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Parna Mehrbani Speaks to University of Oregon Law Students for Business Law Week
On January 21, Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani spoke at the University of Oregon Law School as a featured panelist during the school’s “Business Law Week.” Her panel of three attorneys discussed their experiences as women practicing business law. Parna shared the path that led her to enter the legal field and build a business law practice. She and the other panelists also addressed challenges in their career paths, particular challenges for women practicing in business law, and experiences that deterred or helped along the way. An interesting point of discussion for the panelists was whether they have ever felt compelled to edit their resume to remove affiliation to particular groups or with a critical identity. They also shared what unique attributes they feel women or critical identity leaders bring to the table as attorneys.
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.