Of Counsel | Eugene Office
Dave Frohnmayer, former University of Oregon President (1994-2009), joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. as "of counsel" on September 15, 2009. Frohnmayer's practice includes select engagements in legal matters, public policy, leadership, organizational development, and strategic consultation.
As an of counsel attorney and consultant at Harrang Long, Frohnmayer reunites with several colleagues from his three terms (1981-1991) as Oregon Attorney General. As attorney general, he argued and won six of seven cases before the United States Supreme Court, the most cases and best record of any contemporary state 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.
Dave and his wife Lynn are founders of the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc. He is a founding director of the National Marrow Donor Program and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dave is a director of the Ford Family Foundation and also served as Umpqua Bank Director.
Frohnmayer was designated UO President Emeritus by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education in July 2009 and teaches courses on leadership in the Clark Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. He also teaches public law courses at the School of Law where he is a professor.
Frohnmayer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1962. He then attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967.
- Service on Boards with Fanconi Anemia Research Fund and Ford Family Foundation (Present)
- Fundraising for University of Oregon and many other organizations (Present)
- Continued preparation of a second draft of co-authored monograph on “Teaching Leadership Theory” (Present)
- Designated as Special Counsel to the Deschutes County Commission to investigate legal ethics issues; and separately joined in filing a major legal ethics challenge to the professional conduct of a senior official in the Oregon Department of Justice (2011)
- Served as a member of the Rail Funding Task Force of the Oregon Department of Transportation (2011)
- Invited speaker at 2011 Pacific Program sponsored by the Luke Center for Catalytic Leadership – “Catalytic Leaders Think and Act Strategically—Executives” (September 22, 2011)
- Participant on Law School panel “12 Angry Men” (September 13, 2011)
- Made a presentation on higher education administration and issues to a visiting delegation of Chinese university officials (July 27, 2011)
- Presented at seminar on leadership practices to the Oregon Association of Building officials (July 21, 2011)
- Facilitated the strategic planning retreat of a major regional corporation (July 20, 2011)
- Keynote speech in Portland for the 2011 Oregon Ethics in Business awards (June 15, 2011)
- Keynote speaker at South Medford High School Commencement (June 11, 2011)
- Interviewed by a national television program on his reflections about the filming of the comedy classic, “Animal House” on the University of Oregon campus (May 12, 2011)
- Delivered the Inaugural Lecture of the Southwest Oregon Community College Foundation, speaking to the leadership theories of Nicolo Machiavelli, Friedrich Nietzsche and Max Weber (May 6, 2011)
- Extension of remarks made at Cardozo Law School Symposium published as essay in Cardozo Law Review, Volume 32, May 2011, Number 5, Employment Division v. Smith: “The Sky that Didn’t Fall” (May 2011)
- Member of team conducting a site review of the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia (April 26-27, 2011)
- Invited guest speaker at the annual banquet of the Oregon Law Review (April 23, 2011)
- Invited guest speaker at the annual banquet of the California Law Review and recipient of “Alumnus of the Year” (April 14, 2011)
- Teaching at the University of Oregon (January thru April 2011)
- Freshman Seminar “Theories of Leadership”
- Honors College Colloquium “Advanced Topics in Leadership Theory”
- Law School “J” course - State Administrative Law
- Guest lecturer on appellate advocacy in Legal Research and Writing class
- Biennial “Legislative Issues” seminar
- Keynote speaker at Southern Oregon Business Conference in Medford (January 26, 2011)
- Invited to attend a select Washington D.C. focus group on research university finance and administration sponsored by the National Academies Committee on Research Universities (November 22, 2010)
- Speaker at a seminar in Saudi Arabia for the Rectors of public universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (November 1-4, 2010)
- Keynote speaker at the Cardozo Law School symposium marking the twentieth anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Employment Division v. Smith (II) -- “the peyote case” (October 6, 2010)
- Speaker on “Ethics and Appellate Advocacy” at the State Solicitors & Appellate Chiefs Conference, NAAG Annual Summer Meeting, Seattle, WA (June 17, 2010)
- Contributed the introduction to Oregonian columnist David Sarasohn’s new book, Failing Grade: Oregon’s Higher-Education System Goes Begging (2010)