International Academy of Mediators has elected Susan Hammer of Portland
to be a fellow. The academy promotes mediation as a discipline and profession,
and defines standards and qualifications for the professional mediator of commercial
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman has appointed Douglas Pahl, an
associate with Perkins Coie in Portland, to chair the Opal Creek Federal Advisory
Council. Pahl had previously been appointed to serve as a member of the council
by Gov. John Kitzhaber. The council will work with the U.S. Forest Service to
develop a management plan for the 36,000-acre Opal Creek Wilderness and Scenic
Recreation Area, located east of Salem. Pahl's law practice focuses on issues
in litigation, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor matters.
S. Walters, a member of Stoel Rives' litigation department, has become a
fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Walters has been practicing
in Portland for 21 years. The Stanford University School of Law alumnus concentrates
in the area of litigation with a particular emphasis in complex business, commercial
and energy cases. He has taught courses on federal courts and constitutional
law at the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern School of Law of Lewis
& Clark College and has been a speaker on various topics relating to complex
lawyer Paul R. Hribernick, partner at Black Helterline, has been appointed
a trustee of the American Immigration Law Foundation. The foundation's mission
is to promote understanding among the general public of immigration law and
policy through education, policy analysis and litigation support. Hribernick
will serve as a member of the foundation's global competitiveness project, dedicated
to increasing the competitiveness of United States business through immigration.
of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer has received from the alumni association
of his law school alma mater its highest award - the 1999 Citation Award. Frohnmayer,
a 1967 graduate of Boalt Hall, the law school of the University of California
at Berkeley, was recognized for 'exceptional achievement by a Boalt Hall
alumnus who distinguishes him/herself in the legal profession and has thereby
brought renown to the law school.'
Gustafson, a partner with the law firm of Landye Bennett Blumstein, has
been elected president of the Community Associations Institute, Oregon chapter,
for a one-year term. The national, non-profit association provides education
and representation for America's 205,000 residential condominium, cooperative
and homeowner associations, as well as related professional and service providers.
Gustafson joined Landye Bennett Blumstein in 1995 and focuses her practice on
real estate transactions and development, community associations and condominium
Hoffman announces the release of his new CD, 'Guess I'll Have to Write
My Own,' a collection of 13 songs he composed. The CD is available online
at www.shelterdogmusic.com and www.cdbaby.com/cd/jhoffman, as well as other
online retailers. Meanwhile, on this planet, he continues to practice as a partner
with Martin, Bischoff, Templeton, Langslet & Hoffman in Portland.
Juge Gregg, an associate with Perkins Coie in Portland, recently became
a member of the boards of the Oregon Association of Environmental Professionals
and the Portland Stanford Association. The Oregon Association of Environmental
Professionals is a non-profit organization providing a forum for the discussion
of the latest developments in environmental regulation, control technologies
and business opportunities in the environmental field. The Portland Stanford
Association is Oregon's Stanford University alumni group. Gregg's practice focuses
on environmental and natural resources law.
Lindley, a partner in the Portland office of Perkins Coie, has agreed to
chair the Associated Oregon Industries Sustainability and Incentives Task Force
for the 2001 legislative session. Lindley's practice focuses on environmental
and natural resources law.
Daniel O'Leary is this year's recipient of the Multnomah Bar Association's
prestigious Professionalism Award, presented at the MBA Annual Meeting on May
21. The award recognizes a Portland-area member 'for the highest ethical
standards and exemplary conduct in the practice of law.' O'Leary is a partner
in Davis Wright Tremaine's Portland office and has practiced civil litigation
since 1963. He also has a master's degree in environmental and natural resources
law and provides alternative dispute resolution services. The MBA also recognized
these lawyers as Award of Merit recipients - for outstanding service to the
profession, justice system and/or the community: Michael Bloom, Mark Bonanno,
Eugene Buckle, Michael Hanlon, Christopher Marshall and Robert Thuemmel.
Carson Bowler received the Young Lawyers Section Award of Merit. Pro
bono awards, acknowledging lawyers who have made extraordinary commitments to
serving the poor, were presented to Thomas Jurney, Todd Trierweiler and
member Leif Palmer, an associate regional counsel in the Environmental
Protection Agency's Region 4 office in Atlanta, was recently awarded a vice
presidential award for re-invention of government and a silver medal by the
EPA for his work on the redevelopment of the contaminated 138-acre Atlantic
Steel millsite in Atlanta, Ga. The Atlantic Steel project is one of the largest
brownfields redevelopments in the history of EPA. In 1998, Palmer was awarded
a bronze medal by the EPA for his work in assisting the Department of Interior
negotiate a $132 million land sales contract for the acquisition of the 57,000-acre
Talisman Sugar Plantation for Everglades restoration purposes. The Talisman
Plantation is located between Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades and is a crucial
part of the Everglades restoration strategy.
Lane Powell Spears Lubersky attorneys were recognized by the Multnomah Bar Association,
Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center for their participation
in the pro bono programs operated in Multnomah County by Legal Aid Services
of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center. The 13 attorneys include: Craig D. Bachman,
Anne W. Glazer, Bruce C. Hamlin, Charles F. Hudson, Robert Koury, Peter Livingston,
Stephen P. McCarthy, Lee C. Nusich, William T. Patton, Donald H. Pyle, Vicki
L. Smith, Carolyn Walker and Jack C. Walsh.
Powell Spears Lubersky partner Christopher J. Marshall was honored as
a recipient of the Multnomah Bar Association's Award of Merit for outstanding
service to the profession, justice system and the community.
Nelson D. Atkin II, an attorney at Barran Liebman, Portland, has been elected into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. This recognition of professionals who have made 'a sustained contribution to the field' is considered among the highest honors in the field of employment and labor law. Installation of the fellows will be held Aug. 5 in Chicago. Atkin has been practicing labor and employment law since graduating from Syracuse University College of Law in 1974. +