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Cody J. Elliott

Associate General Counsel
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Cody J. Elliott
Cody J. Elliott

About Cody

Cody’s former practice as a partner in the firm’s Employment Law & Labor Relations team included assisting public and private employers with a wide variety of employment and construction disputes in arbitrations, mediations, administrative proceedings, and in state and federal court. As associate general counsel, Cody works with the firm’s leadership to develop sound risk management policies and practices and uses the skills that he developed in his practice to provide legal ethics and risk management guidance to the firm. He has been in the service industry for more than 20 years: before joining Miller Nash in 2008, he spent nearly eight years as a restaurant manager.


  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, magna cum laude, 2008
    • Articles Editor, Lewis & Clark Law Review
    • Outstanding Appellate Brief and Outstanding Oral Advocate, First-Year Appellate Advocacy
    • Teaching Assistant, Legal Analysis and Writing
    • Member, Cornelius Honor Society
  • B.F.A., Boston University, magna cum laude, theatre studies, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2009


Professional Plus
  • Multnomah Bar Association
    • CLE Committee, member, 2016-2019
      • past chair, 2018-2019
    • Membership Committee, member, 2010-2013
      • past chair
  • Oregon State Bar, member
    • Quality of Life Committee, member, 2013-2015
  • Federal Bar Association, member
Civic Plus
  • Harpole Memorial Legacy Scholarship Committee, Lewis & Clark Law School, member
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic Taste For Justice
    • Planning Committee
  • Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington, Ambassador Board, 2015-2018
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk Team Captain, 2014-present


• Selected for inclusion as an Oregon Super Lawyers—Rising Star, 2012-2019

Insights from Cody

  • “No Major Renovations: 2020 Oregon Employment Law Update,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Dec. 2020)
  • “Icebergs Lurking Below the Surface: Best Practices for Conducting Unsinkable Workplace Investigations,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Oct. 2019)
  • “Hot Topics and Best Practices for the Shifting Landscape of Employment Law,” Associated General Contractors, AGC Summer Convention (Aug. 2019)
  • “The Game is Afoot: Local, State, Federal, Union Update, Including the Equal Pay Act and Compliance,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Nov. 2018)
  • “Employment and Labor Law Update: Top 7¾ Developments in 2017 (and the First Two Months of 2018),” Oregon State Bar, Government Law: Of the People, By the People CLE Seminar (Feb. 2018)
  • “It’s a Wild Ride on This Roller Coaster: Local, State, Federal, and Labor Law Updates,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Nov. 2017)
  • “Evil Spells and Fairy Tales: State, Federal, and Union Updates for 2016,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Nov. 2016)
  • “Working with Law Enforcement,” National School Boards Association, School Law Practice Seminar (Oct. 2016)
  • “Theories of Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation,” Willamette Valley Higher Education Consortium, Management Development Seminar (Dec. 2015)
  • “Oregon and Federal Disability Laws,” Oregon State Bar Labor & Employment Section, Labor and Employment Law Boot Camp (Nov. 2015)
  • “Another Dimension of Sight, Sound, and Mind: The Bermuda Triangle of Family Leave, Reasonable Accommodations, and Workers’ Compensation,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Oct. 2015)
  • “Real Estate Foreclosures in a Commercial Context,” Oregon Paralegal Association Debtor/Creditor Specialty Group, Quarterly Meeting (Oct. 2012)

Outside the Office

Cody enjoys trying new restaurants, collecting wine (particularly Walla Walla syrahs), crushing escape rooms and pub trivia with his wife, and playing Magic: the Gathering and watching movies with his kids. He is an avid supporter of Tottenham Hostpur F.C. and the Denver Broncos. He also enjoys powerlifting and has a barbell squat PR of 3x1 at 395.

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