Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JANUARY 2006


Among Ourselves

Robert E. Maloney Jr., shareholder at Lane Powell, has been elected chair of the board for the Oregon Independent College Foundation. The consortium of Oregon’s 10 leading private colleges and universities has raised more than $42 million on behalf of the member colleges from corporations and private foundations.

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Salem attorney Eden Rose Brown was recently interviewed by National Public Radio’s "This American Life," the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Fortune Magazine and was recognized in the August 2005 issue of Investment News for her expertise and creativity in the rapidly growing practice niche of pet trust planning. In addition to planning for companion animals, she also provides estate and legacy planning throughout Oregon and Hawaii for humans, their businesses and their favorite charitable organizations.

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Douglas E. Goe has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. Goe is the managing partner of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Pacific Northwest offices and serves as vice chair of the firm’s public finance practice.

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The Conflict Resolution Graduate Program at Portland State University has announced that Stan Sitnick has received a John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The students in the program selected Sitnick as the outstanding teacher for the 2004-2005 school year. He is a core faculty member in the program, and he maintains a private practice as a mediator, facilitator and consultant.

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Portland attorney Robert S. Banks Jr. is the 2005-2006 president of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), elected by the board of directors. Banks represents investors in claims against stock brokers, financial advisers and others who have improperly managed investment accounts. Banks is a frequent speaker and writer locally and nationally on securities arbitration and litigation issues.

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Schwabe shareholder Don L. Krahmer Jr., co-chair of the firm’s technology and business practice group, has been appointed by the Oregon Innovation Council to serve as a technical adviser. The council was established to provide advice and oversight on business innovation to strengthen the state’s competitiveness in global markets.

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Bullivant Houser Bailey announces that partner Renée Rothauge has been named to the Oregon Ballet Theatre board of trustees for 2005-2006. A trial lawyer who handles complex business disputes, Rothauge also chairs Bullivant’s intellectual property group. Her practice emphasizes enhancing and protecting trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents. She is treasurer of the OSB’s Computer and Internet Law Section and is a member of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Section.

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In September, Gov. Ted Kulongoski re-appointed Don Haagensen of Cable, Huston, Benedict, Haagensen & Lloyd to a four-year term on the governing board of the Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries. Governors Atiyeh, Goldschmidt and Kitzhaber previously appointed Haagensen to four-year terms on the board as well. Haagensen is currently vice chair of the board, which is the five-member policy and rulemaking body for the department responsible for developing a geologic understanding of natural hazards including earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, floods and volcanic eruptions.

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The American College of Trial Lawyers has named three Oregon lawyers as fellows: Timothy J. Helfrich of Ontario; Peter H. Glade of Portland and Steven P. Jones also of Portland.

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Henry "Chip" Lazenby has been appointed co-chair of the Sustainable Development Commission. The commission reports directly to Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. It is responsible for setting policy direction for local regulators and will have a significant influence on how the region develops in the future.

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The International Society of Primerus Law Firms recently welcomed Gordon & Polscer of Portland to its membership. It joins more than 80 member law firms nationwide that carry the Primerus seal. Primerus is an international network of independent law firms that adhere to rigorous standards based on integrity, excellence of work product, reasonable fee structure, professional education, civility to bench and bar and community service.

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Lisa Kaner of Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, along with fellow members of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial Coalition, recently celebrated the first anniversary of the dedication of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial. Located in Portland’s Washington Park, the memorial honors the relatives of 185 Oregon and southwest Washington families killed by Nazis, and serves to remind and educate succeeding generations of the horror of the Holocaust in an effort to prevent any chance that history may repeat itself.

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The Deschutes County Bar Association has elected officers for 2005-06: president, Alison Hohengarten of Edwards Law Offices; vice president, Alycia Sykora of Edwards Law Offices; secretary, Laura Craska Cooper of Ball Janik; treasurer, T.J. Spear of the Deschutes County District Attorney’s office; immediate past president, Laurie Craghead of Deschutes County Counsel’s office.

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Bend attorney Jim Noteboom has been elected to the board of advisers of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. The council is dedicated to increasing public understanding of international affairs and in the past has brought such speakers as Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama to Oregon.

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Alex M. Duarte, corporate counsel for Qwest Communications International, was recently elected president of the board of directors of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber. Duarte, Qwest’s attorney for its Oregon operations and its resident attorney in Portland, practices telecommunications, regulatory and administrative law. Duarte also serves on the Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots, the oldest regulatory commission in the state, as well as several other for-profit and nonprofit boards.

