Judge Learned Hand Awards

 2014 Judge Learned Hand Award Luncheon

Held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Benson Hotel, Mayfair Ballroom 

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Lisa Kaner

Markowitz Herbold PC

 

Community Achievement Award Recipient

Amy Edwards

Stoel Rives LLP

 

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Keynote Speaker: Oregon State Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum

To read a transcript of the Keynote address click here:

https://www.oajconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/RosenblumAddress.pdf

 

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Lisa Kaner has extensive trial experience in the most legally demanding and factually intensive cases. She has served as lead or co-lead counsel in a wide range of complex commercial cases representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Her practice areas include securities litigation, complex contract disputes, business fraud, insurance coverage and employment. Over the past decade, Lisa has obtained multi-million dollar judgments and settlements and defeated like-size claims.

In a statewide survey of lawyers conducted by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, Lisa is identified as a Super Lawyer, a designation limited to the top five percent of attorneys in Oregon. In 2012, she was ranked by Oregon Super Lawyers as one of the top 25 women attorneys in Oregon, and a Future Star by the national publication Benchmark Litigation. She also is recognized for commercial and real estate litigation in the legal profession’s longstanding peer-review publication, The Best Lawyers in America. In 2007, Lisa was selected as one of the Portland Business Journal’s Orchid Award winners, an honor that recognizes outstanding women in business.

In 2014, Lisa and fellow Markowitz Herbold Shareholder Renée Rothauge founded the Rothauge & Kaner Women’s Trial Academy. Sponsored by Oregon Women Lawyers, the Academy is the first of its kind in Oregon to focus on building trial skills of women litigators.As part of her baccalaureate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Lisa attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for a year. While at Villanova University School of Law, she was an associate editor of the Law Review. After graduation, she served for two years as a law clerk in Oregon to U.S. District Court Chief Judge Owen M. Panner. Lisa has spent most of her career with the firm, first joining in 1988. She spent a year in Philadelphia as an associate at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, and rejoined the firm in 1991.
Lisa served as chair and legal counsel for the Oregon Holocaust Memorial Coalition, a multi-ethnic inter-faith group of organizations. She guided the coalition through a heated six-year legal battle to the Memorial’s unveiling in 2004. In 2008, Lisa received the Judge Learned Hand Special Recognition Award for her efforts.

For more than a decade, Lisa served as a board member and an officer for the Oregon Chapter of The American Jewish Committee, the oldest human rights organization in the country. In 2002, Lisa co-chaired a coalition to bring to Portland the international exhibit, Anne Frank: A History for Today, which was visited by more than 60,000 people.

Lisa assisted in creating and raising funds for a permanent endowment held by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation for the perpetual care of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland’s Washington Park, and for Holocaust education, which encourages educators to teach, and young people to learn, about the Holocaust and fight injustice in their own lives.

She assisted the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center in its recent merger with the Oregon Jewish Museum, which resulted in the new Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE).  Through the Friends of the Memorial, a subcommittee of OJMCHE, Lisa has also been involved in bringing a new exhibit to the OJMCHE, entitled:  A Triumph of Life: Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.

Also, earlier this year, Lisa helped Friends of the Memorial bring renowned Jewish-Christian and Holocaust scholar Rabbi Yitz Greenberg and noted Jewish feminist Blu Greenberg to Portland for a 4-day community experience called “Reshaping the World after the Holocaust: a Weekend of Learning.”

Experience and Affiliations

  • Winner, Portland Business Journal’s Orchid Award, 2007
  • Special Recognition, Oregon Area Jewish Committee, 2008
  • Winner, President’s Public Service Award, Oregon State Bar, 2006
  • President, Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court, 2006-8; member 1991-present
  • Board Member, U.S. District Court Historical Society, 2000-4
  • Super Lawyer, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2006, 2008-present
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Coach, Lincoln High School Constitution Team
  • Coach, Jefferson High School Mock Trial Team, 2001-6
  • Speaker and regular contributor to continuing legal education events

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law — J.D., magna cum laude, 1986
  • University of Pennsylvania — B.A., cum laude, 1983

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon (1988)
  • Pennsylvania (1986 – inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Edwards_Amy_ColorAmy Edwards is a partner in the Litigation practice group. Her practice focuses on trusts and estates, real property and land use, product liability, and complex commercial litigation. Amy has particular experience in litigation and legal issues involving fiduciaries, trusts, estates, and nonprofit organizations. She has represented individuals, professional fiduciaries, business and nonprofit clients as plaintiffs or defendants in state and federal court, on appeal, and in arbitration and mediation.

