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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2377

Iván Resendiz Gutierrez


Iván is an associate in the firm’s employment law and labor relations and education practice teams. He advises and represents public and private employers, school districts, and higher education institutions on a wide range of employment issues and litigation, including appeals, employment discrimination, disability discrimination and accommodation, harassment, wrongful termination (as well as other tort claims), and workplace investigations. Iván has also defended employers in connection with charges filed with the Bureau of Labor and Industries and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Outside the employment arena, Iván has significant experience in business litigation, including representing local and national clients with corporate governance and shareholder disputes, ERISA litigation, and securities litigation. He has represented clients before state and federal courts through all stages of litigation, including depositions, oral argument, mediation, trial, and appeal.

Iván’s diverse experiences before joining the firm allow him to understand the big picture and seek creative solutions to challenging issues. Following graduation, Iván served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lynn R. Nakamoto at the Oregon Supreme Court and at the Oregon Court of Appeals, where he gained broad knowledge of Oregon law by researching, writing and editing opinions, and recommending action on petitions for review.

Iván is a regular speaker and author on litigation and diversity matters, and has been recognized by national and state organizations, including Oregon Super Lawyers magazine's Rising Stars list. In 2019, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) selected Iván as a recipient of its prestigious "Top Lawyers Under 40" Award, and in 2017, Iván received the Oregon State Bar President's Diversity & Inclusion Award.

Iván is also actively engaged with the broader community. Iván is a past president of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association and current board member of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association. Iván also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Appellate Practice Section and as a board member of Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center.

Iván has also provided pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence, civil rights and advocacy groups, and Oregon nonprofits, among others, including representation before the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Tax Court.

Representative Experience

Iván is an up-and-coming appellate practitioner in Oregon and federal courts. His experience includes appellate motions, amicus and merits briefing, and oral argument, and petitions for writ of mandamus and petitions for review to the Oregon Supreme Court. Iván is a member of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's appellate specialty team.
  • Bentley v. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, 297 Or App 609 (2019)
    Secured reversal of a trial court decision denying an Oregonian's petition for the relief from the prohibition of possessing or receiving a firearm. This was a pro bono matter taken through the Oregon Appellate Pro Bono Program.
  • Bighorn Logging Corp. v. Truck Ins. Exchange, 295 Or App 819 (2019)
    Assisted with briefing and oral argument preparation on a major insurance coverage dispute.
Defended various employers (including education service districts) in connection with charges filed with the Bureau of Labor and Industries and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Researched and contributed to briefing on a class-action challenge to the constitutionality of Executive Order 13769, relating to the immigration and travel ban of individuals from predominantly Muslim countries to the United States. This was a pro-bono matter.
Successfully resolved claims against nonprofit board members accused of defamation, misappropriation of funds, and improper removal of board member.
Successfully defended public university at the district court level and on appeal regarding claims for Title VI discrimination and Section 1983 due process violations brought by former undergraduate student.