Intellectual Property

Craig Ashford

Assistant General Counsel, Director of Purchasing and Contracting Services
Practice Areas: Contracts, Public Finance, Taxation, Telecommunications, Real Estate and Land Use, Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans, Immigration & International Programs, Intellectual Property, Governance, Public Records & Public Meetings

Craig Ashford earned a BA from Brigham Young University and a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law. He graduated first in his class from law school with honors from the Order of the Coif. Craig previously worked for the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in Salt Lake City, Utah, and for Latham & Watkins in London, England, before joining the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Oregon in 2014. His expertise is in tax law, contracts, real estate transactions, due diligence analysis on bonds, sales, and tax litigation.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Assistant:
Christy Dotson
541-346-2419


Doug Park

Deputy General Counsel
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Library & Museum Administration, Litigation, Governance, Athletics, Government Ethics, Labor and Employment Law, Federal Agencies (FCC, FAA, FBI, etc.), Student Conduct, Constitutional Law, Subpoenas, Police & Law Enforcement, Immigration & International Programs, Research, Public Records & Public Meetings

Douglas Park serves as Deputy General Counsel for the University of Oregon, where he manages the University’s litigation portfolio, outside counsel legal services and the law clerk program.  He also provides general legal advice to university units on a wide array of matters, ranging from governance, intellectual property, sponsored research, and international programs, to labor and employment, government ethics, and library and museum administration. Since joining UO in 2007, Doug has held the positions of Assistant General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Interim General Counsel, and Deputy General Counsel.  His prior work includes teaching at the UO law school, working for a private law firm, the ACLU of Washington, the Associated Counsel for the Accused, and the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ), where he was a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Trial Division.

Doug holds a BA in English literature from the University of Washington, and a JD from the University of Oregon.  He has co-authored articles published in the Willamette Law Review and the Oregon State Bar Criminal Law Manual. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Eugene Education Foundation, and on the Leadership Council for the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Assistant:
Julia Cohalan
541-346-3070