Sussman Shank Attorney Kristen Hilton Joins Oregon Coast Aquarium Board

Kristen Hilton, Attorney at Sussman Shank

The Oregon Coast Aquarium welcomes attorney Kristen Hilton to its Board of Directors.

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 “Kristen’s experience as a lawyer and professional, along with her enthusiasm and commitment to the organization, are a tremendous asset to the board,” said Carrie Lewis, President and CEO of the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Kristen is a member of the firm’s litigation department where she focuses her practice on complex civil litigation matters in state and federal court, including contract disputes, false advertising and unfair competition cases, partnership disputes, and business torts.  She represents businesses and employers from a variety of industries, including real estate, technology, insurance, health care, and construction, and in all stages of litigation from pleading to trial to appellate matters. As a member of the firm’s Employment Group, Kristen also counsels clients on best practices to minimize future risk.

About the three-year appointment, Kristen said, “I am honored to be a part of such an important Oregon non-profit organization, and I look forward to supporting the Aquarium’s mission and vision to create unique,engaging, and educational experiences that connect us all to the Oregon Coast and inspire ocean conservation.”
Kristen earned her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, cum laude.

About the Oregon Coast Aquarium
The Oregon Coast Aquarium creates unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon Coast and inspire ocean conservation. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution,this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S.  Additionally, the Oregon Coast Aquarium ranked number 9 out of 100 “Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon,” by Oregon Business Magazine and won the 2016 Max Award for Print Advertising, presented by the American Marketing Association of Portland.
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.  While we are based in the Pacific Northwest, we frequently represent clients in court proceedings and business transactions throughout the country.  In 2016, Oregon Business Magazine named Sussman Shank as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for” and one of the “100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon.”