Bob is a senior partner in Tonkon Torp's Labor & Employment Practice Group. He represents companies, professionals, and executives in employment litigation, and he provides counseling on a broad range of employment related issues. Bob has substantial jury trial experience in Oregon and Washington, defending wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and whistleblower cases. He also has defended ERISA lawsuits, been on both sides of post-termination cases with non-competition, trade secret and related claims, and has defended numerous labor disputes in arbitration.
Bob represents companies in labor negotiations, and in election petitions and unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB. He has negotiated compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment contracts for companies, professionals, and executives. He also serves as a mediator in complex commercial disputes and in employment and ERISA/benefits cases.
Before entering private practice, Bob served on active duty as a captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corp, at the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J. and the U.S. Army Defense Appellate Division, Falls Church, V.A. (1987-1993).
J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 1987, B.A., Harvard College, 1984