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In Memoriam – Dave Frohnmayer

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A Celebration of Life was held March 21, 2015.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, 1801 Willamette, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague, mentor, and friend, Dave Frohnmayer, on March 9, 2015. He was 74.

Dave joined our firm in 2009 at the end of his term as the University of Oregon President (1994 to 2009). From 1981 to 1991, Dave served as Oregon’s 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 included three terms in the Oregon House of Representatives, legal advisor to the University of Oregon president and dean of the University of Oregon Law School. As a UO President Emeritus, Dave also taught courses on leaderships in the Clark Honors and the College of Arts and Sciences at UO and public law courses at the UO law school.

He and his wife, Lynn, are founders of the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc., and he is a founding director of the National Marrow Donor Program.

A graduate of 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.

Dave is survived by his wife, Lynn, his sons, Mark and Jonathan, and his daughter Amy. His daughters, Kirsten and Katie, preceded him in death.


The Register-Guard
March 22, 2015
3,000 Memorialize Leader as “Just Dave”

The Oregonian
March 21, 2015
Dave Frohnmayer Remembered at Eugene Memorial

Daily Emerald
March 21, 2015
Senators, Colleagues and Family Honor Late Dave Frohnmayer at Matt Knight Arena

The Portland Tribune
March 20, 2015
Flags Lowered to Honor Frohnmayer’s Legacy

Daily Emerald
March 16, 2015
The Legacy Dave Frohnmayer Left at the University of Oregon

The Atlantic
March 15, 2015
The Man Who Wrestled Death to a Draw

The Portland Tribune
March 12, 2015
Knight Arena Hosts Celebration of Frohnmayer’s Life

The Washington Post
March 11, 2015
Dave Frohnmayer, Leader in Oregon Politics and Academia, Dies at 74

The Register-Guard
March 11, 2015
Iconic Oregon Public Servant Dave Frohnmayer Dies

The Oregonian
March 10, 2015
Dave Frohnmayer, Former UO President and Oregon Attorney General, Dies at 74

Portland Business Journal
March 10, 2015
Oregonians of All Political and Educational Ilks Express Sadness at Death of UO’s Dave Frohnmayer

The Register-Guard
March 10, 2015
Dave Frohnmayer, Former UO President and State Attorney General, Dies at Age 74

Statesman Journal
March 10, 2015
Former UO President David Frohnmayer Has Died

Willamette Week
March 10, 2015
Dave Frohnmayer, an Oregon Legal and Political Leader, Dies at 74

March 10, 2015
Former Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer Dies

HLGR Staff Participate in 2015 MBA’s WinterSmash!

2015 WinterSmashHLGR attorneys, staff and family from our Portland office participated in this year’s WinterSmash event, held by the Multnomah Bar Association at 20th Century Lanes. Each year, the MBA hosts this family-friendly fundraiser for Multnomah Court Care, raising both money and awareness for the organization. Multnomah CourtCare works to improve access to justice by making free drop-in childcare available at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland. Our firm recognizes and supports the needed work of this!

Rebecca Cambreleng Joins HLGR’s Labor and Employment Practice in Portland

Rebecca Cambreleng DirectoryHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Rebecca Cambreleng has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office.

Rebecca joined HLGR on January 5th, 2015 and will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in our labor and employment and litigation practice. Prior to joining HLGR, she was an associate with Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, LLP, as well as Kellner Herlity Getty & Friedman LLP; both in New York City. Most recently, Rebecca worked as a research associate in the legal department at Portland General Electric. Rebecca is also an adjunct professor at Portland State University in the School of Business Administration, where she teaches business law classes.

Rebecca received her LL.M. from New York University and her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. During this time, she was an intern for the honorable Michael Rankin of the D.C. Superior Court and was a fellow in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. Rebecca graduated with academic honors from the University of Oregon where she earned her B.A. in Political Science.

Go Ducks!

HLGR’s Eugene and Portland offices are both showing their Duck spirit today!


