Oregon Area Jewish Committee (OAJC) is pleased to present its prestigious Judge Learned Hand Lifetime Achievement Award to Jonathan A. Ater. The award presentation will take place at a luncheon at the Benson Hotel on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11: 45AM –1:15 PM and will include special remarks presented by Oregon Community Foundation President and CEO, Max Williams.
Since 1999, the OAJC Judge Learned Hand Awards has honored leaders in the legal field for professional excellence and contributions to the community. Judge Hand was famous for the extensive range of decisions which he rendered in more than 2,000 cases, especially those centering on questions of constitutional rights and anti-trust legislation. Award recipients are people who embody much of what Judge Hand represented: the rights of the individual and the importance of democratic values in an orderly society.
Jonathan Ater is a Senior Partner of Ater Wynne LLP and an Oregon lawyer for 47 years. Jonathan Ater is best known for his work in health care and health policy, although he also serves as general counsel and strategic advisor to business and non-profit organizations throughout the Northwest. He has served four Oregon governors as a member of the Board of Higher Education, Chair of the Commission on Children and Families, co-chair of the Mental Health Task Force, and vice chair of both the Oregon Health Policy Commission and Oregon Health Fund Board. Jonathan is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Journal and elected to the Order of the Coif.