Amy was formerly a law clerk for The Honorable Bobbe J. Bridge, Washington Supreme Court (2001-2002); a participant in the Federal Appellate Advocacy Program, University of Washington School of Law (2001); a summer associate at Stoel Rives (2000); a legal intern in the Office of Washington Governor Gary Locke (1999); and a fund-raiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (1995-1998).

Representative Matters

Complex Litigation

  • Member of trial team that successfully defended a private company in a seven day arbitration in which the opposing party claimed $20 million in damages as a result of its purchase of the company’s subsidiary.
  • Member of trial team that defended Daimler Trucks LLC (formerly Freightliner LLC) and its related entities in $750 million fraudulent transfer act case; responsible for developing and briefing responses to significant discovery disputes and key legal issues, defending numerous depositions, and arguing pre-trial motions; assisted in successfully obtaining vacatur of $350 million punitive damage award.
  • Second chaired the successful defense of TriMet in a $50 million dispute regarding disposition of real property.
  • Member of litigation team representing the State of Oregon in multiple federal and state actions challenging legislative reforms of the Public Employee Retirement System and subsequent implementation issues.
  • First chaired a commercial FED action resulting in eviction and an award of attorney fees.
  • Represent title insurers, mortgage holders, and individuals in title and property boundary disputes.
  • Defend property owners in premises liability and other personal injury litigation.


Trust, Estates, and Fiduciary Litigation

  • First chaired evidentiary hearing in the successful prosecution of a contested guardianship petition on behalf of a hospital.
  • Represented professional fiduciary in successfully defending a multiparty will contest involving a $1 million estate.
  • Represented trust beneficiaries in a multiparty dispute involving complex interpretation issues for a $2 million trust.

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Listed among Rising StarsSM (Business Litigation), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2008-2011
  • Recipient, 2010 Stoel Rives LLP Pro Bono Service Award
  • Member, Estate Planning & Admin. Section and Litigation and Product Liability Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Washington State Bar
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association

Publications

  • “Protecting Communications: How to avoid privilege pitfalls” (coauthor), Portland Business Journal, Aug. 19, 2011
  • Author, Oregon Civil Litigation Manual, Verdicts and Findings (2009 Supp.)
  • “Contract Law in Oregon” (co-author), Parol Evidence Rule and Integration (2008 Supp.)
  • Author, “Why Washington Courts Should Impose a Duty on Gun Manufacturers to Market Firearms Responsibly,” 75 Wash. L. Rev. 941, 2000

Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • Board Member, Oregon Law Center
  • Founding Board Member, Emerge Oregon

 

ellen_rosenblum_250x375Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum  A former federal prosecutor and state trial and appellate judge, Ellen Rosenblum was elected to a four-year term as Oregon’s 17th Attorney General in November, 2012. She is the first woman to serve as Oregon Attorney General. Ellen’s priorities as Attorney General include advocating for and protecting Oregon’s most vulnerable, including especially its families and children, its seniors, Oregonians whose first language is not English, and students who have incurred significant education-related debt. She is committed to assisting district attorneys and local law enforcement in prosecuting complex crimes and has made internet and other crimes against children her highest priority. Ellen has been active in local and national organizations of lawyers, judges and attorneys general. She currently serves on the Executive Committees of the National Association of Attorney General and the Conference of Western Attorneys General. She has served as Secretary of the American Bar Association and currently co-chairs the ABA’s Section of State & Local Government Law’s committee devoted  exclusively to state attorney general issues.

