On February 13, Tonkon Torp attorney Lauren Bernton was a panelist at a career exploration program for 1L students hosted by the University of Oregon School of Law Career Center. The panelists, all practicing attorneys and legal professionals, shared insight into their professional journey, what their typical workday looks like, and how they prepared for the job during their time as a student or new graduate. They explored how they each landed on their respective career or practice focus, and shared ways that students can explore different career pathways and develop transferable skills. Lauren and the other panelists provided tips for working with mentors, navigating challenges or rejection, and fostering a professional community.
Lauren is an associate in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department. She works with multinational companies, regional companies, and local businesses as an advocate to help them achieve their goals through trial and dispute resolution strategies.