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The Sustainable Law Firm

May 02, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1300 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400
Portland, OR 97201
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The OSB Sustainable Future Section seeks to encourage and facilitate law offices to adopt sustainable practices.  Their Partners in Sustainability Program provides recognition for Oregon law offices that adopt certain practices to reduce the energy, resources, and toxic chemicals required to operate the office. Offices that satisfy the criteria set forth are publicly recognized. 

Our speakers are Alex Tkacz and Diane Henkels. Diane is a founding member of the OSB Sustainable Future Section Executive Committee and Alex is a current member.  They will tell us about the Partners in Sustainability Program, what easy things our firms can do to be more sustainable, and talk about current trends in sustainable practices.


Alex Tkacz is an in-house lawyer based in Portland with more than 5 years of experience advising business clients on contract drafting and negotiation, corporate governance, employment law, litigation management, and policy analysis. Alex has provided legal expertise to clients within the information technology, medical device, and energy services industry. Alex volunteers his time with the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section. He has held various possessions on the Sustainable Future Section's Executive Committee and currently is the Chair of the Awards Committee. In his free time Alex can be found climbing and skiing on Mt Hood, mountain biking the local trails, or hiking along the coast with his wife and dog.

Diane Henkels is an attorney based in Portland and Newport. Diane advises and represents individuals & entities on legal issue involving business and public contracting, tribal and Indian law, and energy and utility law. Diane is the owner of Henkels Law LLC, which is an Oregon certified Woman-owned business and Emerging Business Enterprise. Diane is also the lead attorney representing Small Business Advocates in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. She also has a long association with the Development and Environmental Law Center in Madagascar. Diane has held numerous positions with the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section Executive Committee over the years. In her time, Diane enjoys sailing, bike commuting, and family time.

Lunch will be provided.


$40.00 Guest Registration

$0.00 Member Registration

$0.00 Business Partners and Speakers Registration