Oregon State Bar Bulletin — OCTOBER 2005

Moves

Jeffrey D. Jones has joined Barran Liebman, where he will represent management in employment litigation and providing advice in employment law matters. He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Jones is a board member for Northwest Business for Culture and the Arts, a vision council member for the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, a coach for the Jefferson High School constitution law team and a volunteer with Partners in Diversity.

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The Oregon Court of Appeals is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Schick as a staff attorney. Most recently, Schick was an associate in the litigation department at Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland.

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Intellectual property attorney Johnathan Mansfield joins Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate in the firm’s Portland office. Prior to joining Schwabe, Mansfield was an associate in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster, focusing on intellectual property litigation across a variety of technologies. He also has a broad range of litigation experience before state and federal courts and involving the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mansfield graduated from Cornell Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and a Master of Science degree from Portland State University. He has practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., and Corr Cronin in Seattle.

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Fisher & Phillips announces two additions to the Portland Office. Rachelle Hong Barton came to Portland for love (she married Kevin Barton at Bullivant Houser Bailey). Previously, she practiced employment defense and business litigation at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in San Francisco. She received her J.D. in 2002 from Notre Dame Law School, where she was a Thomas J. White Scholar and an articles editor for the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, & Public Policy. Mitch C. Baker is Of Counsel to the firm. He has extensive litigation and trial experience primarily in employment defense, and some in traditional labor. He specializes in the prosecution and defense of non-competition and trade secret cases, employer counseling on labor and employment issues and aggressive litigation defense in employment matters. Baker received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1997, serving on the Environmental Law Review and receiving the Dean’s Academic Scholarship award every semester.

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Frank Mussell has moved his office to 10260 S.W. Greenburg Rd., Suite 400, Portland, OR 97223. His phone number remains (503) 293-0645 and his fax number remains (503) 296-2816. He continues his administrative law practice representing professionals before their licensing boards and representing licensees and applicants before the Lottery Commission and the Liquor Control Commission.

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Jennifer K. De Wald is moving to New Zealand at the beginning of October 2005. She will reside in Upper Hutt, just north of Wellington (on the North Island). She will work as a tax consultant for Ernst & Young’s Wellington office. She intends to draw upon her previous 7 years experience as an Indian law attorney for the law offices of Craig J. Dorsay by providing advice on national and international tax issues to clients as well as with the Maori on monetary settlement programs.

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The Don Corson Law Firm has moved to new offices at 101 East Broadway, Suite 303, Eugene, OR 97401. The phone (541) 484-2525 and all other contact information remain the same. The firm continues to help individuals and families harmed by wrongful conduct or defective products.

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Peter A. Meyers has joined Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson as an associate. Meyers graduated from Seattle University School of Law, where he was editor in chief of the law review. His practice will focus on employee benefits.

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David M. Thompson has joined Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson as an associate. Thompson received his law degree from Santa Clara University, where he was appointed a presidential fellow, and received the Public Interest Award for outstanding graduate pursuing a career in labor and employment law.

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Elizabeth Grant has been appointed as the attorney in charge of the charitable activities section of the civil enforcement division with the Oregon Department of Justice. A graduate of Lewis & Clark College and the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, Grant joined the charitable activities section in 2003 after nearly 12 years of service with the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission. At the FTC Grant compiled a distinguished record of investigating and litigating civil enforcement actions against businesses engaged in deceptive and unfair practices or violations of FTC administrative rules. Grant has made many important contributions to the section’s work, especially as to charitable fundraising.

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Cara Johns Smith has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the human resources section of the general counsel civision with the Oregon Department of Justice. Smith received her B.A. degree from Portland State University and her J.D. from Willamette University. After college graduation, Smith was a customer service representative for Portland General Electric. During law school she worked with the Oregon Office of Public Defense Services. After law school graduation, Smith was in private practice in Portland.

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Michele McNeil has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. McNeil received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Stanford University. After college graduation, McNeil was a biological science technician for the U.S. Forest Service. During law school, she was a clerk for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Field Solicitor. After law school graduation, she practiced with a private firm in Portland.

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David Leith has been appointed as attorney in charge of the special litigation unit of the trial division with the Oregon Department of Justice. After judicial law clerkships with Judges Buttler and Leeson of the Oregon Court of Appeals, Leith joined the Department of Justice in 1994. He practiced in temporary assistant attorney general appointments in the appellate division and general counsel division before his 1995 appointment as an honors attorney in the trial division and then in the general counsel division. He joined the trial division’s condemnation unit in 1996 and was appointed to the special litigation unit in 1998.

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Courtney Kreutz has joined the workers’ compensation defense law firm of Radler, Bohy, Replogle and Miller. Kreutz previously held staff attorney positions at the Gilroy Law Firm and St. Andrews Legal Clinic. She earned her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in May 2003. She will continue to concentrate on representation of employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters.

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Gov. Ted Kulongoski has named David Reese, previously the governor’s deputy counsel, as general counsel, effective Oct. 3. Reese replaces MardiLyn Saathoff who will join Tektronix, Inc. as the company’s chief compliance officer..Reese joined the governor’s office in 2003. Prior to his service in government, he was an associate at the law firms Stoel Rives in Portland and Bodman LLC in Detroit. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an executive editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law Saathoff is rejoining Tektronix, where she served as senior counsel from 2000 to 2003. She joined the governor’s staff in 2003 on a leave of absence from the company.


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