Setting Boundaries &
Featuring: Julie Preciado, Iván Resendiz Gutierrez, Ron Cheng, and Samantha Radcliffe
Wednesday, October 27, 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.
| Julie Preciado is an employment lawyer. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Portland State University, and received her J.D., cum laude, from Willamette University College of Law, where she served as Willamette’s Liaison to the American Bar Association and as President of the Multicultural Law Student Association.
Julie previously externed for Chief Justice Walters of the Oregon Supreme Court, the Honorable Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta, and also served as a law clerk with the United States Attorney’s Office. Actively involved in the community, Julie serves as a board member of Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation and the American Contractors Association, as Chair of the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation’s Grants Committee, and as a member of Oregon Women Lawyers. She is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, where she previously served as the Regional Student Representative for Region XVI. Before her legal career, Julie provided Spanish language interpretation and translation services for Language Services NW.
|Iván Resendiz Gutierrez is a litigation and appellate attorney on Miller Nash LLP’s appellate, education, and employment and labor relations practice teams. Iván advises employers, including higher education institutions, on knotty employment-related issues including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) issues, including vaccine and face covering laws and regulations and unemployment insurance benefits, and wage and hour compliance, and on preparing employment documents such as employment agreements, handbooks, and other workplace policies. Iván also regularly helps higher education institutions navigate the federal and state antitrust laws and works with them to establish safeguards to minimize the 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.
|Ron K. Cheng serves as Of Counsel at Kaplan Law LLC where he practices personal injury law. He specializes in cases involving catastrophic injuries, motorcycle crashes, and dram shop liability. Ron has taken several cases to verdict and appeal and has been recognized by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star since 2017. In 2016, Lewis & Clark presented Ron with the Community Spirit Award and Outstanding Mentor of the year for his volunteer services. Ron is currently serving on OTLA’s Board of Governors and is a member of the State Bar’s House of Delegates. After realizing that all his activities were law related, Ron dedicated himself to learning two new skills a year to balance out his professional responsibilities. Since then, he’s picked up boxing, fencing, electric guitar, motorcycling, golf, and has even flown a plane. His skill in these hobbies have reaffirmed that he should not quit his job as a lawyer anytime soon.
|Samantha Radcliff is the senior immigration attorney at Metropolitan Public Defender, where she focuses her practice on removal defense for low-income clients. Prior to this, Samantha worked at Game Immigration, the Oregon Law Center, and clerked for Judge Robert D. Herndon in Clackamas County Circuit Court. She is also a board member of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association, serves as the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association Oregon Chapter’s NW Conference Committee Liaison, the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Judicial Candidate Vetting Committee, and regularly volunteers for the Diversity and Inclusion section of the Oregon State Bar.
|Kirsten Rush is an assistant city attorney at the City of Beaverton where she practices labor & employment law. Prior to working in the public sector, she worked in private practice representing employees in state and federal matters involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, and claims for unpaid wages. Since 2014, Kirsten has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Oregon’s Super Lawyers and was named a Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” in 2021. Kirsten is the president of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors. She previously served as Treasurer and Secretary. A graduate of Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Kirsten taught 8th grade science in South Los Angeles for three years as a member of Teach for America. Kirsten earned her law degree from Lewis & Clark in 2012. During law school, Kirsten worked for two years as a law clerk for the Washington County District Attorney’s Office. Kirsten also received awards for pro bono service in 2010 and 2011 for volunteering with the Washington County Family Law Facilitator, assisting unrepresented parties with filing domestic relations cases and restraining orders. Outside the office, Kirsten enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter.