Professional Services

TASTE, United for Equity

The idea was simple, but unprecedented: to create an event that celebrated deep equity work happening all over the Portland-metro region. An event that is future focused, inspiring, and fun.

Employment Practices Liability Seminar - Anatomy of a Claim

What happens when your business is sued for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, and other types of wrongful employment acts?  How does insurance respond and what typically happens from a legal perspective? Ward Insurance invites you to an informative seminar to discuss Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) and provide a step by step walkthrough of how these types of claims move through our legal system.


Tuesday June 4, 2019
8:30am Check In
9:00-10:00am Presentation
Hotel Lucia – Pettygrove Room
400 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

To Register click here - or RSVP to Julie Douglas at (503) 954-1360 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 28, 2019

  • After completing this course, participants will:
    Have a clear understanding of federal and state employment law
    Receive a behind the scenes look at how claims move through our legal environment
    Understand EPL insurance and what constitutes an EPL claim
    Be aware of best practices that can help reduce your risk

Speakers:
Haley Morrison
Partner, Labor and Employment Practice Group – Tonkon Torp, LP
Haley Morrison is a partner with Tonkon Torp in their Labor and Employment Practice Group here in Portland providing counsel to employers on a wide variety of matters including discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wage and hour cases.  She has conducted comprehensive employment practice diagnostics for national and global companies as well as developed an expertise in workforce exempt classification reviews. Prior to joining Tonkon, Haley was an associate in the San Diego office of the multinational law firm Paul Hastings LLP from 2008 to 20015.  Haley is an alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law (magna cum laude), Colorado College and our very own Lincoln High School.   She has received numerous accolades for her work as an attorney including most recently being named as an Oregon Rising Star Super Lawyers (2016 to 2018) and America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in 2018.

Anne Hasenstab
Executive Risk Practice Leader – Ward Insurance
Anne recently joined Ward Insurance in 2019 and has spent the last 18 years of her career specializing in Executive Risk/Management Liability insurance.  Anne began her career as an Executive Risk Underwriter for Chubb in Chicago, IL working with Fortune 500 clients.  She later worked as a Client Advisor for a large brokerage firm specializing in employment practices liability.  Most recently Anne held underwriting management roles at both Travelers and Chubb in the Pacific Northwest.  Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Celebrating Herb Day – CBD’s Treatments for Humans &Dogs

The American College of Healthcare Sciences will celebrate Herb Day, Saturday, May 4, at the college campus located at 5005 SW Macadam Ave., between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  The public is invited to learn what local experts have to say about CBD and essential oils for both humans and dogs.  At this year’s Herb Day Celebration, we delve into the methods and mechanism of how non-psychoactive CBD is used in treatment of many conditions in pets and humans. We’re excited to invite you to our 2019 Herb Day Celebration.

The morning will kick off with a light breakfast and hands on demonstration with the help of Griffy a rescue dog from China. Our key note expert and local naturopathic doctor, Kris Ritchey, will share case examples and successful uses of CBDs in treating her patients. The morning will wrap up with renowned international aromatherapy expert Dorene Petersen, ACHS’s founding president. She will demonstrate how to make pain relieving salves and creams using CBD and essential oil blends. For more information and to register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/achs-herb-day-celebration-tickets-59787750772

Herb Day is an international celebration of herbs and herbal products that are packed with events aimed at educating and sharing ideas about the many ways herbs bring joy and well-being into our daily lives. It’s a celebration of herbs used in food, beverages, medicine, beauty products, and crafts, along with the art of growing and gardening with herbs.

Herb Day is a grassroots movement and its events belong to everyone who chooses to participate. Although May 4th will be the focal point of our celebration, we encourage you to commemorate Herb Day any time, any day, any time of year! Get more info by visiting herbday.org

About American College of Healthcare Sciences - Founded in 1978, ACHS.edu is a Portland, Ore.-based, accredited college offering online, on-campus, and study abroad integrative health education. With undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and continuing education units in integrative health, ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness. ACHS is a Certified B Corporation® and was named two of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2017 by Oregon Business magazine. ACHS is also accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Visit achs.edu.

Geffen Mesher Participates In Thought Leader Forum

Raymond Cheung, an Audit Shareholder at Geffen Mesher and the leader of the firm’s M&A Transaction Advisory team, recently participated in a Thought Leader Forum hosted by the Portland Business Journal. The topic of discussion was the world of mergers and acquisitions and the challenges, best practices, and players associated it.

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