- Barbara Bader Aldave
- Elizabeth Bauer
- Carol Emory
- F. Scott Farleigh
- Jill Fetherstonhaugh, Advisory Board Chair
- Don Gerhart
- William Henry Glasson
- James P. Harrang
- Alan Meyer
- Jamie Moffitt
- Andrew Nelson
- Nick Newton
- Don Upson
|Barbara Bader Aldave earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, with distinction, from Stanford University in 1960, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966. After practicing law for several years, she joined the faculty of the University Of Oregon School Of Law in 1970. She subsequently taught at the law schools of the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Texas, Northeastern University, Boston College, and Cornell University. From 1989 through 1998, she served as the Dean of St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. In the fall of 2000, she returned to the University of Oregon, where she now holds the Loran L. Stewart Chair in Corporate Law and directs the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship. Throughout most of her career, Professor Aldave has taught courses in Business Associations, Securities Regulation, and Constitutional Law. She has written a number of influential articles on securities fraud and insider trading, and for ten years served as an editorial consultant for a five-volume treatise entitled Texas Corporations — Law and Practice. A nationally recognized expert on corporate governance and fiduciary responsibilities, Professor Aldave has testified in dozens of cases involving claims by or against business corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and nonprofit organizations. She is a lifetime member of both the American Bar Foundation and the Federacion Interamericana de Abogados.|
|Elizabeth Bauer is Vice President of Finance and General Counsel of C&K Market, Inc. based out of Brookings, Oregon. As the 24th largest privately owned company in Oregon, C&K operates a diverse size and style of supermarket. The company owns the Ray’s Food Place chain, Shop Smart stores and Price Less Foods. Ms. Bauer’s professional affiliations include being a member of the American Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar Association, the Oregon Women Lawyers, and the American Health Lawyers Association. She currently serves as Chair of the ABA Business Law Section, Health Law Committee. Her community activities include serving as an advisory board member for the University of Oregon’s Center for Law and Entrepreneurship. Until moving to Brookings, Ms. Bauer served as a member of the Eugene Symphony Board of Directors, Relief Nursery Leadership Board, and as a steering committee member for Lane County Women Lawyers. Elizabeth received her J.D., M.B.A., and B.A. from the University of Oregon. She was recognized as the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship’s Outstanding Law Student in 2003.She worked as an associate attorney at Watkinson Laird Rubenstein in Eugene, Oregon until moving to Brookings in 2006.|
|Carol A. Emory practices in international business, technology licensing and IP, marketing, distribution and manufacturing alliances, and consults on international litigation and privacy issues. She is a graduate of the University of California School of Law at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and Mary Baldwin College and is a member of the Oregon, California and District of Columbia Bars, with the Washington Bar pending. Ms. Emory began her legal career as a litigation associate in the Bay Area, subsequently joining Bechtel Corporation as Legal Counsel in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. She practiced privately in Amsterdam for several years before moving to Portland and joining Perkins Coie. In 1989, she started the firm that is now Emory Law Group PC. Carol Emory is a founder of Legal Counsel International, a global alliance of experienced, independent lawyers, and HMLB (“Hot Markets, Lively Business”) Enterprises LLC, a distributor of marine and aviation “lifestyle” accessories. She co-founded, wrote, and for 23 years edited the International Lawyers’ Newsletter, a popular bi-monthly with worldwide subscription circulation. Ms. Emory is a Trustee of Mary Baldwin College and recently chaired the ABA‘s Task Force to revise the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Arbitration. She has served on the Advisory Board of Visitors for the University of Oregon School of Law, and the University of California School of Law (Boalt Hall), and chaired the International Section of the Oregon State Bar from 1989-1990. Ms. Emory was appointed Regional Coordinator for the Federal Bar Association’s Export Legal Assistance Network (“ELAN”) program in 1995 and continues in this position in collaboration with the Small Business Administration.|
