Iván Resendiz Gutierrez and Anthony Hunt have been selected to participate in the 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows and Pathfinder programs, respectively.
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have pledged themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. The LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder programs were created in 2011 and 2009, respectively, to fill gaps in learning and support for early- and mid-career attorneys, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, who have shown promising leadership potential.
Iván, a partner on the firm’s appellate, employment, and litigation practice teams, will join the LCLD Fellows program. The Fellows program connects diverse, mid-career, high-potential attorneys with LCLD members, providing a year-long professional development program focused on leadership and relationship building.
Anthony, an employee benefits associate, joins the LCLD Pathfinder program. The Pathfinder program, directed at high-potential, early-career attorneys, provides opportunities for participants to learn from top leaders in the legal profession as well as experts in the fields of learning and development and executive coaching.
“By joining the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2024 Fellows and Pathfinder programs, Iván and Anthony continue to make a positive impact in the legal community,” says Brie Coyle Jones, Miller Nash’s chief diversity officer. “Their decision to participate reflects a shared commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. We applaud their initiative and believe that their contributions will play a vital role in shaping a more diverse and inclusive landscape both at Miller Nash LLP and within the legal community at large."
Both Iván and Anthony have been instrumental in DE&I initiatives within Miller Nash and the community at large. Iván has been a member of the firm’s DE&I Committee since 2016. Anthony is the leader of the Kiki Affinity Group, an affinity group for LGBTQIA+ attorneys and staff at Miller Nash.
About Iván Resendiz Gutierrez
Iván is a litigation attorney serving the appellate, employment, and litigation needs of public and private clients, with an emphasis on supporting K-12 and higher education institutions, energy companies, and online marketplaces (or e-commerce companies).
The son of Mexican immigrants and proud brother to two members of the United States Armed Forces, Iván is active in the Oregon community. He currently serves in multiple leadership roles, including as cochair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association, cochair of the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives for the District of Oregon, president of the Legal Aid Services of Oregon Board of Directors, and as an Oregon Diversity Legal Job Fair Steering Committee member. He has been recognized by national, state, and local organizations for his commitment to pro bono work, volunteerism, and pushing the legal profession forward.
Iván enjoys mentoring new lawyers and law students and routinely participates in programs aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Oregon legal community.
A proud “Double Duck,” Iván received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon before earning his law degree at the University of Oregon School of Law.
About Anthony Hunt
Anthony focuses his practice on employee benefits law, specializing in qualified retirement plans, 403(b) and 457(b) plans, and health and welfare plans. He has experience advising public and private employers of all sizes on plan design, administration, and compliance. Anthony also has experience resolving complex employee benefits issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and various other business transactions.
Anthony provides pro bono legal services to transgender Oregonians to obtain legal name and gender marker changes and cofounded the Miller Nash Name & Gender Marker Change pro bono clinic. He is currently president of the Eugene Opera Board of Directors and the Eugene Springfield Tax Association Board of Directors.
Anthony received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Dakota before earning his law degree at the University of Oregon School of Law.