Born: April 11, 1979
Firm/Company: K&L Gates, Newark
Law School: Boston Univ. School of Law, J.D., 2004
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.A., liberal studies, 2001
Clerkships: Hon. Erminie L. Conley, P.J.A.D., 2004-05
Career: Current firm, counsel, 2008-present; McCarter & English, associate, 2005-06, 2007-08; Thacher, Proffitt & Wood, associate, 2006-2007
Profile: Tor is currently a lead defense attorney for one of the largest privately held real estate development companies in the Northeast. She represents the company in suits based on alleged construction defects in the client’s condominium developments and has obtained favorable decisions. She also represents one of the largest home builders in the country in construction defect actions. She has coordinated the prosecution of over 70 arbitrations and handled about a dozen on her own, and has successfully recovered $7 million for her client. She also represents clients in complex class-action litigations, including a leading composite decking manufacturer and a global pharmaceutical drug company. At K&L Gates, Tor has also served as a mentor to junior associates and acted as an associate liaison for the Newark office. She also has spoken at a number of events, including “Timing Issues: Statue of Limitations” at Construction Law in 2014 and “How to Market Green Buildings and Materials” at the 2010 International Builders’ Show, and has written numerous articles, including “Avoiding Double Damages and Attorney Fees under PREDFDA” in the New Jersey Law Journal, and “The Many Perils of Going Green” in Construction Law. Tor has also done extensive pro-bono work, including working with “Kids In Need of Defense” as part of a partnership with K&L Gates where she worked with a Guatemalan teenager to help her secure legal residency status that permitted her to remain in the United States legally.