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On Track: Alumni Profiles

Amber Munger ’08

Amber Munger ’08 began her humanitarian work in Haiti in 1997. The 2008 Oregon Law alumna first visited Haiti roughly 15 years ago, and has been working on social and environmental issues in some of the country’s most remote regions with various humanitarian organizations ever since. “A lot of people have a work life and… More »

Carol Pratt ’08

Carol Pratt ’08 serves as a partner with the law firm of K&L Gates LLP in Portland, Ore. K&L Gates comprises more than 2,000 lawyers who practice in 46 offices located on five continents. Pratt is also a national leader in the application of HIPPA and has presented at numerous conferences on the topic. Prior… More »

Cassandra Skinner ’06

Oregon Law’s Cass Skinner ’06 hasn’t limited herself to practicing just one kind of law. Initially working in family law, where she became one of Oregon’s most prominent advocates for victims of domestic violence, she now serves the public as General Counsel for Trillium Community Health Plan and as Chair of the Board of Commissioners… More »

Chad Marriott ’09

Chad Marriott ’09 is an associate in the Energy and Telecommunications group at Stoel Rives LLP in Portland. He concentrates his practice on project development for a variety of renewable and more traditional energy technologies, including wind, solar, hydro, natural gas, tidal and wave power. After teaching high school English and outdoor education to students… More »

Craig Ashford ’11

Craig Ashford ’11 came to the University of Oregon in 2008 with a set of goals and a supportive family. As a tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service of the Office of the Chief Counsel in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ashford prepares and conducts tax litigation cases for the IRS in the United States… More »

David Eder ’05

David Eder has shown a strong commitment to public service and serving the legal community both in and out of law school, and his passion for helping others has served his career well. Eder started his legal training during his first year at Oregon Law, interning with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, where he… More »

Greg Moore ’94

Greg Moore, an Oregon Law ’94 graduate, was chosen out of hundreds of applicants for the position of commissioner for the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), a competitive athletic conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He didn’t always know that he wanted to pursue sports law, however. Initially, he was drawn to Oregon Law because of its… More »

Jake Hogue ’12

Jake Hogue’s job search was a three-year process that began while he was still finishing his J.D. studies at Oregon Law. Having already worked as a legal assistant at a law firm in California for a year before earning his A.M. in social sciences at the University of Chicago, Hogue came to Oregon Law ready… More »

Jason Tashea ’12

Jason Tashea, a 2012 Oregon Law graduate who focused his studies on international law, was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to study recent judicial reforms in Kosovo, a region in southeast Europe, since it declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Tashea’s interest in rule of law development fueled his decision to pursue his research in… More »

Jeff Eager ’04

Jeff Eager has quickly established himself as a rising star of the Oregon Bar. On Jan. 5, 2011, at age thirty-five, Eager was appointed the mayor of Bend in central Oregon. Eager grew up in Bend and is a 1993 graduate of Bend’s Mountain View High School. Prior to entering law school, Eager had already… More »

Joe Kraus ’09

Joe Kraus landed an externship through the Portland Program that led directly to a job opportunity after graduation, which eventually led him to his current position with Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, a non-profit organization that accelerates the innovation and adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices. “I would not have my current job without the… More »

John Wilson ’08

John Wilson ’08, a Portland, Ore. native, is an associate with the law firm of K&L Gates LLP in Seattle, Washington. K&L Gates comprises more than 2,000 lawyers who practice in 46 offices located on five continents. Prior to joining the firm, Wilson was the lead clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office in Eugene.… More »

Justin Boyd ’08

Class of 2008 graduate Justin Boyd is an associate with Rothgerber, Johnson, & Lyons LLP in his hometown of Denver, Colorado. Rothgerber is a full service firm offering both litigation and transactional work. Boyd’s area of practice is on the transactional side where he specializes in business transactions, corporate governance, real estate, securities regulation and… More »

Karen Hobson ’07

When Karen Hobson realized early on in law school that she was interested in a career in tax law, she did everything in her power to make sure that would happen. “During law school, I made it a point to build a resume that demonstrated I had legal experience in the field that I was… More »

Kira O’Connor ’12

For Kira O’Connor ’12, earning a law degree means opening the door to numerous professional opportunities, including the ability to pursue a career at one of the world’s largest social media companies — Twitter. “My law degree has given me the opportunity to do many things. I feel like my law degree has broadened the… More »

Kirk Strohman ’10

Kirk Strohman chose a path less traveled after graduating from Oregon Law in 2010. He founded his own law firm — Kirk H. Strohman LLC — and became a solo practicing attorney in Eugene, Ore. Strohman enrolled in Oregon Law after becoming interested in federal policymaking while living and working in Washington, D.C. “Almost every… More »

Kristen Hiraoka ’11

Kristen Hiraoka, Oregon Law Class of 2011, worked at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) as a Residuals Claims Representative before leaving in 2006 to pursue a law degree. Little did she know that due to good relations she maintained with her previous employer, she would return to the DGA after law school in a… More »

Martha Pellegrino ’05

Martha Pellegrino decided to pursue law while she was working for the Center for Teen Empowerment in Boston, Mass.— an organization that hires and trains inner-city teens to be community organizers —after recognizing institutional, governmental barriers that made it difficult for the teens to succeed. “I thought that going to law school would help me… More »

Mary Anne Nash ’10

Raised on a working cattle ranch in rural Central Oregon, Oregon Law graduate Mary Anne Nash became interested in natural resources law at a young age. She studied environmental economics at Oregon State University before coming to Oregon Law. While at Oregon State University, Nash spent two semesters working for Congress in Washington, D.C., an… More »

Michael Callier ’04

From interning in Nike’s legal department to studying Chinese eight hours a day, Michael Callier ’04 has had a long journey to his current position in China. Callier is currently based in Nanning, China, where he is director of China operations for Infinitas SA, a business consulting firm. With China’s rapid growth rate and booming… More »

Michael Quillin ’08

Although many students choose to practice at firms, businesses, and other organizations, Oregon Law graduate Michael Quillin ’08 felt right at home working for the law school. As Supervising Attorney of Oregon Law’s Domestic Violence Clinic, Quillin represents survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. He also supervises and instructs students enrolled in the… More »

Michelle Bassi ’10

Michelle Bassi ’10 works as a public defender at Umpqua Valley Public Defender in Roseburg, Ore. “I love the work and there are many things I like best about my job: it is never dull,” said Bassi. Prior to her work as a public defender, she increased her legal experiences by clerking at Lane County… More »

Pam Hardy ’06

Pam Hardy ‘06 currently works for 1000 Friends of Oregon, an organization working with Oregonians to better the quality of life in the state. Starting in 1975, 1000 Friends of Oregon has defended productive Oregon landscapes, built livable urban and rural communities, protected family farms and forests and conserved natural areas. Prior to joining Friends,… More »

Scott Markus ’80

Scott Markus was a business litigator for 1o years before making a transition to mediation. With that switch in 1992, Markus became San Diego County’s first full-time mediator. “Litigation is prolonged, expensive and emotional,” said Markus. “I thought the way we resolved dispute was inefficient and hard on the clients, as well as lawyers.” Markus… More »

Will Johnson, 3L

In Jan. 2013, University of Oregon School of Law student Will Johnson began an 11-week externship with the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), an international human rights organization that works to bring perpetrators of mass human rights abuses to justice. “The work that CJA does sends a powerful message to those who think they… More »


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