, has been appointed by FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell
to the FCC's Local and State Government Advisory Committee, a national
committee of elected and appointed officials of municipal, county, state
and tribal governments. It advises the FCC on key issues relevant to
local and state government in the area of telecommunications law and
Peter Richter (left) of Miller Nash has been elected
president of the Multnomah Athletic Club, which now has approximately
20,000 members. Richter is the third Miller Nash partner to hold the
office (after Denny Rawlinson and Frank Nash.) Richter
is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was named one
of Oregon's 10 best litigators by the National Law Journal. In his spare
time, he plays tennis and squash, and is passionate about riding his
motorcycle. (If rumors are any indication, off-the-record discussions
of a motorcycle club will continue taking place - and may even materialize
into a legitimate Multnomah Motorcycle Club someday.)
Portland lawyers N. Robert Stoll (left) and Gary
M. Berne, partners in Stoll, Stoll, Berne, Lokting & Schlachter,
are presenting a seminar at Practicing Law Institute seminars in San
Francisco and in New York City, dealing with trial strategy, and 'Accountants'
Liability After Enron.' Stoll and Berne have tried numerous securities
and accountant liability cases in Oregon and elsewhere.
Scott Beckstead was recently elected mayor of Waldport,
Ore. While serving in this volunteer position, Beckstead will continue
to operate his Waldport law office, which emphasizes business, real
estate, estate planning, probate, civil litigation and animal law. He
also is a shareholder in the Newport firm of Beeson & Beckstead,
which handles personal injury, wrongful death and maritime claims.
John Fahsbender, associate in the Portland office
of Perkins Coie, has been elected co-vice chair of the board of directors
of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, a non-profit bicycle advocacy
group based in Portland. Fahsbender's law practice focuses on environmental
The president's choice for Horse Ambassador for 2001 was
given by the Oregon Dressage Society to 'Nick,' a 16-year
old Appaloosa, and his owner, trainer and rider, Salem attorney Vic
Pagel. The award was in appreciation of the pair's contributions
to the promotion of dressage in Oregon. In addition to competing in
standard dressage tests, Nick and Pagel have competed in and performed
numerous musical freestyles over the past 10 years. Pagel also provides
instruction to riders wanting to improve dressage skills and their horses'
abilities to perform and compete, as well as to novice riders of all
ages who wish to obtain basic riding skills.
Katherine O'Neil of Graff & O'Neil in Portland
has been named a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The foundation
is a research center for the empirical study of law, legal institutions
and legal processes in society. +
Roy Tucker, managing partner in the Portland office
of Perkins Coie, has been appointed to the board of the Software Association
of Oregon, which promotes the quality and growth of Oregon's software
industry. Tucker's law practice focuses on corporate securities matters,
and he represents a number of the region's technology and software companies.