Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

McDonald Carano Promotes Two to Partner

January 14, 2020–McDonald Carano is pleased to announce the promotion of attorneys Rory Kay and Amanda Perach to Partner, effective January 1, 2020.

“We congratulate Rory and Amanda as they enter their new roles as Partners with the Firm,” said George F. Ogilvie III, Managing Partner of McDonald Carano. “They have met the Firm’s high level of client service, and have made significant contributions to the Firm. We look forward to even greater contributions in the coming years.”

Rory Kay is a seasoned litigator and appellate attorney who skillfully mitigates risk for his clients. He is experienced in all aspects of commercial and complex litigation, including representing clients before the Nevada Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Rory litigates complex cases in corporate and employment law, and his business background helps him assist clients in obtaining results that make sense not only in the courtroom but also for their bottom lines. Rory’s community involvement includes extensive pro bono work through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, where he represents abused and neglected children placed in foster care. He also serves Nevada’s veterans through pro bono work with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office of Military Legal Assistance. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer and listed in Nevada Business Magazine as a “Legal Elite.” Rory received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and his B.S. and B.A. from the University of Nebraska.

Amanda Perach practices in the areas of bankruptcy and general commercial and complex litigation. Her bankruptcy practice covers a wide spectrum of debtors, creditors (including committee representation), and other parties in interest. Her extensive bankruptcy experience creates a unique opportunity to utilize this background in assisting her clients in general commercial litigation, which often touches upon bankruptcy issues. In the context of her commercial litigation work, Ms. Perach’s engagements have ranged across an array of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and finance. Over the course of her career, Ms. Perach has achieved numerous accomplishments, including the successful reorganization of a charter airline under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, arguing before the Nevada Supreme Court and obtaining an affirmance of an appeal, defending a publicly traded corporation from securities fraud claims, and obtaining the dismissal of claims asserted against her clients in federal and state courts. Ms. Perach currently serves as a lawyer representative for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

About McDonald Carano

In 2024, McDonald Carano celebrates 75 years of serving Nevada’s legal, business, government, and civic communities. More than 60 lawyers and government relations professionals serve Nevada, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy advice to startups, corporations, private companies, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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