|Scott Farleigh is a founding shareholder of Farleigh Wada & Witt PC. He maintains a diverse business law, corporate, and litigation practice with special expertise in public and private securities offerings, business formations, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust law, real estate, employee benefit plans, employment agreements, and licensing contracts. His litigation practice includes ski-area defense and environmental claims. In addition to the private practice of law, Mr. Farleigh worked as corporate attorney for a Fortune 500 company. He conducts risk-management seminars and counsels clients on state and federal environmental regulations, stock options, employment contracts, limited liability companies, corporate law, securities, and antitrust compliance. He is a member of the Antitrust and Corporation, Banking, and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar and has chaired the Bar-sponsored Insurance Committee and the Bar Committee on Community Service and Public Affairs. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for Oregon/SW Washington. Mr. Farleigh received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1974 after serving two years as a military intelligence officer in the United States Army. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in 1968. Scott Farleigh and his wife have two sons who graduated from the University of Oregon. He and his family enjoy sailing, skiing, mountain biking, and fly fishing.|
|Jill R. Fetherstonhaugh is the sole shareholder of the Business Law Centre, a law firm located in Eugene, Oregon, that provides a broad range of legal counseling services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Prior to becoming an attorney she owned and operated several small businesses and worked in management for one of the world’s largest shipping and delivery companies. Ms. Fetherstonhaugh continued her education and graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1998 and worked for a large law firm in Portland before opening Business Law Centre in 1999.
Ms. Fetherstonhaugh was the founding director of the Small Business Clinic at the University of Oregon School of Law from 2004 to 2010. She has served on the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board since 2000. In the fall 2011, Ms. Fetherstonhaugh accepted the advisory board chair position.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Fetherstonhaugh serves on the Advisory Board for Committed Partners for Youth-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County, a local non-profit youth mentoring organization, and serves on the City of Eugene Budget Committee.
|Don Gerhart is President and CEO of Challenger Biosciences, an innovation-focused professional services firm that creatively links marine biological research to the development of new products, ventures and industrial technologies. He joined the University of Oregon as Director of Technology Transfer in December 2000 and worked at the university for eleven years, leaving in December 2011 as the Associate Vice President, Research & Innovation.
Before moving to Oregon, he worked at the interface of academia and industry in North Carolina for nearly 14 years. In the private sector, Mr. Gerhart directed project operations and assessed intellectual property for a pharmaceutical development company headquartered in Durham, NC, leading or serving on inter-disciplinary product development teams for a host of early-stage ventures, including several that eventually went public and reached market capitalizations surpassing $1 billion. In academia, he worked as Associate Director of Technology Transfer at NC State University and earlier served on the research faculty and teaching staff of the Duke University Marine Laboratory. He received his undergraduate education in Earth & Planetary Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and receiving both general and departmental honors. Mr. Gerhart earned his Ph.D. in Biology from Stony Brook University’s highly-regarded program in Ecology and Evolution, where he conducted research with grant support from the National Science Foundation, the American Museum of Natural History, Sigma Xi, and the National Academy of Sciences. A registered patent agent (non-attorney member of the United States Patent Bar), he is an inventor of seven patented life science innovations.
Don Gerhart accepted a position on the Advisory Board for the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship in the spring of 2006.
|William Henry Glasson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Environmental Science, magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University in 1999, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oregon in 2006. Recognized as the law school’s Outstanding Student in Law and Entrepreneurship in 2005-06, he was also a Technology Entrepreneurship Program (TEP) Fellow in 2004, a board member of the Law and Entrepreneurship Student Association, and a member of the internationally celebrated CleanSmart business competition team. Prior to law school, Mr. Glasson worked for a number of Seattle-based technology companies and law firms, where he developed his expertise in technology entrepreneurship, licensing, and project management. Mr. Glasson is currently corporate counsel at C&K Market, a family-owned company based in Brookings, Oregon. Previously, he was an associate at Scarborough McNeese O’Brien & Kilkenny and a corporate attorney at Mentor Graphics Corporation.
