Oregon State Bar Bulletin — MAY 2006

Moves

Roger D. Dilts was recently selected to join Clean Water Services’ newly formed regulatory affairs department. He joined the Washington County Wastewater and Storm Water Authority in 2000 as senior assistant counsel. Transferring to the CWS wastewater treatment department as a special projects manager in 2003, he developed and administered the CWS environmental management system, managed the procurement of consultants and led the development of a property management plan for CWS. In the regulatory affairs department, he will lead initiatives in regulatory compliance.

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Darsee Staley has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the commercial, condemnation and environmental section of the trial division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Staley received her J.D. from Northwestern University. She has been in private practice, both as a sole practitioner and with Portland law firms.

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Paul Logan has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Logan received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was lead article editor. He has practiced with a Portland firm since law school graduation.

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Linda Kessel has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the labor and employment section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Kessel received her J.D. from the University of Oregon. Kessel was a law clerk for the Oregon Court of Appeals and in private practice in Eugene before joining DOJ in February 2003. She left the department last August and has rejoined her former colleagues in the labor and employment section effective March 30, 2006.

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Christine Chute has been appointed as attorney in charge of the government services section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. She has worked for DOJ in various capacities since 1983, and she worked for the Employment Appeals Board from 1989-95. Chute received her J.D. from the University of Wyoming.

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Anna Joyce has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the appellate division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Joyce received her J.D. Degree from the University of Oregon. She was a clerk for the Oregon Court of Appeals before joining DOJ as an honors attorney in 2003, where she worked in the family law section of the civil enforcement division and in the appellate division.

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Trowers & Hamlins has appointed Daniel Nye to join its Saudi Arabia practice as a senior lawyer. Nye was previously the managing attorney in one of Saudi Arabia’s largest law firms and has almost a decade’s experience of working in Saudi Arabia. He will be working for Trowers & Hamlins on secondment to their associate law firm in Saudi Arabia, Law Office of Hassan Mahassni, which is in the process of opening an office in Riyadh, in addition to the existing office in Jeddah. This will effectively provide Towers & Hamlins with an on-the-ground presence in Riyadh through the secondment arrangement.

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Lewis & Clark Law School professor Lydia Loren has been named as the school’s interim dean. Lewis & Clark president Thomas J. Hochstettler announced the appointment on March 20. Loren becomes the first woman to lead the law school and assumes the post on July 1, 2006. She succeeds James L. Huffman, Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law, who announced his return to the classroom at the law school after having served for 13 years as dean. Loren joined the faculty at Lewis & Clark Law School in 1996. Her areas of expertise include intellectual property, copyright, cyberspace law and international intellectual property.

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Jill R. Long has joined Lane Powell as counsel to the firm in the firm’s real estate and land use practice group. Long came to Lane Powell from C&J Partners. Prior to C&J, she was an associate with Foster Pepper Tooze for six years. Her practice emphasizes land use, real estate and business law, including a focus on obtaining entitlements for developers and property owners. She has appeared successfully before city and county boards as well as the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals and the Columbia River Gorge Commission, advocating for clients involved in a variety of projects including property development, zone and comprehensive plan changes, legislative lobbying, design review, variances and appeals.

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The firm of Stoll Stoll Berne Lokting and Shlachter announces that Christina Beatty-Walters has become a shareholder. Beatty-Walters represents clients in complex business and employment litigation in state and federal courts and private arbitration. Her work concentrates on financial fraud, unfair competition, intellectual property and employment matters. In addition, she advises clients on trademark, copyright, trade secret and employee non-compete issues. Beatty-Walters has served the past five years on the executive committee of the antitrust, trade regulation and unfair business practices section of OSB. She is also an active member of the Owen Panner Inns of Court and a volunteer for the local chapter of Friends of Trees.

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Knowledge Learning Corporation recently named Elizabeth Large as the company’s assistant general counsel for litigation. Previously, Large worked for Stoel Rives and the Oregon Department of Justice before starting her own private practice litigating commercial and constitutional disputes. Large graduated from Willamette University College of Law.

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Rene Gonzalez has joined Knowledge Learning Corporation as associate general counsel for real estate. Gonzalez graduated from Willamette University College of Law. He is a contributor to the OSB’s Real Estate and Land Use Digest and most recently worked in the real estate group of Stoel Rives.

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Knowledge Learning Corporation has also promoted Sharon Reese to assistant general counsel for employment. After earning her degree from University of Michigan Law School, Reese practiced at Stoel Rives in the trial group and later in the labor employment group. She joined the legal department at Knowledge Learning Corporation in 2001 as associate counsel for litigation and employment, and later assumed primary responsibility for employment-related matters.

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Dana M. Weinstein is now in practice at 725 Country Club Rd., Eugene, OR 97401; phone: (541) 687-2378; fax: (541) 484-7404; e-mail: weinsteindm@comcast.net. She is continuing her practice emphasizing all aspects of family and juvenile law.

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Billie J. Eidson has joined the Law Offices of Judy Snyder in a trial practice committed to representing people in civil litigation matters in both state and federal court. Her practice is devoted to the litigation of civil rights violations, serious personal injury claims, wrongful death actions, child and adult sex abuse claims and employment matters.

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Matthew Johnson has finally recovered from living in the tropics and has expanded his law practice to full time. His new office is located in the Oregon Office Building at 541 Willamette St., Suite 203, in Eugene (across from the downtown Post Office). His new phone number is (503) 485-7769 and fax is (503) 485-1440. His mailing address remains P.O. Box 23033, Eugene, OR 97402. Johnson is accepting new clients in the areas of tenant/landlord, collections, employment issues, personal injury and general civil matters.

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Tonkon Torp has announced that Paul W. Conable and Michael W. Fletcher have been elected partners of the firm. Conable’s practice is focused primarily on commercial litigation. Fletcher concentrates on assisting companies with their general business law needs. Conable earned his J.D. in 1997 from the Northwestern College of Law at Lewis & Clark College. His commercial litigation clients include companies, directors and officers in the technology and energy industries. He has represented clients on matters involving shareholder oppression and breach of contract cases, as well as complex multi-state civil litigation matters arising from securities law claims, including class actions and derivative lawsuits. Fletcher earned his J.D. in 1997 from the University of Missouri and is also a certified public accountant. He represents private companies and lenders in a variety of business law areas, including mergers and acquisitions and loan transactions. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Fletcher served as vice president of Affordable Equity Partners, Inc., a Midwest company that specializes in syndicating tax credits.

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Long-time central Oregon attorneys Gregory P. Lynch, Stanley D. Austin, Jeffrey M. Wilson and Jeffrey A. Hill announce the formation of Lynch Austin Wilson and Hill. The firm will advise and represent clients in a wide range of litigation, business, real estate, land use and employment matters. The firm will serve clients from two offices, one in Bend at 354 S.W. Upper Terrace Dr., Suite 101, Bend, OR 97702; phone: (541) 383-5857; fax: (541) 383-3968; and one in Prineville at 446 N.W. 3rd St., Suite 230, Prineville, OR 97754; phone: (541) 447-5777; and fax: (541) 447-5755.


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