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Employees Getting Political? Clay Creps Talks Political Speech in the Workplace
Protests in response to political developments and racial injustice remain an active element in cities across the country. Tonkon Torp partner Clay Creps was recently interviewed by the Portland Business Journal about political speech in the…
Robert Koch Elected Chair-Elect of OSB Constitutional Law Section
Tonkon Torp attorney Robert Koch has been elected Chair-Elect of the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Constitutional Law Section and appointed as Chair of its CLE subcommittee. He was first appointed to the section in 2020.
Hibpshman and Hunt Appointed to Leadership Roles in State Bar Committees
Attorney Danica Hibpshman was appointed to the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Cannabis Section Nomination Committee in October 2019. The committee convened to review and vote on nominations for the section’s 2021 executive board positions.
Tyler Harkness Accepted into Leadership Portland
Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was accepted into the 2021 class of Leadership Portland, an annual program offered by the Portland Business Alliance (PBA) to cultivate and develop community leaders. Selection for the program is based on written…
Haley Morrison Provides L&E Update on ORLA Podcast
Tonkon Torp partner Haley Morrison was a featured guest on Boiled Down, a podcast hosted by the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA). Haley and Anne Hasenstab from Ward Insurance joined ORLA's Greg Astley and Lori Little for a wide-ranging…
Employer Field Guide for Oregon OSHA COVID-19 Rule – Available Now!
Tonkon Torp has developed a Field Guide to help employers understand and implement the Emergency Oregon OSHA COVID-19 Rule (the "Rule"). The Rule, which went into effect on November 16, 2020, places requirements on all workplaces in the State of…
Danica Hibpshman Helps Guide OLCC Regulatory Framework Updates
In July 2020, Tonkon Torp attorney Danica Hibpshman was appointed to a newly convened OLCC Regulatory/Legislative Advisory Committee for the cannabis industry. The committee was created to review existing cannabis regulations and formulate policy…
U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Publication Ranks 37 Tonkon Torp Practice Areas for 2021
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has released its 2021 edition of "Best Law Firms." Tonkon Torp is once again ranked among the nation's best for five business law categories and is top-ranked in the metropolitan Portland market in 37 practice areas.
James Hein Honored with MBA Pro Bono Award of Merit
On October 14, Tonkon Torp Partner James Hein was honored with the 2020 Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Pro Bono Award of Merit. The award was presented at the virtual MBA Annual Meeting to five lawyers whose efforts and community spirit have made a…
Tonkon Torp Earns High Marks, Listed as a Top Mid-Size Firm to Work For in Vault National Rankings
Tonkon Torp is proud to be a top-ranked mid-size law firm in the 2021 Vault Ranking. Vault’s annual national rankings are based on information submitted by verified associates in the legal industry, and are a well-respected national recruiting…
Sherrill Corbett and Jeff Bradford Admitted to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
Tonkon Torp attorneys Sherrill Corbett and Jeff Bradford have been admitted to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The Fellows was established in 1955 as an honor society for attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who…
Owen Blank Joins MBA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Tonkon Torp partner Owen Blank has been appointed to a three-year term on the Multnomah Bar Association Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The committee works to promote equality in the legal profession and justice system, and diversity in the…
Four Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn Portland Lawyer of the Year Honor
Four Tonkon Torp partners have been named Portland Lawyer of the Year in their specialties by Best Lawyers in America 2021. In each community, only one lawyer per specialty is honored as Lawyer of the Year by the peer-review survey.
Nine Rising Tonkon Torp Attorneys Included on 2021 “Ones to Watch” List
Nine Tonkon Torp lawyers representing nine practice groups have been honored in Best Lawyers' inaugural Ones to Watch directory. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is a peer-review honor focused on acknowledging attorneys who have been in private practice…
Best Lawyers in America® Includes 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys on 2021 List
Forty-nine Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 36 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021. A majority of attorneys have been named to the peer-review list in past years, and most have been recognized for more…
Kurt Ruttum Interviewed by Business Journal on Tonkon Torp in the Pandemic and Beyond
Tonkon Torp Managing Partner Kurt Ruttum was interviewed by the Portland Business Journal in a wide-ranging conversation that touched on his path to firm management, and Tonkon Torp’s role in Portland’s legal and business community.
DENNIS Uniform Repurposes Bolts of Plaid Fabric Into PPE
Generations of private-school families around the country are familiar with the expert tailoring offered by DENNIS Uniform, one of the nation’s leading school uniform makers. Early in March, the long-term Tonkon Torp client directed their expertise…
26 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2020 Super Lawyers Lists
Twenty-six Tonkon Torp attorneys in nine practice areas have been included in the 2020 Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Tonkon Torp partner and bankruptcy authority Albert N. Kennedy has been once again recognized on the Top 50 list of…
Kurt Ruttum Elected Managing Partner of Tonkon Torp
Tonkon Torp partner Kurt Ruttum has been elected Managing Partner of the firm effective July 1, 2020. Ruttum succeeds Darcy Norville, who held the role since 2015.
Tonkon Torp Welcomes 2020 Summer Associates and Diversity Fellows to a Virtual Summer
Last month, Tonkon Torp welcomed four 2020 summer associates to its first virtual summer associate program. Yalda Bahramian, Ashley Korkeakoski-Sears, Alexandria "Alex" Wagner-Jakubiak, and Gracey Nagle will complete an eight-week program with the…