Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Names Six New Partners in 2021

01.25.21

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP promoted six attorneys based in the firm’s Seattle and Vancouver offices to partner for 2021: Kalin Bornemann, Brie Coyle Jones, Andy Murphy, Jesús Miguel Palomares, Rick Lentini and Amy Robinson.

“Our firm has been made even stronger with the promotion of this talented group of attorneys to partner,” said Kieran Curley, firmwide managing partner. “Our future is even brighter with the addition of this dedicated group of attorneys who regularly demonstrate an unwavering commitment to our clients, our community and the industries we serve.”

Seattle Office

Kalin Bornemann advises banks, credit unions and other financial institutions of all sizes throughout the western United States. He also assists our clients on federal and state banking matters, including regulatory compliance, operations, vendor contracts, corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions.

Brie Coyle Jones is co-leader of the tribal team, providing counsel to various tribes and tribal enterprises on gaming, tax, liquor, cannabis, real property, construction and other economic development matters. She also assists financial institutions in tribal-related financing projects for infrastructure improvements, gaming facilities and resort properties. Brie uses her deep knowledge of federal Indian and tribal law to advise non-tribal clients in their business transactions with tribal entities.

Rick Lentini focuses his practice on employment law, including discrimination and harassment, employment policies and agreements, workplace injuries and safety. The remainder of his practice is commercial litigation, both trial and appellate, with considerable experience in auto dealer law, product liability and asbestos litigation. Rick joined the firm in February 2019 as senior counsel.

Andy Murphy is a versatile litigator whose practice focuses on disputes involving the cannabis industry and other highly regulated industries. Andy has a depth of experience in administrative litigation, particularly regulatory enforcement actions, and also represents businesses and individuals seeking relief from government entities, such as striking laws as unconstitutional and recovery of large damage awards.

Jesús Miguel Palomares is a member of the firm’s bankruptcy & creditors’ rights practice team, bringing experience, diligence and solutions to clients across the debtor-creditor landscape. Jesús advises businesses and individuals on business bankruptcy, enforcement of security interests and commercial disputes in both state and federal court.

Vancouver Office

Amy Robinson represents public and private employers in a broad range of workplace-related issues. With a prior career in human resources and almost two decades practicing law, she provides carefully tailored guidance on compliance challenges and disputes covering the entire employment life cycle, including protected leaves and workplace accommodations, wage and hour issues and discrimination and harassment prevention. Amy also performs outside and third-party investigations, and is a frequent speaker on employment law topics to HR professionals, management, and a range of trade and industry groups. Amy joined the firm in 2019.

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