Christopher Pallanch Named Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for the District of Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (March 17, 2023) – Tonkon Torp attorney Christopher Pallanch has been appointed to a three-year term as a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for the District of Oregon.

Lawyer Representatives are chosen by federal judges in each of the Ninth Circuit’s 15 districts. In this capacity, Pallanch will work closely with federal judges to improve the administration of justice in the Circuit. In addition, he will help plan the biennial District of Oregon Conference and will represent the District at the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, which will be hosted in Oregon this year.

Pallanch is a partner in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department and co-chairs the firm’s Financial Services & Investment Management Practice Group. He has a wide-ranging practice that centers on finding solutions and offering strategic guidance for complex business disputes. In addition to trying cases in federal and state court, Pallanch represents businesses in enforcing and defending their trade secrets and trade dress, responding to regulatory investigations (at the federal, state, and agency levels), and helping to minimize risks while maximizing returns.

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