Oregon State Bar Bulletin MAY 2002

Among Ourselves

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 Susie Shepherd.

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 policy.

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 matters.

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.

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