Iván (pronounced "ee-v-AA-n") is a litigation and appellate attorney on the firm’s appellate, education, and employment and labor relations practice teams. Iván is known for handling complex cases and situations, providing practical advice, and finding creative solutions for clients from such diverse industries as education, energy, and manufacturing.
Iván advises employers, including higher education institutions, on knotty employment-related issues including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unemployment insurance benefits (including shared work benefits), and wage-and-hour compliance, and on preparing employment documents such as employment agreements, handbooks, and other workplace policies. Iván also helps higher education institutions navigate the federal and state antitrust laws and works with them to establish safeguards to minimize risk of antitrust scrutiny.
Iván also defends public and private employers on a wide range of employment and commercial matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including appeals, breaches of contract, class actions, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination (as well as other tort claims), and ERISA litigation.
Iván is a regular speaker and author on employment law, diversity, and litigation topics. He has been recognized by national, state, and local organizations, including the Hispanic National Bar Association’s “Top Lawyers Under 40” Award, Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and the Oregon State Bar President’s Diversity & Inclusion Award.
Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Iván clerked for the Honorable Lynn R. Nakamoto at the Supreme Court of Oregon and the Oregon Court of Appeals.