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Charles R. Schrader, a construction law attorney and shareholder in the Lake Oswego law firm of Jordan Schrader, has been awarded the Association of General Contractor’s (AGC) 2005 SIR Award. Schrader’s long and distinguished record of service to the construction industry earned him the prestigious award from the association’s Oregon-Columbia chapter. The awards program started in 1972 and is awarded every other year to Oregon’s construction industry leaders to acknowledge and celebrate major contributions to the construction industry by individuals, organizations and projects.

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Richard Vangelisti, principal of Vangelisti Law Offices, has received an AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV Peer Review Rating is presented to a lawyer who achieves the height of professional excellence as reflected by the confidential opinions of the bar. Vangelisti’s practice focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury law.

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Meridee Pabst has been selected by the Vancouver Business Journal as "Accomplished and Under 40." Pabst, a senior associate in Miller Nash’s land use practice in the firm’s Vancouver office, joined the firm in 1999. In addition to her legal duties, Pabst plays an active role in the firm’s administration, serving on the firm’s hiring and pro bono committees.

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The OSB Business Law Section presented its James B. Castles Leadership Award to MardiLyn Saathoff at the section’s annual meeting on Nov. 18. Saathoff has worked in private law practice and has served in the Oregon Department of Justice, as in-house counsel to Tektronix. and as counsel to Gov. Ted Kulongoski, as well as participating in a number of OSB and Business Law Section committees and activities.

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Kathleen Doll, a Stoel Rives environmental attorney based in Portland, spent a week in Mississippi providing free legal advice to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The team of volunteers was organized by the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar and worked out of FEMA disaster relief centers (often makeshift tent facilities) in the state’s hardest hit areas.

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Kevin Díaz of the Northwest Justice Project recently graduated as one of 12 fellows of the inaugural class of the Washington State Bar Leadership Institute. Upon completion of the coursework he was appointed to serve on the WSBA’s Committee for Diversity.

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Warren Oster received the 2005 Award for Excellence from the Oregon Mediation Association at its 19th Annual Conference in November. Oster has worked at the Clackamas County Juvenile Department since 1976. He established the Juvenile Department’s Victim Offender Mediation Program 10 years ago. He is also the referee at the department and was instrumental in establishing several community service work projects and Project Payback, which allows young offenders the opportunity to earn money to pay back their victims.

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Hillsboro attorney David Audet was appointed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to a four-year term on the Psychiatric Security Review Board in November. Audet remains a partner in Audet & Collins. He will maintain an active practice, focusing on criminal defense in state and federal courts.

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John C. Gartland, a shareholder in Doyle, Gartland, Nelson, McCleery & Wade, was awarded the 2005 Sidney Lezak Award for Excellence in ADR by the OSB Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. The other recipients since 1996 include Sidney I. Lezak, R. Elaine Hallmark, Judge Kristena LaMar and Judge Edward Leavy. Gartland has a full-time mediation practice with a primary focus in family law.

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Peter Glade, shareholder with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Glade is the third lawyer in the firm to have been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, after Dave Markowitz and the late Barrie Herbold. Glade is also president-elect of the Multnomah Bar Association.

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Matthew Palmer was awarded the Portland Fire Chief’s Medal of Honor for going into a burning home June 12, 2005, and rescuing two of his neighbors by pulling them to safety. He is also credited with saving the life of a third person who was in the building by his prompt, heroic actions.

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Leonard DuBoff was the keynote speaker at the annual convention for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology held in Orlando, Fla. The subject of his address was law practice in cyberspace, online arbitration and other web-based legal procedures for distance learning.

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At the recent annual meeting of DRI in Chicago, Ronald J. Clark of the Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey was named northwest regional director of the nation’s leading defense bar organization. As a member of DRI’s board of directors, Clark will oversee activities for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Clark focuses his practice on insurance coverage litigation, and the defense of general tort actions, including product liability claims. Clark also serves as a volunteer lawyer with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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Mark Manulik, a shareholder of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and chair of the law firm’s real estate practice group, was named president-elect of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys at the college’s annual meeting of the board of regents in November. Manulik will begin his term as president beginning October 2006. Founded in 1974, the ACMA is an honorary organization comprised of approximately 400 real estate lending attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the practice of mortgage lending work and related fields of law.

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Charles (Chip) Paternoster has joined the board of directors of Young Audiences of Oregon & S.W. Washington and will serve a two-year term. Paternoster is an associate with Portland litigation firm Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, who handles complex commercial litigation and employment law. Young Audiences provides educational arts programming to over 380,000 children in Oregon and southwest Washington each year through collaboration with educational systems, the arts community and the private and public sectors.


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