Sussman Shank LLP Named One Of The 2018 "100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon"

Sussman Shank LLP is proud to announce that our firm has been named one of the 2018 "100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon" by Oregon Business Magazine. This marks our seventh year on the list. Our employees place a high value on sustainable practices, implementing a variety of green policies at our firm which have led to our consistent ranking.

Sussman Shank's Privacy & Data Security Area Launches Blog

Sussman Shank LLP is proud to announce the launch of our blog Tracking Data, the firm's newest resource dedicated to discussing news, updates, and in-depth analysis of developing privacy and data security issues affecting business in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the United States.

Tracking Data will be managed by Sussman Shank's Privacy and Data Security practice area, whose members have an understanding of, and experience in, counseling clients on issues related to data breaches and laws relating to finance, telecommunications, media, and internet privacy.  Our attorneys include seasoned litigators, corporate advisors, a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US), and a co-author of the Proskauer on Privacy treatise (published by PLI). In creating this blog, our team is motivated to assist our clients and readers in proactively identifying, evaluating, and managing risks related to privacy and information security.

"The launch of Tracking Data gives us the opportunity to provide accessible content that not only informs, but enlightens our clients and friends on the cutting-edge challenges in cybersecurity," said Kristen Hilton, CIPP/US and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. "We are excited to provide counsel and a comprehensive range of commentary on an important issue that affects all businesses." 

 

About Sussman Shank LLP  Founded in 1960 in Portland, Oregon, Sussman Shank is a full-service business, litigation, and commercial bankruptcy law firm with over 30 lawyers.  Our clients include public and private companies, government entities, institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals.  Sussman Shank has once again been named one of the 2018 "100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon" by Oregon Business Magazine, marking our 12th year on the list. 

Sussman Shank LLP Welcomes Three New Members to its Litigation Team

Sussman Shank LLP is pleased to welcome three new members to the firm’s Litigation Department. Derek J. Ashton joins the firm as a Partner, Kimberlee Petrie Volm joins as an Associate, and Kristin Eisenhauer joins as a Paralegal.  “We are thrilled to welcome the newest members of our team.  These additions will add increased capacity, practice diversity, and trial experience to further strengthen the breadth and depth of our already strong Litigation Department,” said Steve Seguin, Chief Operating Officer of Sussman Shank.

Sussman Shank LLP Awarded Gold Certification for Sustainability at Work Program

Thanks to the leadership efforts of Sussman Shank LLP's Sustainability Committee, the firm is proud to announce it has achieved Sustainability at Work's Gold Certification for the next three years, through 2020.  The certification recognizes the firm's commitment to helping make Portland one of the cleanest, most sustainable cities in the country.

Sustainability at Work was formed in 2007 as part of a City of Portland initiative to help businesses improve their environmental practices.  This program has been informed by national and local research, input from Portland businesses, and by the expertise of local partners to provide participants the tools needed to succeed in their sustainability efforts in the workplace.

Sustainability at Work offers three levels of certification to recognize businesses' positive impacts on the environment and community: Gold, Silver, and Certified. In order to receive Gold Certification within its office environment, Sussman Shank completed many actions to maintain daily sustainability.

Some of Sussman Shank's sustainability initiatives include:
    •    Caterers who follow sustainable practices – reusable dishware, buffet style serving, minimal packaging, etc.

    •    A system in place to gather employee feedback, comments, and suggestions related to sustainability actions at work.  This includes our annual State of Sustainability meeting, blurbs in our Daily Buzz, and a Sustainability Committee available at all times.

    •    Alternative transportation for work-related trips whenever possible (walk, bike, transit, carshare, carpool, and/or electric vehicles).

    •    Bicycle tire repair kit, air pump, and a spare lock are available for employees and visitors.

    •    Occupancy sensors for lighting are used throughout the office.   

    •    Yearly participation in the Bike More Challenge.

    •    Two-week pedometer challenge each year to encourage employees to walk more.

    •    Recycling and compost receptacles are provided in eating areas.

Sussman Shank's Sustainability Committee chair, Steven Mayock, shares, "The Sustainability Committee is constantly evaluating our practices to see how we can have less of an impact on the environment while still providing quality service to our clients.  It's great to be recognized for our efforts, but this doesn't mean our work stops here." 

Earning Sustainability at Work's Gold Certification is an honor, and Sussman Shank looks forward to its continued and improved initiatives toward sustainability.   

Sussman Shank LLP Client Spotlight: BeeHive Station

At Sussman Shank LLP we are proud to spotlight our latest client, BeeHive Station.  There is a lot of buzz surrounding this food pod in South Salem, which is the city's first of its kind.  While the food cart culture has sustained in Portland, this is a new concept for Salem. Putting together this centralized area (referred to as a pod) allows for variety that the community was seeking in one location. 

BeeHive Station officially opened on June 3rd, and successfully introduced the food pod experience to its community as well as to passersby taking the local exit off of I-5 North or South.  Beehive is home to several food carts and mobile kitchens including Bobablastic, Dalia's Taqueria, Kye's Cuisine, Chavelo's Ceviche, Cindy Lou's Smoked Meats and BBQ, and most recently, Gyrolicious. BeeHive was recently featured in theStatesman Journal(link below) touting that "Some Salem vendors have tripled or quadrupled business since moving to Beehive Station."     

Sussman Shank attorney, Amy Geerhart, explains that "working with Kelly and BeeHive Station is a very rewarding experience.  We are always happy to help small business owners pursue their passions."  Amy and other lawyers at Sussman Shank have worked with BeeHive Station on startup services, leases, and employment.  We look forward to the continued growth and success of Salem's first food pod at BeeHive Station. 

About Beehive Station
The owners of Beehive Station have lived their entire lives in South Salem and have watched the area grow and develop.  This is a family and dog-friendly food pod with free onsite parking and bike parking, and many mobile food trucks for any craving. The goal of BeeHive Station is to have a talented variety of food professionals "who will come collectively together to produce a cornerstone that will satisfy your taste for street food cuisine."   www.beehivestationfoodcarts.com

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