On February 24, Tonkon Torp attorneys Lauren Bernton and Kate Roth were panelists at a Women in Law program co-sponsored by the University of Oregon Business Law Program, the Women’s Law Forum, and the Law & Entrepreneurship Student Association (LESA). In a wide-ranging conversation, the panelists explored their respective education and career paths, shared their experiences as women practicing business law, and discussed how social change intersects with the legal profession.
Lauren is an associate in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department. Lauren focuses her work on all types of commercial disputes, with a growing emphasis in complex real estate litigation. She advocates for multinational companies, regional companies, and local businesses to help them achieve their goals through trial and dispute resolution strategies.
Kate is an associate in Tonkon Torp’s Tax and Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits practice groups. Her practice is focused on the federal and state tax impacts of business transactions, including taxation issues for corporations, partnerships, and LLCs. Kate also works with Lewis & Clark’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic to represent pro bono clients before the Internal Revenue Service.