Tonkon Torp attorney Robert Koch has been selected to serve a three-year term as a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for the District of Oregon. Tonkon Torp nominated Koch for the position to the Honorable Michael W. Mosman, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
Lawyer Representatives are chosen by federal judges in each of the Ninth Circuit’s 15 districts. In this role, Koch will work closely with federal judges to improve the administration of justice in the Circuit. In addition, he will help plan the biennial District of Oregon Conference and will represent the District at the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.
Koch chairs the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and handles cases in state and federal courts of appeals. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, he served in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C., where he worked on both civil and criminal matters in the U.S. Supreme Court and in federal courts of appeals across the country.