Scott handles business disputes for clients at trial and on appeal. His areas of expertise include antitrust, labor and employment, energy, and tax law disputes. He also counsels businesses in labor and employment and antitrust compliance.
Clients rely on Scott to prosecute or defend critical "bet-the-company" business disputes. They also depend on Scott to advise them on cutting edge antitrust and labor and employment compliance issues.
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Evergreen Helicopters, Inc. v. Erickson Air-Crane Inc
Helicopter Transport Services, Inc. v. Erickson Air-Crane Inc.
Estey & Associates, Inc. v. McCulloch Corporation et al.
Chilton Air Cooled Engines, Inc. v. Omark Industries, Inc.
Continental Maritime, Inc. v. Northwest Marine Iron Works et al.
Washburn v. Columbia Forest Products, Inc.
Public Power Council, Inc. v. Bonneville Power Administration
American Trucking Associations, Inc. v. Oregon Dept. of Transport
Nike, Inc. v. McCarthy
Indergard v. Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Townsend v. Nike, Inc.
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC v. Teamsters Local 117 et al
McCall v. Dynic USA Corporation
Blackthorne v. Vanstar Corporation
Fashion House Dooney & Bourke Wins with Tonkon Torp
Tonkon Torp trial attorneys Scott Seidman and Colin Geiger were victorious in defending Dooney & Bourke, Inc., in a wage claims trial in the U. S. District Court in Portland. Find details and more featured cases here.
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.
Ninth Circuit Victory Assures Electricity Rate Stability
Representing Portland General Electric (PGE), Tonkon Torp appellate lawyers successfully argued for the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold a settlement by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Find details and more featured cases here.
AAA Protects Oregon Consumers From Added Taxes
Oregon is one of the few states that uses a weight-mile tax rather than a diesel fuel tax on heavy trucking to help support and maintain its 86,000 miles of paved road. When trucking interests tried to shift the tax burden to everyday drivers, AAA Oregon/Idaho turned to Tonkon Torp to help in the fight.
Community Involvement & Activities
Oregon State Bar
Past Chair of the Antitrust Section
Legal Services Program Committee
American Bar Association
Antitrust Section – Internet Committee Member
YMCA of the Columbia-Willamette
Past Board of Management
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
American Bar Association, Antitrust, Labor & Employment, Litigation Sections
Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar Showcases HR Superpowers
Best Lawyers in America® Names 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2018 List
Tonkon Torp Hosts 2017 Labor and Employment Law Seminar
Best Lawyers in America® Names 44 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2017 List
Tonkon Torp Hosts Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
45 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2016
Tonkon Torp Presents Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
When Is an Appraisal Provision in a Contract an "Arbitration Agreement"?
Scott Seidman Reviews U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Prayer at Local Government Meetings
Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Names 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to Prestigious List
Tonkon Torp Presents Annual Employment Law Seminar
50 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® 2014
Best Lawyers in America® Names 50 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2013 List
U.S. Supreme Court Broadens Employer Liability for Retaliation
Chinese Premerger Notification Requirements
Supreme Court Opens Door to More Age Discrimination Lawsuits
Publications & Presentations
Scott has authored numerous articles on antitrust, litigation, and labor and employment issues and has spoken frequently at antitrust and labor and employment continuing legal education programs.