Bruce Berning is a partner with the Portland, Oregon law firm Tonkon Torp LLP.  Bruce has had a broad and varied business law practice at Tonkon Torp for more than 30 years.  Bruce has been the Legal Counsel for Banfield Pet Hospital since the inception of that business in 1994.  Before joining Tonkon Torp in 1979, Bruce served as law clerk for the Honorable George M. Joseph, Oregon Court of Appeals.  Bruce is a 1977 graduate of Harvard Law School.