Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2006


Among Ourselves

Mark Johnson has been elected to serve as Oregon’s new state delegate to the American Bar Association, succeeding Katherine O’Neil. The state delegate serves as the chair of the delegation and as Oregon’s voice on the ABA’s nominating committee. Johnson is a former president of the OSB and practices family law at Johnson, Renshaw & Lechman-Su in Portland.

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Eva Kripalani of Portland was honored May 11 at the 24th annual White Rose Luncheon, "A Salute to Women of Achievement." White Rose honorees are selected on the basis of volunteerism, professional excellence, commitment to improving the status of women in the region and contributions to the community as a whole. Kripalani was the lead negotiator during KinderCare’s acquisition by Knowledge Learning Corp., and is now senior vice president and general counsel for Knowledge Learning Corp.

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Clatsop County District Attorney Joshua Marquis has been busy writing. On his blog at http://joshmarquis.blogspot.com, see some of the fruits of this labor: a lead op-ed piece from the Jan 26, 2006 New York Times and also a scathing book review published April 9, 2006 in the Wall Street Journal. Both articles deal with the argument over the prevalence of wrongful criminal convictions.

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The Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants has elected OSB member Karey A. Schoenfeld as vice chair for 2006-07. Schoenfeld is a partner with Ferguson & Schoenfeld in Vancouver. Joining Schoenfeld on the 2006-07 OSCPA board of directors as director is William S. Manne of Miller Nash in Portland.

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Jeffrey M. Edelson, a shareholder with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, has joined the Portland Metro board of directors of the American Heart Association’s Pacific Mountain affiliate. Edelson will serve a two-year term. He led a team from his firm at the Portland Metro Heart Walk in May.

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Robert E. Maloney Jr., shareholder at Lane Powell, recently chaired the dinner program for the inaugural Oregon Independent College Foundation Ethics Bowl. The OICF is composed of 10 member colleges and universities, which sent representative teams of students to the Ethics Bowl.

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Jeffrey S. Matthews of Yates, Matthews & Associates was recently admitted to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which recognized him as a leading practitioner in the field of family law.

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Retired Wilsonville attorney William R. Benedetto reports that he is not as "retired" as he thought he would be. Keeping him occupied is his book, Sailing Into the Abyss, recently selected to receive the 2006 U.S. Maritime Literature Award, given to honor the best American maritime story of the year.

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Susan D. Marmaduke, shareholder in the Portland office of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The Lawyers’ Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination.

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Michael R. O’Connor, an owner in Garvey Schubert Barer’s Portland office, has been elected to the Cascade AIDS Project board of directors. O’Connor focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation, class action litigation and labor and employment law.

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Barran Liebman associate Andrew Schpak has been named vice chair of the labor and employment law committee for the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division. The appointment, which lasts for one year, began in May. Schpak’s previous involvement with the ABA has been to help plan one of its quarterly meetings in Portland. He also served as a contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law (4th ed., 2005 cumulative supplement) for the ABA.


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