Rocky Dallum

Tonkon Torp LLP
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Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503.802.2175
EMAIL: rocky.dallum@tonkon.com
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Rocky is an associate in the firm's Government Relations & Public Policy practice group. His practice includes strategic counsel and direct advocacy for corporate and non-profit clients engaging Oregon's legislative and executive branches. Rocky is particularly active in the areas of tax policy, life sciences, and natural resources.
 
Before joining Tonkon Torp, Rocky worked for nearly five years as in-house counsel at a large, public manufacturing company. There, he advised business clients on general corporate matters, labor and employment law, and mergers and acquisitions. Rocky has also served as a legislative director, campaign manager, and outreach director for organizations in Oregon and Idaho.
 
Rocky's accomplishments include:
 
  • Leading livestock industry's legislative efforts to affirm Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision to remove the gray wolf from state list of endangered species.
  • Development of strategy and advocacy for update and extension to Oregon's law governing communication to patient and physicians about biological products and their corresponding "biosimilars."
  • Representation of satellite industry interests during 2015 legislative overhaul of Oregon’'s assessment and taxation of telecommunications assets.
  • Advising and managing the closing of Boise Inc.'s $125 million acquisition of Hexacomb Corporation and its foreign subsidiaries in 2011.
  • Successfully defending unemployment benefits appeal to Idaho Supreme Court in 2010. (Ginther v. Boise Cascade Corp., 244 P.3d 1229 (Idaho 2010)
 
Rocky received his law degree from Willamette University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Linfield College. He is a member of the Oregon and Idaho State Bar Associations.
Rocky is an associate in the firm's Government Relations & Public Policy practice group. His practice includes strategic counsel and direct advocacy for corporate and non-profit clients engaging Oregon's legislative and executive branches. Rocky is particularly active in the areas of tax policy, life sciences, and natural resources.
 
Before joining Tonkon Torp, Rocky worked for nearly five years as in-house counsel at a large, public manufacturing company. There, he advised business clients on general corporate matters, labor and employment law, and mergers and acquisitions. Rocky has also served as a legislative director, campaign manager, and outreach director for organizations in Oregon and Idaho.
 
Rocky's accomplishments include:
 
  • Leading livestock industry's legislative efforts to affirm Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision to remove the gray wolf from state list of endangered species.
  • Development of strategy and advocacy for update and extension to Oregon's law governing communication to patient and physicians about biological products and their corresponding "biosimilars."
  • Representation of satellite industry interests during 2015 legislative overhaul of Oregon’'s assessment and taxation of telecommunications assets.
  • Advising and managing the closing of Boise Inc.'s $125 million acquisition of Hexacomb Corporation and its foreign subsidiaries in 2011.
  • Successfully defending unemployment benefits appeal to Idaho Supreme Court in 2010. (Ginther v. Boise Cascade Corp., 244 P.3d 1229 (Idaho 2010)
 
Rocky received his law degree from Willamette University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Linfield College. He is a member of the Oregon and Idaho State Bar Associations.
Oregon State Bar Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section
Executive Committee Member

Oregon Student Foundation
Board of Directors

 
While earning his undergraduate degree at Linfield College (where he was Student Body President), Rocky was a radio host, reporter and sportscaster for KSLC 90.3 FM. Today, his pastimes include rooting for his favorite sports teams – the Portland Trailblazers, OSU Beavers and Linfield Wildcats – and honing his BBQ skills.