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

McDonald Carano Women Who are Making a Difference

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

We are grateful for their roles in our success and are fortunate and proud that they are part of the McDonald Carano family. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is led by Mackenzie Warren Kay (Chair), Karyna Armstrong (Vice Chair) and Kelci Binau (Vice Chair).

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

  • Karyna Armstrong, Associate – Commercial & Complex Litigation, Appellate
  • Sallie Armstrong, Partner − Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring; Commercial & Complex Litigation
  • Kelci Binau, Associate − Business Entities & Transactions; Gaming & Administrative Law; Trust & Estates
  • Diana Borova − Chief Administrative Officer
  • Shannon Carr − Director of Business Continuity and Las Vegas Office Administrator
  • Michelle Cook – Paralegal
  • Emily Dennis, Associate – Commercial & Complex Litigation, Appellate
  • Leticia DeValliere – Controller
  • Emily Dubansky, Of Counsel – Employment & Labor Law; Commercial & Complex Litigation
  • Susan Fisher, Senior Vice President − Government Affairs & Advocacy
  • Kristen Gallagher, Partner – Employment & Labor Law (Co-Chair); Commercial & Complex Litigation
  • Leigh Goddard, Partner – Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation (Chair); Commercial & Complex Litigation; Employment & Labor Law
  • Patricia Gonzalez, Licensing Specialist – Gaming & Administrative Law; Business Entities & Transactions; Real Estate & Land Use
  • Kiley Harrison, Associate – Commercial & Complex Litigation, Appellate
  • Sylvia Harrison, Senior Counsel – Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Law
  • Allison Hartong – Paralegal
  • Holly Hendricks – Director of Human Resources
  • Tonet Hernandez – Paralegal
  • Lindsay Knox, Senior Vice President – Government Affairs & Advocacy
  • Chelsea Latino, Partner − Employment & Labor Law (Vice Chair); Commercial & Complex Litigation; Appellate
  • Pat Lundvall, Partner − Commercial & Complex Litigation (Chair); Appellate
  • Tauri Parker – Paralegal
  • Amanda Perach, Partner − Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring; Commercial & Complex Litigation
  • Elissa Secrist, Coordinator – Government Affairs & Advocacy
  • Dedra Sonne – Paralegal
  • Karen Show – Paralegal
  • Jane Susskind, Associate – Commercial & Complex Litigation; Appellate
  • Kelly Tobler – Paralegal
  • Jessica Tonelli – Paralegal
  • Mackenzie Warren Kay, Vice President and Attorney − Government Affairs & Advocacy
  • Katrina Weil, Associate – Commercial & Complex Litigation, Appellate
  • Cassidy Wilson, Director – Government Affairs & Advocacy
  • Lisa Wiltshire Alstead, Partner − Commercial & Complex Litigation; Employment & Labor Law; Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring
  • Amanda Yen, Partner − Commercial & Complex Litigation; Appellate

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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