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The Best Lawyers in America Names 16 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to announce that 16 of the firm's partners have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Fifteen of those partners have been listed in prior years, eight for the last 10 or more consecutive years…
Tonkon Torp Adds Robert Carey to Employment Law Team
Veteran employment law litigator Robert L. Carey has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as head of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group.
NIKE, Inc. Selects Tonkon Torp as a Go-To Law Firm
NIKE, Inc. has chosen Tonkon Torp as one of their top law firms in the recent ALM Directory of Go-To Law Firms.
Immigration Attorney Selected to Chair Key Committee
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has appointed Tonkon Torp attorney Turid L. Owren chair of a liaison committee that oversees adjudication and processing of immigration petitions. The committee of eight lawyers reviews petitions…
U.S. Supreme Court Broadens Employer Liability for Retaliation
The Supreme Court has now spoken on what kind of conduct an employer must engage in and how harmful that conduct must be for the employer to be liable for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Business Law
Twelve partners of Tonkon Torp LLP have been included in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business. They were selected based on thousands of client and professional peer interviews. The evaluation criteria included…
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Pay Issues Regarding Special Safety Gear
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has clarified the definition of a compensable work day for employees required to wear special safety gear.
Marion County Court Invalidates Measure 37
Oregon's Measure 37 has been at the center of controversy since being passed by voters in 2004. Recently, Measure 37 was ruled unconstitutional by the Marion County Circuit Court. This article provides a brief update regarding these developments.
Chinese Premerger Notification Requirements
While the People's Republic of China continues its halting steps toward robust merger control legislation, many foreign investors and companies are not aware that current PRC premerger notification regulations may require notification of and approval…
Protecting and Leveraging Your Intellectual Property
Building a solid intellectual property foundation is just as important as generating capital or seeking investors. This article outlines simple steps that can help you establish and maintain a sound intellectual property foundation for your business…
Collision of Medical Marijuana and Oregon Disability Laws Leaves Employers in Limbo
Among the challenging human resource issues for Oregon employers in the last decade is the question of how to handle employees who are legally using marijuana. Must employers accommodate medical marijuana use?
Buyer and Lender Beware: Financing Measure 37 Property
Eight months after taking effect, Measure 37 still triggers more questions than answers. One of the most significant unresolved question is whether waivers of land use regulations are transferable. This article explores the issue of waiver…
Tonkon Torp's Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2006
A remarkable thirty-five percent of Tonkon Torp partners were selected by their legal peers in Woodward, White's 2006 Best Lawyers in America.