Category Archives: KP Announcements

Lessons from London inform KP attorney Josh Newton’s legal work in Central Oregon




KP partner attorney Josh Newton travels to London twice a year to complete a master’s program in law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science. Why? Because he says he wants to do the best work possible for his clients, whose livelihoods — and cultures — depend on land and water in the western United States. It’s 8,000 miles from Bend to London, England, but the lessons from London inform his legal work here in Central Oregon. Check out the great feature article in the December issue of The OSB Bulletin (Page 31) to learn more about Josh, his family, and what he’s studying to support his practice and ultimately his clients.

Read the article: Josh_Newton – OSB_Bulletin_Profile


Karnopp Petersen Attorneys to Speak on Emerging Land Issues in Indian Country

Ellen Grover

Ellen H. Grover

Howard G. Arnett

Howard G. Arnett

On Friday, October 25, two KP lawyers are set to speak at the Oregon State Bar Indian Law Section’s CLE on Emerging Land Issues in Indian Country taking place at the University of Oregon School of Law.

Ellen H. Grover will provide insight into the impacts of climate change in Indian Country and Howard G. Arnett will focus on emerging tribal land uses related to the outdoor recreation industry.

The CLE agenda includes panel discussions dealing with natural resource development, climate change, timber cases, treaty rights, and the native outdoor recreation industry. View more information about the event and the full schedule here.


BendFilm Descends Upon Deschutes County

Native Wisdom

Bend, Oregon’s 16th annual independent film festival, BendFilm launches in less than two weeks! As a proud Screening Partner Sponsor, Karnopp Petersen is excited to support the four-day festival that showcases the unique voices and some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest.

The festival of films presents a variety of genres and topics throughout regional theaters and local venues including Bend’s historic Tower Theater, Regal Cinemas, McMenamins, Redmond’s Odem Theater, Tin PAN Theater, and the Madras Performing Arts Center.

This year, BendFilm welcomes IndieWoman of the Year – Christine Vachon, producer of Oscar-winning films, Carol and Boys Don’t Cry. The festival’s First Features Honoree – Ron Shelton is the Oscar-Nominated Writer/Director of films, Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump, and Tin Cup.

Festival screenings explore topics and issues from a range of viewpoints, many of special relevance to the communities of Central Oregon. These thought-provoking films provide an opportunity for our clients and community to learn from different voices and engage in discussion.

View the full Bend Film Festival 2019 schedule of films and get your Festival Pass for the 16th Annual BendFilm Festival, October 10-13, 2019 here: