Correction: The April Moves section erroneously reported that Barry Adamson of the Oregon Association of Realtors graduated from the University of Southern California Law School. In fact, Adamson received his J.D. from UCLA Law School.
Susan D. Marmaduke has joined the litigation practice group of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as a shareholder in its Portland office. Her practice emphasizes complex commercial litigation, torts, employment and intellectual property issues. A former partner at the law firm of James, Urrutia, Marmaduke & Carlton, she is a member of both the Oregon and California state bars.
Frank A. Moscato became a shareholder with Harrang Long Gary Rudnick on Dec. 1, when his Portland law firm, Frank A. Moscato P.C., merged with that firm. Based in the firm's Portland office, Moscato's practice emphasizes professional negligence defense, insurance defense, commercial litigation and industrial and employment claims.
Fred Boss has been appointed division administrator of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Boss received his J.D. from the University of San Diego and his master of laws degree from the University of London, London School of Economics. He had a wide variety of civil litigation experience in private practice in Texas and Portland before joining the Department of Justice in 1994 as an assistant attorney general in the civil recovery section of the civil enforcement division. Boss was appointed attorney in charge of that section in 1997.
David R. Denecke has joined the business practice group of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as a shareholder in its Portland office. His practice emphasizes domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, financial and real estate transactions, including intellectual property issues. Prior to joining the firm, Denecke was the general counsel for Onsite Energy, Inc. and most recently was a partner in the law firm of James, Denecke, Urrutia, Marmaduke & Lawson in Portland.
Matthew A. Borrillo has joined the litigation practice group of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in its Portland office. Borrillo was formerly a litigation associate with the law firm of Frank A. Moscato and is licensed to practice in Oregon, Colorado and Washington.
Diane M. Peters has joined the Portland office of Ater Wynne. As part of the emerging business group, Peters will focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities and representing high technology and high-growth companies. She has experience with commercial loan transactions, cross-border financing and public and private offerings. Peters joins the firm after serving as an associate with Andrews & Kurth in Dallas, Texas.
Andrea D. Gilland has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as an associate in its Portland office. Gilland focuses her practice on insurance defense and business litigation, employment discrimination and products liability. A former associate with the Louisiana law firm of Leake, Andersson & Mann, she is a member of the Oregon and Louisiana state bars.
Kathryn D. Piele has joined the muni- cipal and land use practice group of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in its Eugene office. Previously, she was a litigation associate with the law office of Robert E. Franz in Springfield.
Jeffery J. Matthews has been elected shareholder of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick. His practice emphasizes environmental, construction and public entity litigation, both in the courts and before administrative agencies. He joined the firm in 1997 as an associate and was formerly associated with Polsinelli, White, Vardeman & Shalton in Kansas City, Mo. Matthews bases his practice in the firm's Eugene office and is licensed to practice in Oregon and Missouri.
Mark A. Turner, a partner with Ater Wynne, has been named chair of the firm's 14-member litigation department. He succeeds partner Daniel H. Skerritt, who has chaired the department since 1990 and will continue his full-time business litigation practice. Turner has an active trial practice in the state and federal courts, emphasizing commercial litigation. He has particular experience in securities litigation, corporate disputes, employment matters and intellectual property issues, including trademark and trade secret infringement.
Perkins Coie has added three new associates to its Portland office. Both Douglas C. Bosley, a graduate of Duke University School of Law, and Shannon R. Hartwell, a graduate of Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, practice corporate securities and business law. Paul C. Galm, a New York University School of Law graduate, practices general litigation.
