Michael C. Willes

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

PHONE: 503.802.5737
EMAIL: michael.willes@tonkon.com
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Michael joined the firm’s Litigation Department in 2014. He has represented companies in a broad range of business matters, including contract disputes, securities litigation, and class actions. In addition to civil litigation, Michael has assisted clients with regulatory issues and criminal investigations.

Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Michael practiced in the litigation department at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP for four years. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Alexander Hamilton Fellow, and Managing Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. While a law student, he held an externship with Judge Michael W. Mosman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
 
Michael worked as an analyst at economics consulting firm Analysis Group, Inc., before attending law school. There he performed financial and statistical analyses in support of expert witnesses whose reports and testimony were used at trial. While earning his undergraduate degree in economics and Spanish, Michael interned at the U.S. embassy’s economics section in Madrid. Michael is fluent in Spanish.

Michael joined the firm’s Litigation Department in 2014. He has represented companies in a broad range of business matters, including contract disputes, securities litigation, and class actions. In addition to civil litigation, Michael has assisted clients with regulatory issues and criminal investigations.

Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Michael practiced in the litigation department at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP for four years. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Alexander Hamilton Fellow, and Managing Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. While a law student, he held an externship with Judge Michael W. Mosman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
 
Michael worked as an analyst at economics consulting firm Analysis Group, Inc., before attending law school. There he performed financial and statistical analyses in support of expert witnesses whose reports and testimony were used at trial. While earning his undergraduate degree in economics and Spanish, Michael interned at the U.S. embassy’s economics section in Madrid. Michael is fluent in Spanish.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation
Board Member

Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Director 
Past CLE Committee, Co-Chair

Oregon State Bar House of Delegates
Region 5, Delegate

Portland Workforce Alliance
Board Member

Campaign for Equal Justice
Past Associates Committee, Member
Michael is a native Oregonian, raised in Corvallis. He is thrilled to be back in Portland where he can explore the trails that traverse the city with his family.