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

Iván Resendiz Gutierrez

Associate
A member of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's appellate specialty team, Iván has handled high-stakes appeals in diverse subject areas, including commercial disputes, constitutional law issues, criminal justice issues, education law issues, ERISA disputes, insurance issues, tort claims, and securities claims in Oregon and federal courts. His experience includes appellate motions, merits and amicus briefing, and oral argument, as well as petitions for writ of mandamus and petitions for review to the Oregon Supreme Court.
  • C. Q. R. v. Wafula, 305 Or App 344 (2020)
    Secured affirmance of a permanent stalking protective order under Oregon’s civil stalking statute (ORS 30.866) in a case involving a respondent who initiated a series of contacts with the petitioner over several months.
  • Barr v. Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co., 788 F App’x 556 (9th Cir 2019)
    Successfully defended company at the district court level (after the successful removal from a state circuit court) and on appeal—including handling the oral argument—regarding multimillion-dollar claims for failure to remit withholdings, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and intentional interference with economic relations brought by current and former employees.
  • 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.
Successfully defended company at the district court level (after the successful removal from a state circuit court) and on appeal regarding multimillion-dollar claims for failure to remit withholdings, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and intentional interference with economic relations brought by current and former employees.
  • Represented investment advisory firm and investment adviser in defending claims in FINRA Arbitration involving global high-yield bonds, including claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, common-law fraud, statutory fraud, and violations of trade practices acts. Secured favorable arbitration award denying claimants’ claims and request for compensatory damages for more than $940,000 in their entirety.
  • Represented investment advisory firm and broker in defending claims in FINRA arbitration involving variable annuities. Secured favorable settlement on the eve of arbitration hearing.
Conducted high-profile independent investigation into allegations of discrimination against leadership of nonprofit organization.
Secured preliminary injunction and return of two domain names to company after former employee had commandeered its websites and social media accounts.
Successfully resolved a negligence claim against a school district arising from an alleged student-on-student incident.
Representing an Oregon nonprofit challenging a county assessor's denial of the nonprofit's application for property tax exemption in the Oregon Tax Court.