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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2416

Ian M. Christy


Ian Christy focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, cross-border disputes, and maritime litigation. He has over ten years of experience representing clients in state and federal courts across the country, in arbitration proceedings, and in investigations conducted by the Securities & Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. Ian is a trusted adviser to firms and individuals in claims related to broker-dealer disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, securities fraud, and class-action lawsuits. Ian also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients through a partnership with Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Ian spent over five years as a litigation associate in the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, working on a range of civil litigation, regulatory, and white-collar criminal defense matters.

Representative Experience

Represented 70 investors who collectively lost nearly $100 million in the Aequitas Ponzi scheme. Obtained favorable settlements with third-party professionals in state court litigation and private arbitration.
Represented company and directors in shareholder class action arising out of merger.
Represented defendant Lime Wire and its founder in the damages phase of a multibillion-dollar trial against the major record companies for inducing copyright infringement.
Drafted amicus brief for the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association.
  • Represented investment advisory firm and broker in defending claims in FINRA arbitration involving variable annuities. Secured favorable settlement on the eve of arbitration hearing.

  • Defended investment advisor in FINRA arbitration proceedings arising from sale of tenant-in-common investments.