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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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.
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Blerina Kotori Selected for Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section

Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori has been selected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Civil Rights Section. The Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section provides bar members with opportunities to develop their civil rights…
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Corbett Gordon Presents on Second Chance Employment for PHRMA

Corbett Gordon presented at a seminar on "Re-entry and Second Chance Employment" at the July 15 meeting of the Portland Human Resources Management Association (PHRMA). The Oregon state senate recently passed a bill that, once signed by Governor Brown…
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Kristin Bremer Moore Offers Tips on Minimizing Attorney Fee Exposure

Litigator Kristin Bremer Moore was a speaker at the 2015 annual convention of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC), held recently in Sunriver. She and another Portland attorney addressed the topic, “Hedging Your Bets - Using offers of…
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Corbett Gordon Offers Youth Tips on Hiring/Firing Laws

At a recent event hosted by Tonkon Torp, Corbett Gordon spoke to a group of young adults from New Avenues for Youth about their legal rights and responsibilities in the world of work. Her presentation was part of the PAVE (Promoting Avenues to…
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Chambers USA 2015 Guide Honors 7 Tonkon Torp Practices and 19 Lawyers

Seven Tonkon Torp practices and 19 attorneys have been honored in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide, published annually each May. Seventeen of the attorneys have been on the Chambers list previously. Newly recognized this year are corporate/M&A lawyers…
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Tonkon Torp Presents Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar

Lawyers in Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group recently hosted human resource professionals and other business leaders at the firm’s annual employment law seminar. The event featured presentations on a variety of issues including…
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Bob Carey Speaks to Labor Arbitrators

Bob Carey, chair of Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment practice group, recently spoke about the implications of social media policies and practices at the Pacific Northwest Labor Arbitrators Conference in Portland.
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Haley Miller Morrison Joins Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice

Haley Miller Morrison has joined Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment practice group. She provides counsel to employers on a wide variety of matters, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage-and-hour issues, in both single plaintiff…
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Corbett Gordon Gives HR Pros Tools for Tough Conversations

Corbett Gordon was a keynote speaker at the recent 2015 Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) conference in Las Vegas. Her session, “Tools for Tough HR-Management Conversations,” shared practical advice with HR pros about taking the edge…
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