Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori has been appointed to the board of directors of Raphael House of Portland, a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence.
Kotori is a member of Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment and Information Privacy & Security practice groups. She advises and represents employers in various matters, including discrimination, retaliation, leave laws, wage and hour, sexual harassment, disability, and employment benefits. In her data privacy and security practice, she assists employers with privacy issues and data security breaches. Kotori earned her J.D. at Lewis & Clark Law School, cum laude, and her B.A. from Reed College with commendation for excellence.
Raphael House offers emergency shelter, a 24-hour in-house crisis line, transitional housing, and advocacy programs and non-residential advocacy in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau. It also works to bring an end to violence through community outreach and education.