Will graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he was Executive Editor of the Oregon Law Review. During law school, Will was a fellow in the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics and received the Governor Paul Patterson Memorial Fellowship for his commitment to civic involvement. Additionally, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael J. McShane, United States District Judge for the District of Oregon, and also as a law clerk in the Civil Litigation Section of the Oregon Department of Justice's Trial Division.
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Will enjoys running in Forest Park; exploring Portland’s craft breweries; and experiencing new places, cultures, and foods.
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Complex Commercial Litigation
Secured complete summary judgment and attorney fees for public utility company in contract dispute arising from the financial collapse of a European energy conglomerate, who assisted with the construction of a nearly $400 million power plant.
Obtained favorable settlement defending director, founder, and former Chief Executive Officer of Fortune 500 company against consolidated derivative suits alleging breach of fiduciary duties, waste of corporate assets, and unjust enrichment.
Ongoing representation of national company in consumer protection matter, including claims under the Oregon Unfair Trade Practices Act.
Represented homeowner in breach of contract and unfair trade practices lawsuit against contractor, securing full damages and attorney fees.
Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
Ongoing representation of individual in state law battery claim against the City of Portland arising from the Portland Police Bureau's unreasonable use of force in connection with political protests.
Ongoing representation of individual in age discrimination claim against Fortune 100 company under the Oregon Public Accommodations Act.
Community Involvement & Activities
Blanchet House Young Professionals Board
Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section CLE Committee
Federal Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
Will Gent Appointed to MBA Committee
Publications & Presentations
"Tilting at Windmills: National Security, Foreign Investment, and Executive Authority in Light of Ralls Corp. v. CFIUS," Oregon Law Review, 2016