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New UK Bribery Act Raises the Standard for Anti-Corruption Compliance for US Companies
The UK Bribery Act becomes effective on July 1, 2011. It applies to all companies doing business in the UK and it applies to bribes paid in any country in the world. American companies doing business overseas need to adopt and maintain robust anti…
Tonkon Torp Lawyer Elected to YWCA Board
Tonkon Torp business attorney Darcy M. Norville was elected to the board of the YWCA of Greater Portland at its annual meeting on June 23. She will serve a three-year term on the board that is in the process of "reinventing" the 100-year-old…
Lawsuits Likely from BPA Wind Power Shut Down
The Bonneville Power Administration’s recent response to a short-term oversupply of energy – requiring wind farms to power down without compensation for lost revenue – reflects the agency’s failure to adapt to the evolving Northwest power marketplace…
18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Again Named Leaders in Their Field by Chambers USA
Eighteen Tonkon Torp attorneys have been named leaders in their field for the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Inclusion in the reference directory is based on interviews with clients and professional peers to…
Skerritt to Share Insights on Winning Trials
Litigator Dan Skerritt is a featured speaker at a June 9 Multnomah Bar Association continuing legal education seminar on "Making Good Lawyers Great." One of Oregon's most respected litigators, Skerritt offers his insights about how to develop…
Tonkon Torp's Labor & Employment Practice Attracts Three More Attorneys
The Labor & Employment Practice Group at Tonkon Torp LLP announces the addition of three more attorneys.
Labor & Employment Attorney Speaks at Employment Law Seminar
Corbett Gordon spoke at the May 5 meeting of the Columbia Basin Society of Human Resource Managers. Gordon addressed issues concerning social media in the workplace, as well as hiring and firing.
Oregon watches California's RPS saga with great interest
On April 12, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a renewable energy bill – SBX1 2 – that requires public and private utilities in the state to obtain at least 33 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, including solar, wind…
Multnomah County honors Tonkon Torp attorney Max Miller
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and the Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee have honored Tonkon Torp attorney Max M. Miller, Jr. with a Multnomah County Volunteer Award.
An Underused Defense Tool? Special Motions to Strike
In an article for the Litigation Journal, Anna Sortun discusses the "special motion to strike" or anti-SLAPP motion. The article describes the basic anti-SLAPP framework in Oregon, the expansion of anti-SLAPP litigation in California, and the…
Kennedy Discusses Chapter 11 Reorganizations and Liquidations for Bankruptcy Institute
Al Kennedy spoke at the 24th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, hosted by the Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar Association on April 8 - 9. This year's institute focused on the litigation aspects of bankruptcy. Kennedy spoke on the…
Tonkon Energy Lawyer Discusses Utility-scale Solar Projects
Energy attorney David Petersen will participate in a panel discussion April 26th on the development of utility-scale solar projects in Oregon. The panel is part of the NW Solar Expo, a weeklong conference and clean technology showcase at the Oregon…
Tonkon Torp Continues Long Commitment to Portland Art Museum
When Tonkon Torp real estate attorney Joseph Voboril accepted a position on the current board of directors of the Portland Art Museum, he was no stranger to the organization. Voboril had already volunteered hundreds of hours of his time and legal…
Tonkon Torp Purchases Renewable Energy Certificates
In its continued commitment to create and demonstrate sustainability and social responsibility values in its law practice, Tonkon Torp has purchased Renewable Energy Certificates known as "green tags" to offset its 2011 carbon emissions from…
Tonkon Torp Creates Practice Group for Nonprofit Entities
Tonkon Torp has formalized its longstanding work on behalf of nonprofit and charitable organizations by creating a Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Entities practice group. Attorneys in the multidisciplinary group serve the specific needs of all nonprofit…
Encouraging Renewable Energy: Smart Policy
In a "Plugged In" column for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen analyzes the energy return on investment ("EROI") of fossil fuels versus the EROI of renewable energy. By considering the future rise and fall of the EROI for each type of…