Lorien Giles joined the firm in October 2021 as an associate in the litigation department. He assists clients in all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation strategy, discovery, depositions, and decisive motions practice. He has worked with individual and executive clients as well as businesses from diverse industries, including consumer products, healthcare, entertainment, professional services, technology, and cannabis.
Before joining Miller Nash, Lorien was an associate at a litigation boutique firm in Los Angeles, California where he worked on complex commercial disputes, such as corporate buyout disputes, fraudulent claims act and qui tam actions, film production disputes, in-house counsel malpractice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau disputes, and numerous high profile individual civil actions.
While at UCLA, he worked as a research assistant focusing on amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, engaged in mock-trial competitions, and worked as a law clerk in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Recent Matters Plus
Defended national retail chain against claims of professional misconduct from district court through the appellate process.
Prevailed in defending transportation company against claims of fraudulent activity.
Investigated large company for fraud during a multi-million dollar buyout dispute.
Mediated resolution of corporate buyout dispute.
Advised on breach of contract claims against major movie studio.
- Law Clerk, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles, CA, 2016
Insights from Lorien
- “Clean Water Act Lawsuits and Emerging Contaminants,” Northwest Environmental Business Council, Managing Stormwater in Washington Conference, panelist (March 2023)
Outside the Office
Lorien enjoys hiking, cycling, cooking, and tinkering with computers.