Oregon State Bar Bulletin MAY 2002

Moves

Correction: Boyd P. Burnett joined Virtumundo, Inc. as general counsel in August 2000. Virtumundo is an Internet advertising and marketing company with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. Burnett previously worked as senior corporate counsel for U.S. Bancorp in Portland. He can be reached at 4600 Madison Ave., Suite 500, Kansas City, Mo. 64112; phone: (816) 931-1771; e-mail: bburnett@ virtumundo.com. (E-mail address was previously published incorrectly.)

John M. Cowden was recently named managing partner of the San Francisco office of Kaye, Rose & Maltzman, an admiralty and maritime litigation firm that represents cruise lines and passenger vessel operators. Cowden, formerly an owner and managing director of the Portland office of Garvey, Schubert & Barer, will continue to limit his practice to multistate litigation of marine casualties, oil spills, personal injuries and marine-based commercial matters. He may be reached at One California Street, Suite 2230, San Francisco, Calif. 94111; phone: (415) 433-6555; e-mail: jcowden@kayerose.com.

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 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.

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 firm's executive committee.

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 U.S. District Court Judge Ancer L. Haggerty.

Debra Pilcher, Brandon J. Baxter and Christopher Knight have joined Jaqua & Wheatley in Eugene 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.

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. 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 undergraduate degrees in environmental science and biology.

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, Netherlands. CIJ is a non-profit, 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. Haynes will defend employers and insurers in workers' compensation and employment law cases and represent clients before administrative forums and state trial courts. Haynes was appointed by two Oregon governors to serve two consecutive terms on Oregon Workers' Compensation Board, acting as an employer representative from 1993-2000. Previously, she practiced as a workers' compensation defense lawyer.

Five attorneys have joined Smith Freed & Eberhard. Stephen E. Archer 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 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 his J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he 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 earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. 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 received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. McCauley's practice includes construction defect litigation.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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 re-issue 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, who will be of counsel to the firm's patent and trademark practice group, 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. His 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.

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.

Foster, Pepper & Shefelman recently named Gregory L. Powell (left) as managing partner, taking over the reins from Michael R. Silvey, who served five years in that post. Silvey is returning to a full-time real estate practice and will 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.

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 defender 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. She will be 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 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.

Laird C. Kirkpatrick will become dean of the University of Oregon School of Law on Aug. 1. Kirkpatrick, a U.O. faculty member since 1974, is currently Hershner Professor of Jurisprudence at the law school and will become the Knight Law Dean. He previously served as interim dean of the law school for six months during 1980. He is co-author of Evidence Under the Rules, one of the most widely adopted evidence course books used in American law schools and author of the leading Oregon treatise on evidence. He is also co-author of a five-volume treatise on federal evidence that is widely cited by the federal courts. Kirkpatrick recently returned from a two-year appointment in Washington, D.C., where he served as counsel to the head of the criminal division at the U.S. Department of Justice and also as a commissioner, ex officio, on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Josselson, Potter & Roberts, after 18 years on S.W. Front Avenue and Yamhill Street in Portland, has relocated its offices to the Pearl District. The new address is The Gregory, Suite 306, 425 N.W. 10th, Portland, Ore. 97209; phone: (503) 228-1455; fax: (503) 228-0171.

Margaret J. Wilson has joined Watkinson, Laird, Rubenstein, Lashway & Baldwin in Eugene as an associate. Previously she was an associate with Muhlheim, Palmer & Wade in Eugene. Wilson graduated from the University of Oregon in 1993. Her practice has focused on civil litigation, commercial litigation and employment advice and litigation. Wilson is the co-chair of the Lane County Employment Law Section and an executive board member of the OSB Civil Rights Section.

Amanda M. Walkup has become an associate with Hershner, Hunter, Andrews, Neill & Smith. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1993. Since 1993 she has practiced in civil litigation and will continue to do so at Hershner Hunter.

R. Scott Palmer has rejoined his former colleagues as a shareholder in Watkinson, Laird, Rubenstein, Lashway & Baldwin. Palmer was formerly a shareholder in Muhlheim, Palmer & Wade. He has extensive litigation experience in state, federal and bankruptcy court. He will continue to concentrate on debtor/creditor law, including commercial litigation, bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, real property litigation and disputes between owners, shareholders and partners.

Teresa A. Statler announces the relocation of her immigration law office to 522 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 812, Portland, Ore. 97204. Her phone number, (503) 220-4185, fax (503) 281-2624, and e-mail, t_statler@compuserve.com, remain unchanged.

Neisha A. Saxena is the new director of annual fund and communications for the Campaign for Equal Justice. Saxena is a 1992 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining the campaign staff, she practiced law with Kell, Alterman & Runstein, Bullivant Houser and most recently with Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

Neil Nathanson, an attorney with Perkins Coie in Portland, was recently voted partner. Nathanson's areas of emphasis include corporate finance and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and computer and Internet law.

Perkins Coie announces the addition of Michelle L. Johnson to its Portland office, where she is a part-time associate in the patent procurement practice. Johnson has been a free-lance writer since leaving Klarquist, Sparkman, Campbell, Leigh & Whinston. Previously, she worked at Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb in Albuquerque, N.M. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers-Newark School of Law.