He is a director on the board of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and active pro bono volunteer, assisting early stage businesses in the Portland and Seattle areas.
Will Glasson accepted a position on the Advisory Board for the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship in the spring of 2006.
|James P. Harrang is a founding member of the law firm of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. Today he is largely retired, but continues to work in the office several days each week. A native Oregonian, Mr. Harrang served in the 10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army, World War II, before graduating from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Philosophy. He graduated from University of Oregon Law School in 1951. Mr. Harrang specializes in general business practice for a variety of business clients. He is enjoying semi-retirement and pursuing outdoor activities.|
|Alan D. Meyer is the Lundquist Professor of Entrepreneurial Management, specializing in the areas of organization design, strategy, innovation, and change. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship and new venture planning. Mr. Meyer is currently directing a study supported by the National Science Foundation to investigate the emergence of networks engaged in commercializing discoveries in nanotechnology. A second study, also supported by NSF, compares the corporate venture investing arms of sixteen prominent technology corporations and venture capital firms. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and Associate Editor-in-Chief for the journal Organization Science.|
|Jamie Moffitt is the University’s vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer. As vice president, she is charged with strengthening and aligning central administrative and financial functions with the university’s core missions of teaching, research, and service. Prior to serving as vice president, Ms. Moffitt was the executive senior associate athletic director for finance and administration from May 2010 to December 2011. In this role, she managed finances, human resources, contracts, and facilities for the athletic department. From 2003 to 2010, she was the associate dean for finance and operations at the UO School of Law. While at the law school, she also taught classes in negotiation and accounting & financial analysis. Before coming to the UO, Ms. Moffitt spent seven years working in the private sector. She began her career working as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. She then moved to the role of vice president of strategy and professional services for Beachfire, a venture capital-backed software company providing negotiation applications to the financial services sector. Ms. Moffitt received her Bachelor of Arts degree (economics) from Harvard, her Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree (international business) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.|
|Andrew Nelson is assistant professor of Management at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business. His research focuses on the evolution of knowledge diffusion networks, the commercialization of university research, and the measurement of innovation. With Tom Byers (Stanford University) and Dick Dorf (University of California, Davis) Professor Nelson is the author of Technology Ventures (McGraw-Hill, 2010). His doctoral dissertation on technology transfer in the digital audio and biotechnology sectors won the 2008 Best Dissertation Award from the Technology Management Section of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences). He has also been named one of five inaugural Kauffman Foundation junior faculty fellows for promising research in the field of entrepreneurship. Andrew Nelson holds a Ph.D. in management science and engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. from Oxford University, and a dual B.A. from Stanford.|
|Nicholas G. Newton is the VP of Operations and General Counsel at Meridian Apps, Inc. in Portland, Oregon. Previously, he was an associate in Ater Wynne’s Emerging Business, Intellectual Property and Corporate Finance Groups, where his practice focused on entrepreneurial issues, business planning, corporate matters and IP law. Prior to law school, Mr. Newton worked as an IT manager and controller. He managed the financial reporting systems of technology companies and also provided technical support. In law school, he was a fellow in the Technology Entrepreneurship Program, where he evaluated technologies and developed business models related to nursery and greenhouse products. Mr. Newton graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2007.|
|Donald A. Upson earned his Ph.D. and spent over twenty-six years in the chemical industry, with twenty of those years in director or executive positions. He has authored twenty-seven publications, holds sixteen U.S. patents and delivered 22 invited lectures. Mr. Upson was a faculty member in the chemistry department at the UO from 2003 to 2005, and he taught MBA, JD and Ph.D. students in the Venture Launch Pathway at the Lundquist College of Business’s Center for Entrepreneurship from 2004-2012. He recently co-founded a start-up chemical company where he serves as CEO, and an Information Technology company.|