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  • Samuel Rayburn Joins HLGR’s Closely-Held Business and Corporate Business Law Practices in Portland

    SamRayburn press releaseHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Sam Rayburn has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office.

    Sam joined HLGR on October 20, 2014 and will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in the Business Department, specifically the Closely-Held Business and Corporate Law practices. Previously, Sam worked for Robbins Umeda LLP, a securities law firm in San Diego, where he investigated factual claims for shareholder derivative and class action complaints. He also clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Civil Litigation/Trial Division, and previously worked at HLGR as a summer associate in both our Eugene and Portland offices

    Sam received his J.D. from Willamette University School of Law in 2014, where he served as an executive editor of the Willamette Law Review, an article editor for the Sports Law Journal, and was a contributor to Willamette Law Online.

    HLGR Ranked in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News & World Report

    Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon, November 3, 2014—Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. has been ranked in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas:

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    • Tier 1, Portland, Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Tier 1, Portland, Appellate Practice
    • Tier 1, Portland, Commercial Litigation
    • Tier 1, Portland, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Tier 1, Eugene, Commercial Litigation
    • Tier 1, Eugene, Employment Law – Management
    • Tier 2, Portland, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Defendants
    • Tier 2, Eugene, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    • Tier 2, Eugene, Labor Law- Management

    Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

    The 2015 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas.

    The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the fifth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

    HLGR Staff Participate in 2014 Komen Portland Race for the Cure


    Each year, attorneys and staff from our firm participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure fundraising event held in Portland, Oregon. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is dedicated to fighting breast cancer all around the world and hosts their Race for the Cure events to highlight and applaud the thousands of survivors who beat breast cancer, while also raising funds to further research in order to continue saving lives. This year, the event was held on September 21, 2014 and attorneys and staff from both the Portland and Eugene offices brought their families to participate in this yearly tradition. HLGR recognizes the need to bring awareness to this worthy cause and, as always, was excited to take part in doing so.

    Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® in America List

    Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. is pleased to announce that eight lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers.

    Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

    Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”

    Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

    Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list:

    William F. Gary
    Administrative / Regulatory Law
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial Litigation

    Susan D. Marmaduke
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial Litigation

    Frank A. Moscato
    Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

    James E. Mountain, Jr.
    Administrative / Regulatory Law
    Appellate Practice

    Sharon A. Rudnick
    Appellate Practice
    Employment Law – Management
    Labor Law – Management
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

    Jens Schmidt
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    Litigation – Labor and Employment
    Litigation – Municipal

    C. Robert “Bob” Steringer
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial Litigation

    Joshua P. Stump
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

    2014 Super Lawyers Honors Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick Attorneys

    Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) attorneys have been named to the 2014 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists.

    Super Lawyers are selected through a process that identifies outstanding lawyers in dozens of practice areas. Factors considered in the nomination and peer evaluation of potential Super Lawyers include education and employment background, experience, representative clients, pro bono and community service, and honors and awards.

    2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars include these HLGR attorneys and their primary practice areas:

    Marjorie A. Elken (Rising Star) – Business Litigation
    William F. Gary – Appellate
    J. Aaron Landau (Rising Star) – Appellate and Business Litigation
    Susan D. Marmaduke – Appellate and Business Litigation
    Frank A. Moscato – Professional Liability Defense
    James E. Mountain, Jr. – Appellate
    Arden J. Olson – Business Litigation
    Sharon A. Rudnick – Appellate

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    RAIN Celebrates its Official Launch

    RAIN_Logo_V-115x172The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) celebrated its official launch and the opening of their new Eugene home at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce building with a ceremonial signing of the Declaration of Cooperation by its partners. On May 28, 2014, Governor John Kitzhaber joined RAIN co-conveners, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning, along with representatives from both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University for this momentous occasion. RAIN’s focus is to accelerate development of start-up businesses and job creation in the southern Willamette Valley. To learn more about RAIN, what they do, and how they can help, please visit

    Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. serves as general counsel for RAIN. Vaden Francisco, Jr. and J. Lee Lashway are responsible for the coordination and delivery of the firm’s services to RAIN.