Bonnie Richardson-Kott has joined the Portland office of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky as an associate, where she will concentrate her practice in the areas of energy law and commercial litigation, including contract disputes and creditors' rights. Prior to joining Lane Powell, Richardson-Kott practiced in Portland with Bullivant Houser. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and Oklahoma. She received her J.D. from University of Oklahoma College of Law and her B.A. from University of Oklahoma.

Chin See Ming, an attorney with Perkins Coie in Portland, was recently voted partner. Ming's areas of emphasis include complex commercial litigation, product liability litigation and counseling and product recalls.

After nearly two and one-half years as co-director of the Oregon Court of Appeals' Appellate Settlement Conference Program, Glen H. Downs has resigned. He is returning to more pastoral pursuits on the north Oregon coast.

Miller Nash welcomes Marie Eckert to the firm's litigation department. Eckert is an experienced business litigator with particular expertise in financial institutions litigation. She worked at Perkins Coie between 1988 and 1994 and has served as litigation manager and senior corporate counsel in charge of litigation for the western region of U.S. Bancorp. Eckert chairs the business litigation section of the OSB and serves on the board of directors of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel.

Bradley Myers has accepted a permanent position on the faculty of the University of North Dakota School of Law. Myers earned his B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology at UCLA, a J.D. at the University of Oregon and an LL.M in taxation from New York University. Myers will be teaching courses in taxation, estates, international business transactions and intellectual property.

Effective May 1, Tami S.P. Carroll will be practicing as Tami S.P. Carroll, Attorney at Law. Carroll will continue to concentrate her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, business formation, planning and transactions and real property transactions. Carroll's practice is located in the Hult Executive Suites, 399 East 10th Ave., Suite 208, Eugene, Ore. 97401; phone: (541) 338-8352; fax: (541) 338-8458; e-mail: tspcarroll@qwest.net.

The law firm of Graham & Dunn announces that Jeffrey A. Beaver has been elected the newest shareholder of the firm. Beaver focuses his practice on financial services, condemnation and commercial litigation. He has successfully tried numerous multimillion dollar cases, including condemnation matters, claims arising from reconstruction and construction issues, breach of contract and UCC claims. He is known for his participation in the landmark Hirabayashi coram nobis defense team. Beaver is the former president and treasurer of the Loren Miller Bar Association and received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1985.

Edward Gilbert, formerly a partner of Perkins Coie, has accepted a Hong Kong-based position with Merrill Lynch Global Principal Investments, where he will take responsibility for distressed debt investments in China and Taiwan, as well as other countries in the region. He can be reached at Merrill Lynch Ltd, 17/F Asia Pacific, 3 Garden Rd Central, Hong Kong; phone: 8522-161-7687; fax: 8522-161-7148; e-mail: edward_gilbert@hk.ml.com or edwardgilbert838@cs.com.

Vernon W. Francissen has joined the Chicago office of Gardner, Carton & Douglas as counsel to the intellectual property department. He continues to practice in patent procurement and litigation relating to high tech electronics and software. Francissen holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and is a former member of the technical staff of Bell Laboratories. He was formerly a partner at McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff in Chicago.

Kay T. Garrett has been appointed as assistant attorney general with the family law section of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Garrett received her J.D. from Willamette University. She has been a law clerk in the family law section and since September 2001 an honors attorney in the appellate and general counsel divisions of the Department of Justice.

Matt McCauley has been appointed as assistant attorney general with the tobacco compliance task force unit of the criminal justice division of the Oregon Department of Justice. McCauley received his J.D. from the University of Oregon. McCauley was in private practice in Springfield and was a deputy district attorney in Jackson County.

Stephanie Smythe has been appointed as assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Smythe received her J.D. from Willamette University. Smythe was an assistant attorney general in the DOJ's civil enforcement and general counsel divisions and was the attorney in charge of the worker protection section before the section was disbanded. After leaving DOJ, Smythe was the city attorney for Salem.

Jennifer Woodruff has been appointed as assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Woodruff received her J.D. from the Vermont Law School. Woodruff has practiced in private law firms in Anchorage and Portland.

Mark Anderson has been appointed as assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Anderson received his J.D. from Yale Law School. Anderson was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Owen Panner before joining a private law firm in Portland. Anderson also has served as general counsel for Dark Horse Comics and its related companies.

Jack Ford has been appointed as assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Ford received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Ford has been general counsel for several organizations and practiced in a private firm in Portland.

Sandy McCormack has been appointed as assistant attorney general in the family law section of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. McCormack received her J.D. from Lincoln Law University at San Jose, Calif. McCormack has practiced in the private sector in Santa Cruz, Calif. and in Gold Beach, Ore. She joined the human services section of the Department of Justice in October 2000.

Shannon Rickard has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the government services section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. She received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Rickard was in private practice in Chicago.

Perkins Coie announces that Kevin D. McMurdo has joined the firm as director of client relations. McMurdo has a broad background in professional services marketing, both in-house at Northwest law and accounting firms and as the principal in McMurdo Consulting, which he established in 1998. In 1992, he served as president of the National Law Firm Marketing Association. McMurdo holds a law degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College and is a member of the Oregon State Bar.


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