On May 16, Tonkon Torp Partner Parna Mehrbani was a panelist at a Women’s Forum hosted by the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA) and the Oregon Filipino Lawyers Association (OFALA). The panel of APA attorneys and judges held a conversation about the challenges and strategies for APA women when it comes to negotiating for self and others. During the thoughtful conversation, Parna, Justice Lynn Nakamoto, and Judge Youlee Yim You touched on how stereotypes, cultural nuances, and different leadership styles have shaped how they have approached negotiations for themselves or others.
Parna is co-chair of the Information Privacy & Security Practice Group, and a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her practice is focused on intellectual property, trademark and copyright registration, licensing and enforcement, and advising on intellectual property portfolios for local, national, and international companies. She also advises businesses on the management and security of personal data and the laws that regulate the collection, use, and protection of personal data.