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Clay Creps Explores Employment Law Discovery at OSB Bootcamp
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps spoke on June 2 at the Labor and Employment Law Bootcamp organized by the Oregon State Bar. The intensive two-day program was offered to new lawyers and those interested in expanding their practice…
Blerina Kotori Leads Breakfast Briefing on Avoiding Common HR Traps
Blerina Kotori led a breakfast briefing and Q&A session at the Tonkon Torp office with Anne Donovan, president of Xenium HR. The presentation to Portland employers covered the legal implications of three common HR traps, and provided practical…
Corbett Gordon Speaks at Second Chance Summit in New York City
Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon, who is a member of the Dave's Killer Bread Foundation Board, was in New York City on May 24 to speak at the Second Chance Summit hosted by the Foundation at The New School in Manhattan.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
On May 12, Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment Practice Group attorneys hosted their annual employment law seminar for human resource professionals and other business leaders. Over 200 attendees listened to Star Wars-themed presentations that covered…
18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Are Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients
Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2016. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
Tonkon Talk Covers Employee Handbook Fundamentals
Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment lawyers Clay Creps and Haley Miller Morrison covered employee handbooks in the March 2 Tonkon Talk. During their presentation, they explained why all employers — including small companies and start-ups — need handbooks…
Corbett Gordon Joins Board of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation
Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon is a member of the board of directors of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, which develops programming to help employers interested in employing people who have been incarcerated and wish to make a fresh start.
Legislative Developments in Employment Law
In his article for the new issue of The Verdict, Clay Creps highlights the significant laws impacting employment that were passed during Oregon's 2015 legislative session. Clay reviews bills that cover the mandatory provision of sick time, health…
Colin Geiger Speaks at CLE on Obtaining and Using Medical Records
Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Geiger spoke at a CLE lunch for the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) at the firm’s downtown office on December 15. The CLE topic was “Medical & Psychological Records – Tips on Obtaining, Using, and Admitting…
Tonkon Torp Announces Two New Partners
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Blerina Kotori and Christopher Pallanch to the partnership, effective January 1, 2016. Both attorneys started their private practices as associates for the firm. Kotori began at the firm as a summer associate and was the…
Corbett Gordon Speaks at Dave's Killer Bread Foundation Second Chance Summit
Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon recently participated in a panel at the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation Second Chance Summit. The purpose of the Summit was to share experiences hiring and working with "second chance employees" – employees who have…
Clay Creps Joins Board of the Portland HR Management Association
Tonkon Torp attorney Clay Creps has joined the board of directors of the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA), the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Creps will serve in the capacity of Legislative Affairs…
Clay Creps Speaks at Employment Law Litigation Bootcamp
On November 6, Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps spoke at an Oregon State Bar "bootcamp" for new lawyers regarding discovery issues arising in employment law litigation. The talk covered issues which are particular to employment…
November Tonkon Talk Focuses on Employment Law
At the “Tonkon Talk” held November 4, Clay Creps, Kristin Bremer Moore, and Blerina Kotori, lawyers from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment practice group, spoke about employment law issues that start-ups and growing businesses may encounter. The three…
U.S. News Ranks Tonkon Torp Practice Areas in "Best Law Firms" Publication
The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2016 edition of Best Law Firms has been released and Tonkon Torp is again ranked among the nation’s best for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy…
Corbett Gordon Speaks to Criminal Defense Lawyers and Practice Managers on Management Practices
Corbett Gordon spoke on October 22 at a best practices firm management seminar held as part of the two-day annual conference of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Corbett co-presented a performance management session that focused on…
Lindsay Reynolds Appointed to Ambassador Board of Komen Oregon
Tonkon Torp attorney Lindsay Reynolds has been appointed to the newly formed Ambassador Board of Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. The Komen Ambassador Board is comprised of young professionals who are working to help further the mission and…
Haley Morrison Named to Playworks Pacific Northwest Board
Tonkon Torp attorney Haley Morrison has been named to the board of directors of Playworks Pacific Northwest, which uses play to help create positive environments for building leadership and fostering teamwork at area elementary schools.
45 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2016
Forty-five Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 39 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. All of them have been named to the list at least once before, and many of them have been recognized for a number of…
2015 Super Lawyers Honors 23 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Twenty-three Tonkon Torp attorneys in nine practice areas are named on the national 2015 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Two partners are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide.