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
Tonkon Torp Looks Back at Wild Wild Rajneeshee Cases
The popular Netflix series, Wild Wild Country, has placed the compelling story of the Rajneeshee cult community back in the spotlight. Led by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and Ma Anand Sheela, the commune was active in Wasco County, Oregon during the early 1980s. Tonkon Torp attorneys were involved in three well-documented lawsuits that helped to halt the fraudulent actions of the Rajneeshees and restore assets to former members of the cult.
Tonkon Torp Guides Pacific Foods through Oregon’s Largest Acquisition of 2017
Tonkon Torp led Oregon's largest M&A transaction in 2017, the $700 million acquisition of Tualatin-based Pacific Foods of Oregon LLC by Campbell Investment Company. Pacific Foods is an iconic, nationally distributed organic food brand founded in 1987.
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.
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
Best Lawyers in America® Names 51 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2019 List
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
Large Employers Have New Wage Reporting Obligations to the EEOC
Employer Cannot Fire Employees for Obscenity-Laced Facebook Posts During Union Organizing Campaign
Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim Allowed Under Title VII
Oregon Court Summarily Dismisses Manufacturing Establishment Overtime Claims
What Employers Can Learn from Petraeus's Downfall
Sick Times in Seattle: A New Ordinance Provides Generous Leave for Seattle Employees
IRS Issues Guidance on $2,500 Health Flexible Spending Account Limit
New H-1B Filings Begin April 2
Train Supervisors to Recognize Requests for Reasonable Accommodations
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.