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Kalia Walker Joins Tonkon Torp Litigation Department
Tonkon Torp LLP welcomes attorney Kalia Walker to the firm’s Litigation Department. Walker joins the firm from Bullard Law. “I am excited to join the litigation team at Tonkon Torp, and I’m looking forward to building my practice here,” Walker said…
Parna Mehrbani Talks Trademarks for NW Cannabis Law Institute
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani was a featured panelist during the 2nd Annual Northwest Cannabis Law Institute series hosted by the Oregon State Bar Cannabis Section. The September 15 panel, which featured Parna and two other attorneys, was…
Erin Roycroft Joins Tonkon Torp from Oregon Court of Appeals
Tonkon Torp LLP welcomes Erin Roycroft to the firm as an associate in its Labor & Employment Practice Group. Roycroft joins the firm from the Oregon Court of Appeals, where she served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Scott Shorr for two years.
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…
Business Immigration Webinar Looks at the Impact of COVID-19 and Trump
On September 10, Tonkon Torp’s Immigration Practice Group launched a recurring webinar series to help businesses navigate and preview changes affecting business immigration. Attorneys Melina LaMorticella, Alan Perkins, and Melany Savitt hosted the…
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.
Mick Harris Joins Willamette University Alumni Board
Tonkon Torp attorney Mick Harris has been appointed to the Willamette University Alumni Board. The Board works to foster alumni relations by hosting events, organizing networking opportunities, and providing career resources. "Willamette University…
Megan Reuther Discusses How to Handle COVID-19 in the Workplace
Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group concluded the first round of its coffee break webinar series with a July 30 program featuring attorney Megan Reuther. The topic focused on how to handle a COVID-19 diagnosis in the workplace.
Chris Morehead Shares Strategies for Enforcing Pandemic Safety Rules
Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group continued its coffee break webinar series with a July 23 program featuring attorney Chris Morehead. The topic focused on strategies to enforce pandemic workplace safety policies in a fair and consistent…
Parna Mehrbani Helps Crack the Imposter Syndrome Code for Oregon Women Lawyers
On July 21, Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani was a panelist for a virtual workshop on Imposter Syndrome hosted by the Oregon Women Lawyers. Many lawyers struggle with Imposter Syndrome, a common psychological pattern that affects high-performers…
Bob Koch and Sadie Concepción Share Pro Bono Opportunities on MBA Panel
Attorneys Bob Koch and Sadie Concepción were featured panelists on a June 24 webinar hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association. The program, moderated by US District Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman, offered a variety of perspectives and options…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Speak to Startups at Virtual TiE XL Bootcamp Session
Tonkon Torp attorneys Tyler Harkness, Parna Mehrbani, and Kristin Bremer Moore were instructors at the June virtual sessions of the TIE XL Bootcamp. The Bootcamp provides opportunities for a cohort of entrepreneurs to connect with experts in the…
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…
Parna Mehrbani Appointed Chair of Partners in Diversity
Tonkon Torp Partner Parna Mehrbani has been appointed Chair of the Partners in Diversity (PID) Leadership Council. Partners in Diversity is a program of the Portland Business Alliance Charitable Institute. Mehrbani, who served as vice chair from 2019…
Melina LaMorticella Joins UO Town Hall in Support of International Students
Tonkon Torp Business Immigration partner Melina LaMorticella participated in a virtual town hall hosted by University of Oregon President Michael Schill to help international students navigate this time of crisis and change.