The 2013 Judge Learned Hand Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon was held on June 25, 2013. We were honored to present Jonathan A. Ater, Senior Partner at Ater Wynne LLP, with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Trung Tu, Partner at McEwen Gisvold LLP, with the Community Leadership Award. Max Williams, Oregon Community Foundation President and CEO, gave remarks.
Gold Sponsor: Ater Wynne, LLP; Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
Silver Sponsors: Miller Nash, LLP; Stoel Rives, LLP; Unico Properties, LLC
Bronze Sponsors: Lewis and Clark Law School; Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, PC; McEwen Gisvold, LLP; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Providence Health & Services; Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, LLP; Vigor Industrial LLC.
Small Firm Sponsors: Barran Liebman, LLP; Care Oregon; Cascadia Behavioral Health Care; Greene & Markley, LLP; Income Property Management, Co.; Sussman Shank, LLP.
The OAJC Learned Hand Lifetime Achievement is presented to Jonathan Ater, Senior Partner of Ater Wynne LLP. An Oregon lawyer for 47 years, Jonathan Ater is best known for his work in health care and health policy, although he also serves as general counsel and strategic advisor to business and non-profit organizations throughout the Northwest. He has served four Oregon governors as a member of the Board of Higher Education, Chair of the Commission on Children and Families, co-chair of the Mental Health Task Force, and vice chair of both the Oregon Health Policy Commission and Oregon Health Fund Board. Jonathan has served as Moderator of the First Unitarian Church, Steward of the First Unitarian Church Foundation, board member of the Albertina Kerr Centers, and chair of the Albertina Kerr Foundation. He is a Director of Metropolitan Public Defender, Inc. He has represented numerous pro bono clients in cases involving free speech, student rights and responsibilities, and other civil liberties issues. Jonathan has been listed in both Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers of America. He and his wife, Deanne, have seven children and 16 grandchildren. In 2011, Jonathan and Deanne jointly received the Gordon and Sharon Smith New Freedom Award from Oregon NAMI. The Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland awarded Jonathan a Presidential Citation for his contributions to health reform in Oregon. Jonathan is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Journal and elected to the Order of the Coif.
The Community Leadership Award will be presented to Trung Tu, Partner at McEwen Gisvold, LLP. Trung is a highly recognized litigation and appellate attorney who has garnered such awards as National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s “Best Lawyers Under 40,” and Oregon Super Lawyers’ Rising Star. He has been with McEwen Gisvold since 2003, becoming partner in 2009, and he is an adjunct professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he earned his J.D. Previously, he was a senior staff attorney with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Trung has been recognized for his work in diversity and equity issues. He served on the Oregon State Bar’s Affirmative Action Committee from 2003-08 and was honored by OSB as a Champion of Diversity and with the President’s Affirmative Action Award. Trung is deeply involved in his community. He has coached Mock Trial at Jefferson High School, mentors racial and sexual minority law students and young attorneys, and provides pro bono services to the Q Center and to Vietnamese immigrants. He has held several key volunteer positions with his alma mater Notre Dame University and its alumni network. Trung is raising his younger brother and is care-giver to his younger sister.
Past Recipients, Lifetime Achievement – Don Marmaduke, Barrie J. Herbold, Jake Tanzer, David Frohnmayer, Barnes H. Ellis, Brian Booth, Edwin A. Harnden, Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz, Thomas H. Tongue, Henry H. Hewitt
Past Recipients, Emerging Leadership – Román Hernandez, Lisa Kaner, Elisa Dozono, Darius Hartwell, Julia E. Markley
Past Recipients, Special Award – Samuel C. Kauffman, Robert C. Weaver, Jan K. Kitchel, Paul T. Fortino,
Thomas R. Johnson, Cody M. Weston, Steven T. Wax, Amy Baggio, Patrick J. Ehlers, Ruben Iñiguez,
Bryan Lessley, Christopher J. Schatz, Stephen R. Sady