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Pacific Northwest law firm Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP welcomes seven exceptional associates to the firm. In the Portland office, Craig Chamberlain joins the firm's growing business team, while Sanja Muranovic, Nicholas Pyle and Iván Resendiz Gutierrez join the firm’s deep litigation team. In the Seattle office, Kalin Bornemann joins the business team, George Kaai joins the real estate and land use team and Katie Loberstein joins the litigation team. The wide-ranging group includes three first-year fall associates, a fourth-year associate from Baker & Hostetler in Texas, a recent judicial clerk for an Oregon Supreme Court Justice, a third-year associate from Harlowe & Falk in Tacoma, and a sixth-year associate from Quinn Emanuel in Los Angeles.

“We are so pleased to have these seven associates join the firm in our Portland and Seattle offices,” said Kieran Curley, managing partner of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP. “This talented, bright and diverse group of lawyers brings a broad range of background and experience that will enhance our practice teams.”

Craig Chamberlain
Chamberlain joins the business team. He recently earned his law degree at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he received a certification in intellectual property law and served as a teaching fellow in legal analysis and writing. Chamberlain was also an editor for the Lewis & Clark Law Review. While attending law school, Chamberlain served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael H. Simon for the United States District Court and participated in Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's summer associate program. Chamberlain received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. After college, he served for a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer and joined the staff of a residential-treatment community to provide counseling and life-skills support to individuals living with mental illness.

Sanja Muranovic
Muranovic joins the firm’s litigation team. Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Muranovic was an associate with Baker & Hostetler, LLP in Houston, Texas. Muranovic focused her practice on commercial litigation, primarily in contracts and business disputes. She earned her law degree at the University of Texas School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Texas Environmental Law Journal and a member of the Board of Advocates. She graduated in 2012. Muranovic earned her undergraduate degree from Boston University. While earning her degree, she studied for a year at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France. She is a conversational speaker in French and enjoys hiking, reading and traveling. Muranovic is licensed in the state of Texas and will take the Oregon bar exam in February.

Nicholas Pyle
Pyle joins the firm’s litigation team. Prior to joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Pyle was an associate of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Los Angeles, California, where he focused his litigation practice in business torts, antitrust, product liability, insurance and professional malpractice. Pyle earned his law degree in 2010 at UCLA Law School. While attending law school, he served as a member of the article selections committee for the UCLA Law Review and was captain of the soccer team. Pyle earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, where he was elected vice president and team co-captain in the mock trial program. Pyle also served as a defense advocate for students facing suspension or expulsion by the Honor Committee. Pyle enjoys hiking, traveling, fly-fishing, soccer and watching the Oregon Ducks football team.

Iván Resendiz Gutierrez
Resendiz Gutierrez joins the firm’s litigation team. He recently earned his law degree, with honors, at the University of Oregon Law School, where he was a staff editor of the Oregon Law Review and president of the Latino/a Law Student Association. After law school, Resendiz Gutierrez served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Lynn R. Nakamoto for the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. Resendiz Gutierrez earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon, also with honors. Resendiz Gutierrez is currently a board member of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association and the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association. He also serves as a mentor at Willamette University College of Law. In his free time, he enjoys training for and running marathons, fishing and salsa dancing. Resendiz Guitierrez speaks fluent Spanish and basic French and Arabic.

Kalin Bornemann
Bornemann joins the firm's business team. He largely focuses his practice on advising businesses with regard to operations, formation and significant transactions, along with drafting and reviewing the complex documents that accompany those matters. Before joining the firm, Bornemann practiced at Harlowe & Falk LLP in Tacoma, Washington. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, at the Gonzaga University School of Law, where he served as associate editor for the Gonzaga University Law Review and the Gonzaga Journal of International Law. While in law school he worked for a large law firm, served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Laurel Siddoway at the Washington Court of Appeals and dedicated his extra time to the nonprofit Unemployment Law Project. Bornemann earned his undergraduate degree in business administration at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

George Kaai
Kaai joins the firm's real estate team. He recently earned his law degree, summa cum laude, at Seattle University School of Law. Before joining the firm, Kaai was a summer associate for Miller Nash Graham & Dunn and served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Debra L. Stephens, Washington State Supreme Court. Kaai earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in history at the University of Puget Sound.

Katie Loberstein
Loberstein joins the litigation team. She recently earned her law degree, cum laude, at Seattle University, where, as a law student in the University's Civil Rights and Amicus Clinic, she had the rare opportunity to argue a case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her argument before the court resulted in the three-judge panel reversing a ruling against her client and remanding the case. Loberstein also served as executive editor of the Seattle University Law Review. Additionally, Loberstein served as a legal extern for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and, before attending law school, she worked for the King County Superior Court as a lead court operations specialist and administration specialist. Loberstein earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in political science at the University of Washington.