Casey Whelan

  • Eugene US-OR
Casey Whelan

Education

Education
2006 - 2008

J.D.

University of Oregon School of Law
  • 3.70 gpa, Class Rank: top 10%
  • Recipient, Outstanding Student in Law and Entrepreneurship Award
  • Recipient, Certificate in Sustainable Business
  • Founder of Law Students for Sustainable Business, a student forum discussing the growing field of environmental technology and renewable energy entrepreneurship (now the Green Business Initiative).
    • Hosted first Sustainable Business Symposium at the law school.
    • Successfully lobbied the law school to add classes in renewable energy and sustainable tax policy.
    • Successfully designed and implemented a Certificate in Sustainable Business program.
    • Raised approx. $50K to start library collection devoted to sustainable business, renewable energy.
1997 - 2001

B.S.

Willamette University
  • Franklin O. Parker Scholar
  • Irene G. Swindells Scholar
  • Donor of the Year (Doernbecher's Children's Hospital)
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity (Philanthropy Chairperson and Pledge Educator)
  • Willamette University Jazz Ensemble, Willamette Crew Team, Willamette Theater Department

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - May 2010

Associate Attorney

Business Law Centre

As an associate attorney in a business and corporate law practice, I am responsible for direct client contact and the provision of all legal services endemic to business and corporate law. I prepare all manner of business and employment contracts, assist my clients in settling business and employment disputes, and administer other legal matters. I regularly advise clients on issues such as entity formation, contract negotiation and management, business acquisition, employment matters, dispute resolution, and other business matters.  I work with other attorneys to resolve client matters amicably.  I spend considerable time researching and interpreting federal, state, and local statutes, administrative rules, and relevant case law, and applying my research to the specific facts and circumstances of my clients' situation.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Law Clerk

Chenoweth Law Group

As a summer law clerk at an environmental litigation firm, my duties primarily involved legal research.  I conducted significant amounts of federal, state, and local research of statutes, administrative rules, and case law.  I drafted comprehensive memoranda detailing the results of my research for my supervising attorney and often participated in the preparation of motions and pleadings based on my findings.

Jan 2005 - Aug 2006

Research Associate

Edgar & Associates, Inc.

As a research associate at an environmental lobbying and engineering firm,  my primary responsibilities included legislative research and analysis.  I spent considerable time researching, reading, and interpreting federal, state, and local statutes and administrative rules relating to the various environmental issues, including energy, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and air quality.  I regularly attended hearings and committee meetings at the California State Capitol to stay abreast of assigned issues.  I drafted letters of support and other persuasive documents to be read before the California State Assembly.  I was also responsible for locating, evaluating, and monitoring various forms of emerging environmental technology, including waste-to-energy, bio-diesel and bio-ethanol, recyclables sorting, and hybrid locomotion.

Feb 2002 - Jun 2003

Chemistry Teacher

Woodland Joint Unified School District

I performed the duties of a full-time instructor of high school chemistry and honors chemistry during an extended medical absence.  I effectively led class discussions on complex and technical materials and succeeded in relating sophisticated concepts to an audience of diverse interest levels.  I created and implemented a comprehensive curriculum and achieved my goal of covering the required course materials within time constraints via the use of strong lesson plans, meaningful assignments, and well-written examinations.  I honed strong public speaking, leadership, and motivational skills while engaging 100+ high school students in a difficult topic for an entire year.

Aug 2001 - Feb 2002

Enology Intern

Opus One Winery

As an enology intern, my responsibilities included daily performance of all chemical analysis endemic to ultra-premium wine production.  I gained a strong attention to detail and record-keeping skills.  I regularly compiled highly technical information and presented it in a clear and concise manner to aid in winemaking decisions.