OAPABA Members Liani Reeves and Carol McCoog Named to PBJ’s 2010 Forty Under 40 List

Portland, Oregon. Carol Juang McCoog and Liani Jean Heh Reeves were named to The Portland Business Journal’s 2010 Forty Under 40 list, which recognizes Portland’s top business and civic leaders under 40 years old. McCoog, Reeves, and the other recipients of
this year’s Forty Under 40 recognition were honored at a reception at the Gerding Theater. McCoog and Reeves are attorneys and active members of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association OAPABA), Oregon’s newest bar association.

McCoog is a partner at K&L Gates, a global law firm. McCoog practices public finance law and represents cities, counties, school districts, special districts, urban renewal agencies, and Oregon state agencies on a variety of public financings throughout the state. McCoog has assisted clients with the 2009 state stimulus bonds, TriMet’s Westside Express Service WES) line, the University of Oregon basketball stadium, lottery revenue bonds for the Newport National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA) base, and the Portland Development Commission’s share of the Resource Access Center in the Old Town area of Portland.

McCoog was appointed by Governor Theodore Kulongoski to serve as the Chair of the Oregon Municipal Debit Advisory Commission, which provides technical assistance to local governments and state agencies to improve the market for bond issues in Oregon. She was listed in the Public Finance Law section of the 2010 Best Lawyers in America. McCoog serves on OAPABA’s Advocacy Committee, is a member of the Education Committee of the Oregon Municipal Finance Officer’s Association, and serves on her firm’s Diversity Committee. She also coaches girls’ soccer through the Irvington Soccer Club.

“I feel very fortunate that I am able to impact communities throughout the state through my professional work and personal involvement in number of worthy organizations,” said McCoog. “I am humbled to be recognized as a Forty Under 40 and proud to be a member of OAPABA.”