Friday, November 10, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. “Immigration Law Fallout”
Jennifer M. Morrissey, Attorney at Law at Black Helterline LLP, represents individuals and employers in a variety of immigration matters for the high-tech, marketing, manufacturing, industrial and education sectors. Focusing on immigration issues related to intra-company transfers of key executives, managerial and specialist personnel, as well as H and L visas for temporary professionals and intra-company transferees. Jennifer speaks Spanish fluently and has more than 12 years of experience with labor certifications, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, naturalization, deportation, “U” visas, VAWA and asylum cases. A former Chair of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Jennifer is a Special Assistant Attorney General to the Oregon Department of Justice, providing representation on complex immigration matters. Jennifer was a researcher and editor for the Lewis and Clark Law Review, and participated in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She regularly speaks to employer groups about important developments in immigration law.
Friday, November 10, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. “Breaking the Code: Deciphering Financial Reports”
Friday, November 10, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Data Collection Quality Control Essentials; Identifying Faulty Forensic Collection”
Serena Morones, independent expert with Morones Analytics, LLC, specializes in forensic accounting, damage analysis and business valuation. She has helped lead numerous large and complex litigation cases to financial resolution through settlement or expert testimony. Multiple parties to a matter will hire Ms. Morones as an independent expert to assist them in settling valuation or economic disputes. She serves as a frequent guest lecturer for legal CLEs and at several Oregon universities on topics of valuation, damages and forensic accounting. Ms. Morones has practiced through her own firm since 2002 and began her forensic accounting/valuation specialty in 1996.
Jennifer Prager, consultant with Morones Analytics, LLC, specializes in financial damage analysis, forensic accounting, and business valuation with the firm of Morones Analytics, LLC. She has specialized in these areas of expertise for the past fourteen years, working with CPA firms in Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, CA. Jennifer’s case experience includes a number of nationally known accounting investigations and litigation matters. She has analyzed complex litigation cases involving accountants’ professional liability, securities lawsuits, fraud and embezzlement, commercial contract litigation, intellectual property, “white-collar” criminal defense, anti-trust (monopoly), and employment litigation. Jennifer has testified in support of her opinions.
Philip Favro, Consultant at Driven, Inc., brings over fifteen years of experience to his position as a consultant for Driven. Phil is a thought leader and a legal scholar on issues relating to the discovery process, the confluence of litigation and technology, and information governance. His articles have been published in leading industry publications and academic journals and he is frequently in demand as a speaker for eDiscovery education programs. During his eleven years of practice as a litigation attorney, Phil advised a variety of clients regarding business disputes and complex discovery issues. Phil is a member of the Utah and California bars. He actively contributes to Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference and to the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL). Phil has also served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court based in Santa Clara, California.
Friday, November 10, 2017 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. “Employment Law Debriefing”
Anthony Kuchulis, Anthony Kuchulis focuses his practice on representing employers and management in employment litigation. Anthony also regularly advises on employment law issues, including compliance with state and local rules and ordinances, representation before board and regulatory agencies, and when necessary, defending or litigating claims through trial. Foremost in all of his work is understanding his clients and their concerns so that he can quickly address issues and potential exposure, while ensuring that his clients have the information they need to arrive at informed decisions based on specific circumstances, culture, and business needs. Anthony has over a decade of trial experience representing employers and businesses with advice and litigation support. Anthony began his career with a clerkship at the Department of Justice and also tried cases with the Clackamas County and Deschutes County District Attorneys’ offices. Anthony now uses his experience to guarantee that his clients receive the best possible results from an efficient, bottom line focused advocate.
Friday, November 10, 2017 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. “Advancements in Jury Selection Strategies”
Glenn Kuper, Ph.D, Senior Consultant with Tsongas Litigation, has extensive experience and education which allows him to understand what types of arguments are most likely to result in successful persuasion. Prior to joining Tsongas, Kuper served as Communications Director at the Washington State Office of Financial Management, as well as other Washington State governmental agencies. Kuper is a professional political speechwriter who supported two Washington State Governors. He has a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Washington and researched and taught communication and argument theory for 13 years the University of Washington and the University of Puget Sound. In addition, he coached nationally competitive speech and debate programs at the college level.
Friday, November 10, 2017 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. “Marching Orders from the Court: EDiscovery Case Law Directives”
Samuel Smith, Partner at Dunn Carney LLP, is a member of Dunn Carney’s litigation team. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters, including: employment, housing and civil rights cases; products liability and premises liability cases; and personal injury defense matters. He also works on a wide variety of commercial litigation issues, such as real property disputes, auto dealer bond matters, contract disputes, debt collection, landlord-tenant (both landlord and tenant), and post-foreclosure evictions. In all areas of practice, Sam advises clients on a wide range of legal issues – before and during litigation – and always strives to take care of his clients as best he can. In 2015 and 2016, Sam was named a Rising Star in Labor and Employment by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers in the United States. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sam spent two years as a public school teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. (Go Langston Middle School Nighthawks!) He taught Language Arts during the day and ran after-school programs in Algebra and Science. After teaching, Sam moved back to his hometown in Oregon where he spent a year working in a local lumber mill before attending law school.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. “Administrative Law Pentagon Panel: Maneuvering Social Security, Medicare and VA Benefits”
Jered Brown, Paralegal at Dunn Carney LLP, has worked as a paralegal for more than 12 years. Jered's practice areas included litigation of plaintiff, employment, insurance defense, trucking, and agriculture matters. He has also handled administrative law matters including Oregon workers' compensation and disability benefits. Jered is also a Board Member, Mentor and Website Administrator for the Oregon Paralegal Association, and volunteers as needed for other committees and events within OPA.
Jamison Purry, County Veterans Services Officer/ Veterans Resource & Referral Specialist at Multnomah County where he is passionate about creating better communities around him, advocating for veterans and people with disabilities, bridging social economic gaps due to education disparities, and emphasizing the importance of strong families. VSO Purry has a BS in Computer Science (Technical Management) from DeVry University., and is an Army National Guard Veteran and Reservist. VSO Purry trained to provide emergency medical treatment including: Medical evaluations, taking patients vitals, providing CPR and using AED as needed, taking patient intake and medical history, administering shots, medications, IV fluids and, preparing blood samples for laboratory analysis. He teaches a variety of classes on the topics of safety in medical procedures, troop movements, and interactions with soldiers and foreign nationals. VSO Purry is a father of 3 and grew up in Alaska. He loves to fish and spend time with friends and family.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “Appellate Practice: Use your Back Up Parachute by Preserving the Record at Trial”
Shenoa Payne, Attorney at Law, provides general civil litigation and appellate practice consultation for trial attorneys, helping to navigate the complex legal issues in all stages of the case, from pre-filing, motions practice, preservation of issues for appeal, trial motions and support, and attorney fee petitions.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “Breakout: Certification Workshop”
Zack Allen, Attorney at Richardson Wright, focuses on appeals, trust/estate litigation, and legal malpractice. Before joining Richardson Wright, Zach clerked for the Hon. James Egan on the Oregon Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of Lewis and Clark Law School and Middlebury College.
Linda Odermott, RP®, OCP, paralegal at Dunn Carney LLP, has worked as a paralegal in complex litigation and municipal law. She has special expertise in land use, construction defect, real property and marijuana-related matters. At Dunn Carney, Linda works with attorneys in the firm’s litigation and real estate groups. Linda’s experience includes extensive research on tribal law, treaties, franchise agreements, ordinances and resolutions of local and state agencies, case law, easements, rights of way, land use agreements, policies and regulations of government agencies, historic maps and diagrams, and public records. An active member of the local and national paralegal community, Linda has been a panelist, facilitator and speaker at the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and Oregon Paralegal Association’s conferences. In addition, she teaches real property as a member of the part-time faculty at Portland Community College’s Paralegal Program, is the OPA Certification Ambassador, the NFPA Armed Forces Coordinator and the NFPA Association Management Co-Coordinator.
