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Portland General Electric Names Kaner New General Counsel

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
GoLocalPDX Business Team

Lisa Kaner PHOTO: Linkedin
Portland General Electric announced the appointment of Lisa Kaner as new general counsel and corporate compliance officer. She will join PGE on Thursday, June 29. 

"Lisa is a talented and proven legal expert. Her leadership and many strategic accomplishments -- combined with her knowledge of PGE and regulatory issues -- distinguished her as the right person to lead our talented legal, internal audit and FERC compliance teams,”  said Jim Piro, president and CEO. 

Kaner will replace Jay Dudley, PGE’s current general counsel and corporate compliance officer, who will retire at the end of June after almost 30 years with PGE. 

Lisa Kaner 

Prior to joining PGE, Kaner spent more than 28 years as an attorney with the Portland business litigation firm Markowitz Herbold PC. There she oversaw some of the firm’s most complex and legally demanding cases. 

Kaner has been honored for being one of the region's most influential business women and recognized for her public service by the Oregon State Bar. 

She is an active member of the community where she has coached the Lincoln High School Constitution Team and the Jefferson High School Mock Trial Team. 

Kaner earned her bachelor's degree in European history from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude, and her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. 

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