Miller Nash welcomes Liani Reeves as partner to the firm’s rapidly expanding employment and litigation teams. Liani has extensive litigation experience, having taken numerous cases to a jury trial verdict, through arbitration, or to find a negotiated resolution. Throughout her career of over 20 years, Liani has worked in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors as both in-house general counsel and as outside counsel. She has represented hundreds of clients ranging from start-up businesses to the Governor of Oregon.
Liani is often hired as an external investigator to conduct investigations into sensitive and high-profile matters, including sexual misconduct, ethics violations, harassment and discrimination, and investigations under Title IX. She also provides advice and extensive training to employers on how to comply with their legal responsibilities and works with employers on how to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion values in the workplace.
Liani was recently honored with the 2023 Award of Merit presented by the Oregon State Bar. The Award of Merit is the highest honor the Bar can bestow. Lawyers who receive the award have made outstanding contributions to the bench, the bar, and the community-at-large, and exhibit the highest standards of professionalism.
About Liani Reeves
Prior to joining Miller Nash, Liani was partner and president at an employment, labor, and employee benefits firm in the Pacific Northwest. She also served as the former general counsel to the Oregon Office of the Governor where she advised on a wide range of legal issues. Prior to working for the Governor, she spent almost a decade as an assistant attorney general and deputy chief trial counsel for the Oregon Department of Justice Trial Division, primarily handling employment matters. Liani devotes significant time to issues involving women and minorities by actively engaging in organizations and associations throughout the community. She is a board member of The Immigrant Story, past president of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and past cochair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association. Liani also served as the president of the Oregon State Bar, the first Asian American and first women of color to hold that position. She received her B.A from Willamette University before earning her J.D. at Willamette University College of Law.