John Witherspoon named "Rising Star"
December 22, 2009
John Witherspoon was named a "Rising Star" in the winter issue of Washington Law & Politics. Washington Law and Politics polls "Washington Super Lawyers" to identify the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state. The program honors those who are 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. John joined HLGR in November as an associate in our Business Department, he previously practiced in Spokane, WA.
Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Honored for Years of Service
November 20, 2009
Dave Frohnmayer, Of Counsel, with Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C., has recently received multiple awards for his service to the community and the state of Oregon. Dave was honored at the 2009 Governors’ Gold Awards Dinner as a Governors’ Gold Award recipient. The recipients of the 2009 Governors’ Gold Awards represented a “sesquicentennial snapshot” of Oregon ingenuity and industry. The Architecture Foundation of Oregon (AFO) has also celebrated Dave’s service as they named him the AFO’s 2009 Honored Citizen. Dave and his wife, Lynn, were both honored for scientific leadership and innovation in Oregon by the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon (MRF). They received the MRF’s Mentor Award for their commitment to advancing knowledge of Fanconi anemia, for fostering collaboration between clinicians and basic researchers in the search for a cure and for providing support for families affected by the disease.
Five HLGR Attorneys Named in 2009 Super Lawyers List
We are proud to announce that Bill Gary, Susan Marmaduke, Frank Moscato, Jim Mountain, and Arden Olson have been selected as Super Lawyers in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. The Super Lawyers selection is based on a statewide nomination process, review of resumes and peer evaluation by practice area.
Dave Frohnmayer Joins Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.
September 16, 2009
Dave Frohnmayer, former University of Oregon President, joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. as “of counsel” on September 15, 2009. At Harrang Long, Frohnmayer reunites with several colleagues from his three terms as Oregon Attorney General. His prior public service also includes three terms in the Oregon House of Representatives, legal adviser to the UO president and dean of the UO law school. Click on the following link to read the full press release on Dave Frohnmayer joining HLGR.
Article Published by Pete Shepherd in Oregon Law Review
The framers of Oregon's constitution decided that our judges would be elected in direct popular elections. One hundred fifty-two years and many failed attempts to reverse that decision later, we're still electing them. Why did the framers choose to elect instead of appoint judges? What light does a sesquicentennial perspective on history of judicial elections in Oregon shed on improvements that should be made in the election of judges? These are the key questions Pete Shepherd addresses in One Hundred Fifty Years of Electing Judges in Oregon: Will There be Fifty More?, an article published this month by the Oregon Law Review.
The Best Lawyers in America® 2010
August 4, 2009
James Mountain and William Gary were named to the Best Lawyers® list in appellate law for the 5th consecutive year, and Gary was also selected in the areas of commercial litigation and administrative law. Sharon Rudnick and Susan Marmaduke were named for the 2nd consecutive year as Best Lawyers in appellate law, and Rudnick also was selected in the area of labor and employment law. Frank Moscato was again named a Best Lawyer in professional malpractice law for the 4th consecutive year.
First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 24,126 leading attorneys cast more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
Pete Shepherd to join HLGR
June 8, 2009
On July 1, 2009 Pete Shepherd will join Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. in its Salem office. Shepherd litigated cases throughout Oregon as a Deputy District Attorney and later as an Assistant Attorney General under Attorney General Frohnmayer. By appointment of Attorney General Kulongoski, Shepherd lead DOJ’s consumer protection unit, enforcing consumer protection, antitrust, and other business practice standards. Attorney General Myers appointed Shepherd Deputy Attorney General. As Deputy, he helped supervise 283 attorneys practicing administrative, civil, and criminal law. He advised statewide elected officials, state agencies, and District Attorneys. Shepherd helped draft legislation designating the North Fork of the Willamette a wild and scenic river (1983), establishing Oregon’s first comprehensive civil forfeiture authority (1989), improving elder abuse protections (1995), regulating manufactured home transactions (2001), requiring local governments to plan for police-involved deadly force incidents (2005), and supporting the victims of crime (2007). He earned at least one DOJ Outstanding Service Award from each of four Attorneys General. Shepherd is a member of the House of Delegates and serves as a volunteer in Salem’s Teen Court program.
Ben Miller Joins HLGR
April 13, 2009
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. is pleased to welcome Ben Miller as an associate attorney with the firm. Ben’s practice focuses on litigation, tort litigation, labor and employment, and government law. A 2007 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, Ben formerly served as an honors attorney with the Torts/Employment & National Resources sections of the Oregon Department of Justice.
"Outside Lawyers Have Served City Well"
April 1, 2009
"Outside Lawyers Have Served City Well", Op Ed piece from the Register-Guard newspaper, April 1, 2009: Three former Eugene City Managers praise the high quality of legal services provided by Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as City Attorney to the City of Eugene for nearly 4 decades, explain why they therefor did not choose to create an in-house city attorney office during their tenures, and applaud the City's decision to continue to retain HLGR as exclusive outside counsel when the City brings its city attorney services in-house. Click here to read the article.
Jerome Lidz Appointed as New Oregon Solicitor General
March 15, 2009
As of March 15, our friend and colleague Jerry Lidz has left Harrang Long Gary Rudnick to assume the position of Oregon Solicitor General to which he was appointed by Attorney General John Kroger. In selecting Jerry, Attorney General Kroger chose an attorney with a sterling reputation and recognition among his peers as an outstanding and accomplished appellate lawyer. His career has been in the best tradition of HLGR's strong appellate practitioners, and we are very proud of Jerry and the service he has provided our clients.
Chiapuzio and Mishkin present at 2009 Financial Survival Seminar
January 22, 2009
Doug Chiapuzio and Jonathan D. Mishkin, LL.M. presented 2008 Income Tax Law Changes and Planning at the 2009 Financial Survival Seminar held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on January 22, 2009.