Darcy is the Managing Partner of Tonkon Torp LLP, where she has practiced business law since 1998. Darcy's practice focuses on general business and corporate law.
She works with clients in the insurance and financial services industry on a wide variety of matters, including regulatory compliance, privacy laws, contract drafting, and general corporate matters.
Darcy's practice also emphasizes executive compensation, ERISA, and employee benefits counsel. Darcy has extensive experience in a wide range of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. She regularly designs and drafts incentive compensation plans, equity-based compensation plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and executive agreements. She provides ongoing legal advice and counsel about the establishment, maintenance, administration, and termination of clients' employee benefit plans.
Among the issues she regularly addresses are concerns and strategies involving tax qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans, equity based plans, health and welfare plans, and fringe benefit plans.
Darcy advises investment advisors who work with employee benefit plan clients regarding ERISA compliance in a complex and changing regulatory environment. She also advises private investment funds regarding investment of assets held by employee benefit plans.
When compensation and benefits matters are triggered during mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other major business transactions, Darcy guides clients in protecting their interests and ensuring the integrity of transactions
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Diverse Team Aids Greenbrier in Joint Venture
Tonkon Torp acted as Oregon corporate counsel for its long-term client The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. in finalizing a 50/50 joint venture with Watco Companies, L.L.C. The venture combines the two companies’ railcar repair, refurbishment and maintenance businesses into a new organization, GBW Railcar Services, LLC.
Tonkon Torp Team Delivers Fast, Efficient Counsel in Rejuvenation Sale
The successful sale of Portland-based Rejuvenation to a major, national home furnishings company was facilitated by an interdisciplinary team of Tonkon Torp business lawyers.
Tonkon Team Delivers Fast Track BCS Championship Project
Tonkon Torp lawyers demonstrate speed like the Oregon Ducks to help SportsOne create the Bud Light Fiesta entertainment village at the BCS National Championship.
M Financial: A Unique Financial Services Company
M Financial Group is one of the nation's premier financial services distribution companies serving ultra-affluent individuals and Fortune 1000 companies. M Financial looks to Tonkon Torp for major restructuring transactions as well as day-to-day advice on a host of issues.
Community Involvement & Activities
2009–Present, Pro Bono Volunteer
Oregon Business & Industry (formerly OBA)
2017–Present, Board of Directors
Oregon Business Association (OBA)
2010–2017, Board of Directors
Campaign for Equal Justice
Advisory Board Member
YWCA of Greater Portland
2011–2014, Board of Directors
Multnomah Bar Association
2010–2013, Board of Directors
Oregon Law Foundation
2006–2009, Board Member
Multnomah Bar Association
National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
Oregon Women Lawyers
Western Pension and Benefits Conference
Best Lawyers in America® Names 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2018 List
Darcy Norville Joins Board of Directors of the Campaign for Equal Justice
Darcy Norville Shares Her Path to Managing Partner
Financial Service Attorneys Explain Fiduciary Rule Updates for GPCA
Best Lawyers in America® Names 44 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2017 List
Tonkon Torp Donates to Campaign for Equal Justice
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Meals on Wheels Event
45 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2016
Darcy Norville Elected Managing Partner at Tonkon Torp
Tonkon Torp Recognized as a Defender of Justice
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OBA Statesman Dinner
Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Names 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to Prestigious List
Tonkon Torp Presents Annual Employment Law Seminar
Tonkon Torp Supports YWCA Inspire Luncheon
Darcy Norville Elected to Oregon Business Association Board
50 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® 2014
Tonkon Torp Supports YWCA for Series of Events
Publications & Presentations
"The Path to the Top," Women in the Law Distinguished Speaker Program, Lewis & Clark Law School, March 2017
"Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule Overview," Greater Portland Compliance Association, September 2016
"Health Care Reform," Cascade Employers Association, March 2013