Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JANUARY 2005


Among Ourselves

Two partners in the Portland office of Perkins Coie have been named among the world’s top aviation lawyers by Legal Media Group’s "Expert Guides," a reference source for in-house counsel in large corporations. Brent Bullock, in the firm’s Portland office, and Peter Archie, who splits his time between the Portland and Seattle offices, were named top transactional lawyers. They were the only transactional lawyers from the Northwest and were among a group of only six transactional lawyers in the western United States to make the list.

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Leonard DuBoff will be the keynote speaker for the First People’s Fund Annual Convention to be held in Rapid City, S.D. The First People’s Fund is a consortium of American Indian tribes from all over the United States, which has as its mission providing aid, counseling and education for Native American artists and craftspeople so that they may preserve their cultural heritage.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt was recognized as Service Provider Company of the Year at the 2004 Technology Awards dinner and reception held Nov. 18 at the Governor Hotel. Schwabe received the award for its innovative new service offerings, civic and community efforts and transformational leadership in the technology industry and Oregon economy. In August 2004, Schwabe launched the Pacific Northwest’s first nanotechnology and microtechnology practice group. The firm also provides niche expertise in healthcare IT and display system technologies, among others.

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Stoel Rives partner Greg Mowe has been inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mowe was inducted before an audience of 845 people during the college’s 2004 annual meeting in St. Louis. Mowe is the fifth fellow named to the college from Stoel Rives’ Oregon office, joining his partners Phil Chadsey, Barnes Ellis, Steve Walters and Chris Kitchel.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt shareholder Brad Andersen is among 40 leaders recognized as "Accomplished Under 40" by the Vancouver Business Journal and Leadership Clark County. The annual program honors Southwest Washington’s next generation of business and community leaders. Andersen, who specializes in land use, real estate, timber issues and general litigation, works in Schwabe’s Vancouver and Stevenson offices. Prior to joining Schwabe, Andersen was the prosecuting attorney for Skamania County, where he represented the county in landmark cases involving the Columbia River Gorge Commission.

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Retired Oregon assistant attorney general Doug Dawson and former U.S. Bancorp vice president and corporate secretary division manager Sheryl Dawson were the featured artists at Lawrence Gallery Salishan’s December exhibit. In November, their paintings were shown in Cannon Beach Gallery’s juried 17th Annual Miniature Show. The Dawsons also participated in the Salem Art Association’s 2004 juried Studio Tour held in October. Their paintings emphasize Oregon landscapes and seascapes in acrylic and pastel.

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Bruce Rubin, a partner of the Portland office at Miller Nash, has been appointed to a second year’s term on the ABA Task Force on the Judiciary, a part of the ABA litigation section. Rubin has been with Miller Nash since 1976, and represents clients in litigation involving shareholder, real estate, employment, ERISA, insurance, securities and general commercial law.

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The Santa Clara University School of Law has named Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt shareholder Tim Haslach to its alumni board of directors. Haslach chairs Schwabe’s technology trade association practice group and specializes in the formation and development of technology-related trade associations. He serves as general counsel to some of the largest national and international technology specification bodies and as special counsel to Fortune 500 companies involved with these entities.

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Marger, Johnson & McCollom was chosen as a finalist in the Service Provider Company category of the Cascade Pacific Council 2004 Technology Awards.

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The Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ awarded David B. Avison its Ruben H. Huenemann Award for Christian leadership. The award, given last May, recognizes outstanding leadership within the local, regional and national church. Avison has been a director of the UCC’s Office for Church Life & Leadership and its Board of World Ministries and was one of the founders. He is currently chair of the UCC’s Conference Attorneys’ Association.

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Alex M. Duarte, corporate counsel for Qwest Communications International, was recently appointed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to serve as one of three public members on the Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots. Duarte practices telecommunications, regulatory and administrative law as Qwest’s attorney for its Oregon operations and its resident attorney in Portland. Duarte also serves on the board of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, currently serving as vice president.

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Trial lawyer Peter Glazer has been awarded Lake Oswego Rotary Club’s Vocational Service Award for 2004. The award, presented to Glazer Dec. 8, cited his past work as a deputy district attorney and, since 1982, his assistance to people with problems in the areas of injury accidents and family law. Glazer’s history of public service also includes serving as chair of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII (under four governors), volunteering in the schools and being active in the Royal Rosarians.

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Rick Liebman of Barran Liebman was awarded the first annual Management Practitioner Award by the Oregon Industrial Relations Research Association. The IRRA is an organization of management, union and neutral professionals in the field of industrial relations. It recognized Liebman for his "continuing contributions to collective bargaining in Oregon." Last year he was also honored by the bar’s labor and employment section as the first recipient of an award for "Distinguished Service."


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