Robert J. McGaughey receives James B. Castles Leadership Award
In 1998, the Business Law Section established the James B. Castles Leadership Award to recognize Oregon lawyers for excellence in the practice of business law, professionalism among fellow business lawyers, and outstanding community leadership. It’s the highest recognition that the Business Law Section can bestow on one of its members.
The Executive Committee of the Business Law Section is pleased to announce that the 2021 recipient of the James B. Castles Award is Robert J. McGaughey. To honor our 2021 recipient, the Business Law Section has produced a short video about Robert, including comments from some of his close colleagues.
OSB Business Law Section 2021 Annual Election Notice
In accordance with the Standard Section Bylaws, the Business Law Section Executive Committee proposes the following members be elected to the positions and terms outlined below. Section members now have the opportunity to vote on the proposed slate, here. Voting will close at midnight on Tuesday, December 28.
Terms ending December 31, 2022
Chair: Anne Arathoon
Chair-Elect: William Goodling
Past Chair: Jeffrey Tarr
Treasurer: Jennifer Nichols
Secretary: Michael Walker
Members at Large
Terms ending December 31, 2023
Members previously elected to the executive committee and continuing through December 31, 2022, include: James Hein, Charmin Shiely, and Benjamin Kearney.
Nominations for the The James B. Castles Leadership Award extended to Sept. 15
The James B. Castles Leadership Award was established in 1998 to recognize an Oregon lawyer for excellence in the practice of business law, professionalism among fellow business lawyers, and outstanding community leadership. It is the highest recognition that the Business Law Section can bestow on one of its members.
If you would like to nominate an Oregon business lawyer for the James B. Castles Leadership Award, e-mail the name of the nominee, together with the pertinent details regarding the nominee’s qualifications for the award, to Genevieve AuYeung Kiley at [email protected].
The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2021. Nominations will be reviewed by past chairs of the Business Law Section, who may then recommend a candidate for the award to the Executive Committee.
More information about the award, qualifications, and past recipients.
2020 Law-school Scholarships Awarded
The Business Law Section awarded three $1,000 scholarships to current law students for their outstanding potential to contribute to the Oregon business-law community.
Diego Gutriérrez – Lewis and Clark Law School
Diego Gutiérrez is a third-year law student at Lewis & Clark. Before law school, Diego worked as an income tax preparer serving mostly immigrant communities in need of tax advocacy. During his 1L and 2L summers, he was a Summer Associate for Lane Powell, where he worked on a variety of corporate and business legal matters ranging from tax to commercial litigation. Diego is eager to use his legal skills after graduation to continue working in business law and bring attainable solutions to a growing diverse business community in Oregon.
Zach Schick – Willamette University
Zack Schick is in his final year of the JD/MBA program at Willamette University. Having worked in California, Oregon, Texas and volunteered abroad in Tanzania and Belize, Zack has pursued opportunities where he can offer real change. Through law school, Zack has stayed with the Oregon Department of Justice, first clerking with the Special Litigation Unit, and currently with the Tax and Finance Section. He hopes to use the skills from the JD/MBA program and clerkships to start a meaningful legal career in Oregon.
Victoria Nguyen – University of Oregon
Victoria is the operations editor for the Oregon Law Review and a lifelong Oregonian. She served as a legal research and writing tutor, and an extern for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Victoria looks forward to joining Hershner Hunter LLP as an associate in the fall.
OSB Business Law Section 2021 Executive Committee Elected
During the annual meeting on November 5, 2020, the following were elected to the Executive Committee
Terms ending December 31, 2021
Chair: Jeffrey S. Tarr
Chair-Elect: Kara E. Tatman
Past-Chair: Genevieve A. Kiley
Secretary: William J. Goodling
Treasurer: Anne E. Arathoon
Terms ending December 31, 2022
Charmin B. Shiely
Benjamin M. Kearney
James K. Hein
Term ending December 31, 2021
Tyler J. Volm
Members previously elected to the executive committee and continuing through December 31, 2021, include:
Matthew D. Larson
Emily M. Maass
David G. Post