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Tonkon Torp Sponsors ACLU NW Civil Liberties Conference
On September 27, Tonkon Torp was a lunch sponsor at the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Northwest Civil Liberties Conference. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Steven Wilker, a member of the ACLU of Oregon board of directors.
Affordable Care Act Retaliation
For their "General Counsel" article for the October issue of Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Colin Love-Geiger and Bob Carey advise employers on how to recognize and appropriately document employee complaints to avoid…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors PHRMA Member Appreciation Event
Tonkon Torp sponsored a Portland Human Resource Association (PHRMA) member appreciation event on September 25. Bob Carey organized Tonkon Torp's sponsorship of the event, a cruise on the Portland Spirit. Bob Carey is PHRMA's General Counsel and also…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors MBA Golf Tournament
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the September 23 16th Annual Golf Championship held by the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). Darcy Norville, an MBA board member, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The tournament was a fundraiser for the Volunteer…
Gordon Provides Updates and Summaries on NLRB Cases
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney, Corbett Gordon, participated on a panel hosted by the Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Section at its recent annual meeting and conference in Sunriver. Gordon joined her co-panelists in discussing…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors FBA Conference
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor of the September 20 Federal Bar Association (FBA) District of Oregon conference. The all-day CLE and networking dinner was attended by several Tonkon Torp attorneys. Chris Pallanch and Colin Love-Geiger, both board members…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at CCA Gala
On September 21, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Children's Cancer Association's (CCA) 13th Annual Hero Gala. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with Claire Brown, Bob Carey, David Forman, and their…
Catch Up On Recent Changes in Employee Leave Laws
In her "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Corbett Gordon reviews recent changes in Oregon employee leave laws. These changes include new requirements for sick leave for Portland workers, as well as changes to leave laws for…
Darcy Norville Elected to Oregon Business Association Board
Portland business attorney Darcy M. Norville has been elected to the board of directors of the Oregon Business Association (OBA). OBA provides bipartisan, statewide business leadership that strives to ensure Oregon’s continued economic…
Tonkon Sponsors Table at OEN Awards Dinner
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneur Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards dinner, held September 17. Tonkon's participation was coordinated by the Jeff Woodcox, who serves as the Corporate Secretary for OEN.
Jan Neuman Featured in Article on Changing Water Supply, Likely Legal Conflicts
Jan Neuman, head of Tonkon Torp's Water Law practice, and a member of our Environmental & Natural Resources group, was heavily quoted in a recent article about the Pacific Northwest's changing water supply and the looming legal conflicts over this…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors WSBA Civil Rights Section CLE and Meeting
Tonkon Torp was a refreshments sponsor at the September 13 CLE and annual meeting of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Civil Rights Section, held in Seattle. Corbett Gordon, who is a Trustee of the Civil Rights Section, attended the event…
David Petersen Offers Industrial Development Overview for East Metro Economic Group
David Petersen was the keynote speaker today at a meeting of the East Metro Econmic Alliance. The subject of David's discussion was "The Industrial Development Toolkit."
Protecting Confidential Business Information
In their September 2013 "General Counsel" article for the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Blerina Kotori and Bob Carey provide an overview of the tools available to an employer to protect valuable confidential…
Tonkon Torp Donates to OHSU Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Foundation. The donation, organized by Owen Blank, was a direct response to the $1 billion cancer research initiative fundraising challenge made by Phil and Penny Knight.
Drea Schmidt Joins MBA Membership Committee
Drea Schmidt joined the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Membership Committee. The committee organizes and plans social events, including WinterSmash, Battle of the Lawyer Bands, Bench, Bar & Bagels, and a First Thursday Social with specialty bars for…
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Oregon Law Center
Tonkon Torp made its annual donation to the Oregon Law Center. The money will be used to cover the administrative costs associated with the pro bono work done at the Center, formerly known as "SE Legal Clinic." Tonkon's donation was organized by…
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt Join Art of Leadership Program
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt were selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Art of Leadership program put on by Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA). To promote dynamic leadership in the arts community, BCA works with business professionals to…
Seven Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn Distinction as Portland Lawyers of the Year
Best Lawyers in America 2014 has named seven attorneys from Tonkon Torp LLP as Portland Lawyer of the Year for their particular specialties. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer…