Meet the women at McDonald Carano who are making a difference for our firm, our clients and our communities.

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March, but all year long McDonald Carano honors the women who lead our practices, provide excellent service to our clients, and assure the professional operation of our firm. We would not be the firm we are today without their expertise, dedication and inspiration. 

We are grateful for their roles in our success and are fortunate and proud that they are part of the McDonald Carano family.

We invite you to learn more by clicking
on each name below to visit their website bio page.

  • Sallie Armstrong, Partner − Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring; Commercial & Complex Litigation
  • Kelci Binau, Associate − Business Entities & Transactions; Gaming & Administrative Law; Real Estate; Trust & Estates
  • Shannon Carr − Director of Business Continuity and Las Vegas Office Administrator
  • Michelle Cook – Paralegal
  • Zoe DeVolld – Controller
  • Ashley Edmonds – Paralegal
  • Sarah Ferguson, Associate − Commercial & Complex Litigation; Natural Resources Law; Employment & Labor Law
  • Susan Fisher, Senior Vice President − Government Affairs & Advocacy
  • Kristen Gallagher, Partner – Employment & Labor Law (Chair); Commercial & Complex Litigation
  • Leigh Goddard, Partner – Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation (Chair); Commercial & Complex Litigation; Employment & Labor Law
  • Sylvia Harrison, Senior Counsel – Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Law
  • Tonet Hernandez – Paralegal
  • Courtney Howard – Paralegal
  • Lindsay Knox, Vice President – Government Affairs & Advocacy
  • Chelsea Latino, Associate − Commercial & Complex Litigation; Appellate; Employment & Labor Law
  • Pat Lundvall, Partner − Commercial & Complex Litigation (Co-Chair); Appellate
  • Lauren Parobek Warden, Policy Analyst − Government Affairs & Advocacy
  • Emily Dubansky, Associate – Commercial & Complex Litigation
  • Amanda Perach, Partner − Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring; Commercial & Complex Litigation
  • Diana Borova − Chief Administrative Officer
  • Karen Surowiec – Paralegal
  • Jane Susskind, Associate – Commercial & Complex Litigation; Appellate
  • Tara Teegarden, Associate – Commercial & Complex Litigation
  • Kelly Tobler – Paralegal
  • Jessica Tonelli – Paralegal
  • Kelli Vandenberg – Director of Human Resources and Reno Office Administrator
  • Mackenzie Warren, Vice President and Attorney − Government Affairs & Advocacy
  • Diane Welch, Of Counsel – Employment & Labor Law 
  • Lisa Wiltshire Alstead, Partner − Commercial & Complex Litigation; Employment & Labor Law; Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring
  • Amanda Yen, Partner − Commercial & Complex Litigation; Appellate

About McDonald Carano

McDonald Carano has been shaping Nevada’s legal, business, and policy landscape since our founding in 1949. With more than 60 lawyers and government affairs professionals working from offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City, we are Nevada’s law firm for business. Our local, national and global clients include Fortune 500 corporations, fast-growth and mid-market companies, entrepreneurs and startups, non-profit organizations, government entities, and high-net-worth individuals. Our attorneys deliver cross-discipline, one-stop, commercial law and government affairs counsel. Our dedication to clients, innovative thinking and practical solutions based in sound business and legal judgments are at the heart of our practice. For more information, please visit mcdonaldcarano.com or send an email to info@mcdonaldcarano.com.

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