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Contact Elisa

3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2450

Elisa J. Dozono


Professional Activities

  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, cofounder and member
    • director (2015-present)
    • vice president (2013-2015)
    • immediate past president (2012-2013)
    • president (2011-2012)
    • president elect (2010-2011)
  • Oregon Minority Lawyers Association, member 
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, member 
  • Oregon Law Foundation
    • board of directors (2016-present)
    • president-elect (2018)
  • ACLU of Oregon
    • board of directors (2017-present)
    • executive committee at-large representative (2018)
  • Multnomah Bar Association, member 
  • Federal Bar Association, member 
  • American Bar Association, member 
  • Governor's Judicial Screening Committee (2011-present)
  • Appointed by U.S. Senator Ron Wyden to assist in the recommendation process for Article III judicial candidates in 2008
  • Appointed by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Ancer Haggerty to assist in the recommendation process for a U.S. Magistrate judge position in 2007
  • Served as local counsel to the Hillary Clinton for President campaign in the 2008 presidential election

Civic Activities

  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, board member (2017-present)
  • Greater Portland 2020 Council, member (2017-present)
  • Emerge Oregon
    • Founding board president of Emerge Oregon, the premiere program for recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office, and current board member (2008-2010)
    • Board member (2008-2014)
    • Emeritus director (2014-present)
  • International Women's Forum, Oregon Chapter, member (2013-present)
    • Membership committee (2018)
  • Oregon Business Association
    • Transportation committee (2006-present)
    • Finance committee (2013-2017)
  • Travel Portland Multicultural Advisory Committee, member (2008-present)
  • Oregon Lottery Commission, chair (2012-2015)
  • Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission (MERC), which oversees the regional convention, exposition, and performing arts facilities
    • Commissioner (2007-present)
    • Vice-chair (2011-2012)
    • Chair (2010-2011)
    • Secretary/budget committee chair (2009-2010)
  • Albina Opportunities Corporation, board of directors
  • Cascade AIDS Project, board of directors (2009-2012)
  • Oregon Business Association transportation committee, member 
  • World Affairs Council, member 
  • Portland City Club, member 
  • City of Portland Major League Soccer/AAA Baseball Task Force
  • City of Portland Central City Urban Renewal Area Committee
  • Travel Portland Multicultural Advisory Committee
  • Elisa has spoken on several panels regarding diversity in the legal profession and donated hundreds of hours on pro-bono service to the ACLU and the Juvenile Rights Project
  • Japan America Society of Oregon, board of directors, past member
  • Democratic Party of Oregon
    • Finance chair (2006-2008)
    • Rules chair, State Central Committee member and precinct committee person (2017-2018)
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure, past public relations chair
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, Young Executive Board, past member
  • Northwest District Association, board of directors, past member
  • Jefferson High School, past mock trial coach

Personal Activities

A fourth-generation Portlander, Elisa is a columnist for The Asian Reporter, and enjoys running, skiing, reading, films, and traveling.