 

The OAJC Judge Learned Hand Awards honor the memory of Judge Learned Hand, who was recognized as the heir to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ legacy of jurist, philosopher and poet of liberty. Judge Hand was appointed by President Taft as US District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York. He was famous for the extensive range of decisions which he rendered in more than 2,000 cases, especially those centering on questions of constitutional rights and anti-trust legislation. The Learned Hand Award honors leaders in the legal field for professional excellence and contributions to the legal community. Award recipients are people who embody much of what Judge Hand represented: the rights of the individual and the importance of democratic values in an orderly society.

 

2014 Judge Learned Hand Award Sponsors

 Platinum

 Markowitz Herbold PC

 Gold

 Income Property Management Co.

Stoel Rives LLP

 Silver

 Miller Nash LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Washington Federal

 Bronze

Greene & Markley PC

Hotel deLuxe

The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation

 Small Firm

 John Arnsberg

Bittner & Hahs PC

Pacific Continental Bank

Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP

Stoll Stoll Berne Lokting & Shlachter PC

Sussman Shank LLP

 

OAJC Executive Director Joanne Van Ness Menashe - OAJC Board President Jeff Reingold - Archdiocese of Portland Chancellor Mary Jo Tully

OAJC Executive Director Joanne Van Ness Menashe – OAJC Board President Jeff Reingold – Archdiocese of Portland Chancellor Mary Jo Tully

OAJC Executive Director Joanne Van Ness Menashe - OAJC Board President Jeff Reingold - Community Service Award Reipient Amy Edwards - Oregon State Attorney  General Ellen Rosenblum - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Lisa Kaner - OAJC Board Secretary and Luncheon Committee Chair Misha Isaak

OAJC Executive Director Joanne Van Ness Menashe – OAJC Board President Jeff Reingold – Community Service Award Recipient Amy Edwards – Oregon State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum – Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Lisa Kaner – OAJC Board Secretary and Luncheon Committee Chair Misha Isaak

OAJC Board President, Jeff Reingold

OAJC Board President, Jeff Reingold  

Rabbi Daniel Isaak

Rabbi Daniel Isaak 

Oregon Attorney General, Ellen F. Rosenblum

Oregon Attorney General, Ellen F. Rosenblum 

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Lisa Kaner

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Lisa Kaner

David Markowitz, Lisa Kaner, Misha Isaak

David Markowitz – Lisa Kaner – Misha Isaak 

Jeff Reingold, David Markowitz, Lisa Kaner, Misha Isaak

Jeff Reingold – David Markowitz – Lisa Kaner – Misha Isaak

David Markowitz

David Markowitz

Community Service Award recipient, Amy Edwards

Community Service Award recipient, Amy Edwards 

Misha Isaak, Amy Edwards, Elisa Dozono

Misha Isaak – Amy Edwards – Elisa Dozono

Misha Isaak, Amy Edwards, Elisa Dozono

Misha Isaak – Amy Edwards – Elisa Dozono

OAJC Board President Jeff Reingold, Oregon Supreme Court Justice Michael Simon, State Attorney general Ellen F. Rosenblum, OAJC Executive Director Joanne Van Ness Menashe

OAJC Board President Jeff Reingold – Judge U.S. District Court District of Oregon Michael Simon – State Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum – OAJC Executive Director Joanne Van Ness Menashe

OAJC Board President Jeff Reingold, Oregon Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum, OAJC Executive Director Joanne Van Ness Menashe

OAJC Board President Jeff Reingold – Oregon Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum – OAJC Executive Director Joanne Van Ness Menashe

Registration and Greeters OAJC Board VP Abra Cooper, OAJC Board Director Alix Rosenbaum Dyke, OAJC Past Board President Elise Brickner-Schulz, OaJC Office Administrative Coordinator Linda Harrison, OAJC Board Director Sherry Fishman

OAJC Registration and Greeters: Board VP Abra Cooper – Board Director Alix Rosenbaum Dyke – Board Past President Elise Brickner-Schulz – OAJC Office Administrative Coordinator Linda Harrison – Board Director Sherry Fishman

David Markowitz – Misha Isaak – Joanne Van Ness Menashe

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OAJC Board Director Sherry & husband, Paul Fishman  

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