Securities & SEC Enforcement
Tonkon Torp’s trial lawyers handle complicated matters involving securities law and corporate governance. We represent officers and directors in shareholder class actions, derivative actions, and SEC and state enforcement actions. We fight off unwelcome corporate take-over attempts, secure contentious acquisitions, and manage challenges to the sufficiency of proxy materials.

Our trial teams include experienced securities and corporate governance lawyers. Over the years, Tonkon Torp has been central to many of the most prominent securities cases in Oregon, and involving Oregon companies across the country.

Eischen v. AVIVA et. al.

Defended a class action shareholder claim through to completed trial, challenging AVIVA- Reebok merger.

Walker v. Metro One

(Multnomah County Circuit Court/Oregon Court of Appeals) – Obtained damages for an investor at trial for breach of convertible promissory note where company had refused to issue shares; successfully defended appeal.


(NASDR Arbitration) – Achieved a favorable result in arbitration in the defense of a local, family-owned securities brokerage against claims of unauthorized and unsuitable trading.


Tonkon Torp was lead counsel for a former executive officer and board member of Enron in dozens of federal and state court lawsuits in more than 20 states. We represented our client in civil lawsuit proceedings involving the Department of Labor and SEC, and a myriad of other proceeds obtaining favorable settlements to resolve all the proceedings before trial.

Dan  Skerritt
Practice Area Co-Chair

Dan Skerritt


Paul  Conable
Practice Area Co-Chair

Paul Conable