PORTLAND, Ore. (May 12, 2020) Tonkon Torp attorney Danny Newman has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Oregon Health Justice Center (OHJC).
OHJC is a not-for-profit law firm that provides legal services for Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) that serve the Portland area. The MLP is a patient care model that combines the power of law and medicine to improve patient health, and to address systemic issues that may affect the greater community.
On OHJC, Newman says, “The Center’s work is innovative and critical. Bridging the access to justice gap by training health care professionals to identify potential legal issues, and then providing direct, on-site legal services as part of the patients’ care team that has untapped potential for improving health outcomes, managing social determinants of health, and bringing down the overall costs of the healthcare system. I’m so grateful to get to participate in OHJC’s mission and to help them grow.”
Newman is an Associate in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department and Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Practice Group. He joined Tonkon Torp in September 2019 after completing a clerkship with Judge Richard C. Tallman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, focusing on the circuit’s civil appeals.
“Coming off the Ninth Circuit, I wanted to find a firm that would be a permanent home; someplace where I could come and get immersed in a vibrant firm culture as well as connect with Portland,” shared Newman. “Tonkon has been a great fit for me. The lawyers are first-rate legal minds, the clients and matters are robust and diverse, and the business group’s sophistication allows me to serve clients all over the country while I develop my litigation and restructuring practice.”
Prior to his clerkship, Newman worked on large and complex bankruptcy cases, bet-the-company commercial and energy litigation, and government anti-corruption and bribery investigations in the Houston office of Paul Hastings LLP. Newman earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2014.
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