Dady Blake and Kristianne Cox have relocated their separate practices to a shared office in southeast Portland. Cox previously practiced with the law firm of Fitzwater & Fitzwater, and serves on the Agency and Professional Relations subcommittee of the OSB Elder Law Section. Blake continues to maintain a solo practice and serves on the legislative committee of the OSB Elder Law Section. Both attorneys are members of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and regularly volunteer their time for the Senior Law Project. They will continue their practices in the area of elder law, including guardianships and conservatorships, probate, Medicaid planning and estate planning. Their new office address is Plaza 125, Building N, 12600 S.E. Stark St., Portland, Ore. 97233; Blake's phone: (503) 249-0502; Cox's phone: (503) 252-0246 and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tarlow, Jordan & Schrader have elected three new shareholders. Robert F. Blackmore joins the firm's business practice group. As general counsel to numerous businesses, he is involved from initial idea through planning, financing, day-to-day activity and eventually succession planning with emerging-growth/ start-up companies as well as more established and mature companies, and has a thriving practice representing municipal corporations. Blackmore was previously a partner with Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue. Also joining the firm's business practice group is Thomas B. (Brad) Eriksen, who represents business and corporate clients in all aspects of business operations. His practice will focus on such issues as business organization, planning, sales and acquisitions, succession planning and employee benefits and ERISA. He formerly was a partner with the Vancouver firm of Landerholm, Memovich, Lansverk & Whitesides. Another new shareholder is trial attorney Paul R. Rundle. Rundle has more than eight years of experience as a trial attorney successfully prosecuting and defending a broad variety of commercial, real estate and construction claims in state and federal court, and in private arbitration and mediation. He has also handled numerous transactions involving the purchase and sale of businesses and real estate, and has advised businesses and individuals with respect to regulatory matters involving environmental, securities, franchise, high technology and other trade regulation issues. He is a former deputy district attorney for Multnomah County.
Kathleen Scott has recently accepted a position with CNF Inc. of Portland, a Fortune 500 global supply chain management corporation. Scott will be working with the enterprise technology acquisitions and contracts department, where her practice will focus on technology transactions and software licensing. Scott received her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1998.
Don Slayton, Brian Cox and Alan G. Seligson, P.C. (Alan Seligson and Tracy Trunnell) announce the formation of Slayton, Cox & Seligson and a move to 142 W. Eighth Ave., Eugene, Ore. 97401. The firm will continue to offer comprehensive legal services in creditor's rights, bankruptcy, small business counsel, criminal and civil litigation, residential and commercial landlord/tenant law and related areas. Also locating their offices at the firm's office are Steve McIntire, Brian Jeanotte and Rik Huhtanen.
Laurie Craghead moved to Bend where, on March 1, she began her new position as an assistant legal counsel for Deschutes County. Her primary focus will be on land use law with additional responsibilities for tax foreclosures and litigation assistance. Craghead was formerly a contract attorney, contracting primarily with local governments in Multnomah County and surrounding jurisdictions.
Preston, Gates & Ellis announces that attorney Kevin E. Brannon has been hired as of counsel in the firm's Portland corporate and emerging growth practice groups. Brannon focuses his practice on business transactions, particularly private and public equity financings, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions. He also has substantial experience with franchising, distributorships and dealerships, alcoholic beverage regulation, trademarks and trade secrets. Brannon has counseled both emerging and mature franchising companies in establishing and maintaining franchise systems, as well as registration and disclosure issues and resolving disputes with franchisees.
Perkins Coie announces the addition of Suk Y. Kim to its Portland office, where she practices intellectual property law. Kim received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. She has been associated with two New York City law firms, most recently in the intellectual properties group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Preston, Gates & Ellis announces that Melissa A. Boge has joined the firm in its Portland office as an associate. Boge focuses her practice on technology and intellectual property. She represents clients in the areas of technology development and licensing, electronic commerce and other intellectual property matters, including trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Boge holds a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, and is admitted to the California and Oregon state bars.
Perkins Coie announces the addition of Thomas R. Johnson, Jr. to its Portland office, where he practices general litigation. After graduating from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a J.D., Johnson clerked in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Macon, Ga., and was a litigation associate with the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
Perkins Coie announces the addition of M. Christopher Hall to its Portland office, where he practices corporate securities and business law. Hall brings a masters degree in business administration from Wayne State University and his juris doctorate from Boston University School of Law. He was previously an associate with the New York office of Latham & Watkins.
The State Public Defender's Office announces Stephanie J. Hortsch has joined as a deputy public defender. Hortsch is a 1998 graduate of the Willamette University College of Law. Previously she was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Stephen L. Gallagher Jr., of the Multnomah County Circuit Court. +