Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2007

Holland & Knight announces that David Wang, a member of the firm’s business section, has been promoted to partner. Wang practices in the area of general corporate and securities law. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993, his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1996 and a master’s degree in risk management from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2002.

Buckley LeChevallier, Lake Oswego, announces that Jaye Wickham Taylor has been elected as the firm’s president. Taylor, who is director of the family law practice group, also serves on the OSB Judicial Administration Committee.

Jackson Lewis has elevated Scott Oborne to a partner of the firm and managing partner of the firm’s Oregon office. Oborne, a long-time employment law attorney in the law firm’s San Francisco and Chicago offices, had been managing attorney of the Portland office since the office opened last summer. Oborne received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and is a member of the California, Oregon and Illinois bars.

Dunn Carney announces that Heather L. Guthrie, Carolyn L. Larson and David P. Rossmiller became partners in the firm effective Jan. 1. Guthrie focuses her practice on estate planning and business transactions. Her estate planning practice includes developing comprehensive plans for estates of all sizes. Her business practice includes representation of not-for-profit and for-profit entities, including a niche focus serving the design professional community, as well as significant work on complex real estate development financings. Larson’s practice focuses on real estate, business, estate planning, regulatory and transportation law. She assists individuals with estate planning, probate, business and real estate needs. Larson works with small and large companies on property, financing and contractual matters, and has a special expertise in railroad law. Rossmiller, managing editor of the Insurance Coverage Law Blog, specializes in complex commercial litigation, particularly insurance recovery and insurance coverage litigation. His insurance practice includes issues such as environmental property damage, errors and omissions and professional liability coverage, directors and officers liability, sex abuse coverage, construction defect, business interruption insurance and general commercial liability.

Ryan Scott, formerly chief of the major felony section at Metropolitan Public Defenders, has opened his firm at One World Trade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon St., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97204; phone: (503) 471-1338; e-mail: ryan@ryanscottlaw.com. His focus remains exclusively on criminal defense in both state and federal court.

Samuels, Yoelin, Kantor, Seymour & Spinrad announces that Edward L. "Ted" Simpson has been named a partner at the Portland law firm. Simpson earned his J.D. with a business concentration from Gonzaga Law School and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. He joined the firm in 2001 after working two years at the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche. Simpson is a member of the Oregon and Washington bars.

Brian S. Campf announces the opening of his new firm, Brian S. Campf, P.C. His practice will continue to focus on class actions, consumer protection and mass tort litigation. After beginning his legal career in 1992, Campf worked with Labaton Sucharow in New York City and Williams Love et al. in Portland. He is a graduate of Reed College and Willamette University College of Law. Contact him at (503) 849-9899; fax: (503) 788-3366; e-mail: brian@bsclegal.com; website: www.bsclegal.com.

Newcomb, Sabin, Schwartz & Landsverk announces that Brian S. Thompson has been named a partner of the firm. Thompson will continue to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting compliance, corporate governance issues, real property transactions and a variety of other business matters. The firm also announces the association of Merril A. Keane with the firm. Keane assists clients in the firm’s general business and litigation practice. She is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, has lived and worked in China and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Davis Wright Tremaine has named two attorneys from its Portland office to partnership. Jenna L. Mooney specializes in employment litigation, and David C. Rocker focuses on commercial litigation and on products liability litigation and counseling. Mooney counsels and defends employers in wage and hour, wrongful discharge and race, gender and disability discrimination litigation and handles litigation related to non-competition agreements and trade secrets. Mooney has been with the firm since 1999 and spent one year of that time period in the firm’s Seattle office. Rocker represents locally and nationally prominent companies in commercial and products liability litigation. He also provides clients with the business counseling and regulatory guidance required to limit liability exposure and maximize business success. He is a frequent author and speaker on litigation and products liability issues.

The Portland office of Fisher & Phillips has added Jennifer Nelson as an associate. Nelson previously practiced employment law with another Portland firm. She has prior experience working on class action litigation in both federal and state court, focusing on wage and hour claims. Nelson will represent management in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, wrongful termination and workplace harassment. Nelson received her law degree from UCLA.

Tom D’Amore has moved his personal injury law firm’s main office to Clackamas County. D’Amore & Associates will maintain an office in downtown Portland, but a majority of attorneys and staff will work from the 224 Corporate Center, near the intersection of 6400 S.E. Lake Road and Highway 224. The new address is 6400 S.E. Lake Road, Suite 210, Portland OR 97222.

Davis Wright Tremaine has appointed Lawrence B. Burke to chair the firm’s national environmental practice group. Burke, based in the firm’s Portland office, has more than 25 years of experience in the environmental sector, a career that began with 11 years at Chevron, holding various engineering and environmental positions throughout the western United States. Burke’s practice encompasses a wide range of environmental matters, including complex litigation involving groundwater contamination, environmental insurance coverage disputes, cases involving underground storage tanks and cases alleging professional negligence by engineers or environmental consultants.

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