Blerina Kotori

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503.802.2055
EMAIL: blerina.kotori@tonkon.com
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Blerina Kotori’s practice focuses on labor and employment law. She advises and represents employers in various matters, including discrimination, retaliation, FMLA/OFLA and other leave laws, wage and hour, sexual harassment, non-competition, disability, and employment benefits. Blerina further specializes on data privacy and security and assists companies with dealing with data security breaches. Blerina's practice includes litigation with emphasis on non-competition disputes, trade secrets, fiduciary duties of employees, and business torts involving employers.

Recent accomplishments include trying to a favorable jury verdict non-competition and fiduciary duty claims, trying to favorable judicial ruling trade secret, breach of employment agreement, and non-competition cases, defending wage and hour class actions, and winning summary judgment on defamation and tortious interference claims involving employees.

Blerina is a frequent speaker on labor an employment issues, including HIPAA and employment benefits, dealing with mental disorders in the workplace, social media in employment settings, as well as on privacy and electronic discovery issues.

Blerina previously worked at Tonkon Torp as a summer associate. She is the first Tonkon Torp associate to receive the Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick Torp Scholarship. She graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School cum laude and earned a B.A. from Reed College with commendation for excellence. In her free time, Blerina likes to spend time with her family, cook, dance, and travel.

Blerina Kotori’s practice focuses on labor and employment law. She advises and represents employers in various matters, including discrimination, retaliation, FMLA/OFLA and other leave laws, wage and hour, sexual harassment, non-competition, disability, and employment benefits. Blerina further specializes on data privacy and security and assists companies with dealing with data security breaches. Blerina's practice includes litigation with emphasis on non-competition disputes, trade secrets, fiduciary duties of employees, and business torts involving employers.

Recent accomplishments include trying to a favorable jury verdict non-competition and fiduciary duty claims, trying to favorable judicial ruling trade secret, breach of employment agreement, and non-competition cases, defending wage and hour class actions, and winning summary judgment on defamation and tortious interference claims involving employees.

Blerina is a frequent speaker on labor an employment issues, including HIPAA and employment benefits, dealing with mental disorders in the workplace, social media in employment settings, as well as on privacy and electronic discovery issues.

Blerina previously worked at Tonkon Torp as a summer associate. She is the first Tonkon Torp associate to receive the Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick Torp Scholarship. She graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School cum laude and earned a B.A. from Reed College with commendation for excellence. In her free time, Blerina likes to spend time with her family, cook, dance, and travel.

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Art of Leadership Program 2012

Blerina was born and raised in Albania. She came to the U.S. to pursue her education, graduated from Reed College and Lewis & Clark Law School, and joined the firm in 2007. While a law student, Blerina was selected by the Dean to receive the Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick Torp Scholarship, which encourages the development of young attorneys who demonstrate exceptional aptitude for the law. Blerina is fluent in Albanian and in her free time likes to keep her Italian alive. When she is not practicing law, Blerina dances salsa and tango, and works on completing her Albanian food cookbook.