Mary VanKleeck, CRP™, is a litigation paralegal. She served as Treasurer for OPA for two years, and currently co-chairs the Litigation Specialty Group, the Annual Survey Committee and the Mentor/Mentee Program. She was also recently appointed to serve a two-year position on the regulation committee, and will assume the role of OPA’s Certification Ambassador following the Annual Meeting. Mary graduated from the Paralegal Program at Portland Community College in June, 2014, and now sits on the Advisory Council for the program. She volunteers with Classroom Law Project, the PCC Paralegal Club, and is a judge at the Valley Catholic Annual Speech Tournament. Mary passed the PCCE exam in May, 2015, and received the OPA Outstanding New Member of the Year award in November, 2015. She is passionate about mentoring and helping those new to the profession find their path.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. “Avoid Ethical Landmines: Managing Issues regarding Representing Family and Closely Held Buisness”
William S. Manne, Partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Bill’s practice focuses on tax, business, and corporate law, with an emphasis on tax-exempt and charitable organizations, healthcare, emerging businesses, and business owner exit planning. He is a member of the firm’s tax practice and leads the charitable and nonprofit organizations, estate and trust, and business owner exit planning practice teams and is an Oregon certified public accountant (inactive). Bill’s years of experience in industry (in finance), and as a CPA and practicing attorney, provide the perspective and skills that enable him to balance legal, tax, management, business, individual, and financial considerations with what works in the real world. This results in practical and often creative solutions that achieve client objectives, often in complex situations.
June M. Wiyrick Flores, Partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, is an experienced attorney who works with families, family businesses, and closely held businesses to develop and implement succession strategies. Her clients range from individuals to closely held corporations to family offices and large family-owned businesses. June provides sophisticated and highly personalized estate plans to meet her clients’ objectives. She is also experienced in estate and trust administration and assists both fiduciaries and beneficiaries. June helps her business clients with business formations, developing governance structures, reorganizations and dissolutions, and mergers and acquisitions to achieve beneficial tax results. She also acts as general counsel on a multitude of business transactions. June provides professional and independent guidance to the stakeholders, family members and other advisors. June’s practice also focuses on charitable and nonprofit organizations. She is experienced in counseling tax-exempt and charitable organizations with formation and operations matters.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. “Breakout: Student Success Workshop”Panel
Amanda Andres, Legal Account Executive with Staffing Solutions, LLC. Amanda works as a liaison between job seekers and Portland area employers in need of motivated individuals to fill their roles. Amanda works as part of an enthusiastic team to staff for all office professional and administrative roles with a specialty in legal and legal support positions. She also works closely with other recruiters to conduct in-person interviews and connect applicants to their next career steps, in addition to educating employers about local market trends to assist them in making smart hiring decisions.
Before graduating cum laude from Excelsior College, Amanda pursued a career in Military Intelligence where she conducted extensive interviews and screenings and extensive published intelligence reports. In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling and reading bedtime stories about dinosaurs to her her kindergarten age son.
Francisco Castillo is Barran Liebman’s Docketing Clerk and a member of our Paralegal team. He maintains the firm’s docket, manages the firm’s library, and oversees the firm’s filings. Prior to joining Barran Liebman, Francisco served as a court clerk where he drafted documents for entry of assigned case types, processed pleadings and documents, and coordinated with internal and external parties to maintain dockets. His highly detailed work methods along with his demonstrated commitment to excellence allow him to thoroughly and successfully complete all tasks of his multifaceted role.
Francisco earned his A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Portland Community College and earned his B.S. in Political Studies from the University of Oregon.
Donna Moser, SPHR, SCP, is the Director of Human Resources and Operations at Dunn Carney LLP. She has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources management and recruitment for leading healthcare and legal service providers. Using a holistic approach in hiring, Donna looks beyond an applicant’s technical skills and considers the cultural fit and career-goals of the applicant in making hiring decisions.
Samuel Newman is a dedicated and integral member of the Staffing Solutions LLC recruitment and staffing team where he conducts full cycle recruitment engagements for employers throughout the Portland Metro Area. He is typically found on the phone in the process of matching job seekers with select opportunities. Samuel has built expertise in a range of industries and is skilled at navigating the nuances of pairing job seekers with jobs!
Samuel is a Pennsylvania State University graduate (B.S., magna cum laude, Business Management) and has always sought out opportunities for growth in both his professional and personal life. As a senior at Penn State he worked for Teach For America in a recruiting capacity to engage with other high performing students to join TFA and work towards education equality and reform. He has worked both in a sales capacity and in an account management role where he managed national accounts to help those companies meet both long and short term communication goals.