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Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
Education
  • J.D., concentration in Health Law, University of Maryland School of Law, 2009, Maryland Law Review Notes & Comments Editor
  • B.A., concentration in Health Policy, University of California, Berkeley, 2006, minor in Spanish Language and Literature
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
Education
  • J.D., concentration in Health Law, University of Maryland School of Law, 2009, Maryland Law Review Notes & Comments Editor
  • B.A., concentration in Health Policy, University of California, Berkeley, 2006, minor in Spanish Language and Literature

Professional Background

Emily Dubansky is a member of the Employment & Labor Law Practice Group and Commercial & Complex Litigation Practice Group. Her litigation practice includes trial and appellate work in state and federal courts, administrative hearings and other proceedings before regulatory agencies, and private arbitration and mediation. 

Ms. Dubansky’s work encompasses a broad range of business litigation, with a specific focus on representation of insurers and employers in workers’ compensation claims. She has worked on numerous petitions for judicial review related to workers’ compensation claims, including those involving matters of first impression with respect to Nevada’s workers’ compensation statutes and regulations. She has assisted with workers’ compensation appeals up to the level of the Nevada Supreme Court.

She has also assisted with matters involving labor and employment, insurance coverage and bad faith, government investigations and enforcement actions, and securities class actions and derivative actions.

Ms. Dubansky previously served as a law clerk for Judge Marvin J. Garbis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and Judge Anthony W. Ishii of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. She also practiced as a litigator in San Francisco, focusing on white collar defense and commercial litigation matters.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented self-insured employer in a successful petition for judicial review of a workers’ compensation appeal
  • Represented defendant employer in a obtaining summary adjudication of a plaintiff’s claim for wrongful termination
  • Represented large healthcare company in internal investigation into alleged HIPAA violations
  • Represented individuals under investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

Professional Affiliations and Community Engagement

  • Member, Northern Nevada Human Resources Association (a chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management), January 2023 – present
  • Member, Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, January 2023 – present
  • Member, Truckee Tahoe Women Lawyers, July 2016 – present
  • Member, Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board, State Bar of Nevada, January 2023 – present
  • Board of Directors, KidZone Museum, 2017 – 2021 (Board Chair, 2018)

Publications and Presentations

  • Presenter, “Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention,” Associated General Contractors of Nevada, February 29, 2024
  • Presenter, “Employment Law Updates for 2024,” Truckee Chamber of Commerce, February 9, 2024
  • Presenter, “Employment Law Priorities for In-House Counsel,” Association for Corporate Counsel, October 18, 2023
  • Presenter, “Workers’ Compensation Update,” McDonald Carano client seminar presentation, November 1, 2023
  • Author, “Workers’ Compensation Update: Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session and 34th and 35th Special Sessions,” McDonald Carano Client Alert, September 12, 2023
  • Author, “Workers’ Compensation Update: First Responders’ Heart and Lung Claims,” McDonald Carano Client Alert, September 12, 2023
  • Author, “Workers’ Compensation Update: New Senior Appeals Officer and New Local Rules,” McDonald Carano Client Alert, September 12, 2023
  • Presenter, “Supreme Court Employment Law Update,” Northern Nevada Human Resources Association, June 21, 2023
  • Author, Ninth Circuit Decision Addresses Pay for Employees Taking Military Leave, McDonald Carano Legal Update, April 26, 2023
  • Author, Emily Chase Dubansky, Note, Koshko v. Haining, Does a Heightened Standard for Grandparent Visitation Protect Children’s Best Interests?, 67 MD. L. REV. 805 (2008).
  • Author, Emily C. Chase, Sara B. McMenamin, and Helen Ann Halpin, Medicaid Provider Delivery of the ‘5As’ for Smoking Cessation Counseling, 9 NICOTINE & TOBACCO 1059, 1095-1101 (2007).

Attorney News

Workers’ Compensation Update: Nevada’s 82nd Legislative Session and 34th and 35th Special Sessions

Following are important new bills to be aware of and changes to look for from the last legislative session. AB 165: This bill revises provisions governing payments for a PPD award…

Workers’ Compensation Update: First Responders’ Heart and Lung Claims

Nevada Supreme Court clarifies burden of proof in defense to predisposing conditions: Under both the heart and lung statutes at NRS 617.455(7) and NRS 617.457(11), an insurer/employer can assert as…

Workers’ Compensation Update: New Senior Appeals Officer and New Local Rules

The Hearings Division of the Nevada Department of Administration has a new Senior Appeals Officer, Dean Hardy, Esq. Following are highlights of changes he is implementing: Website Statistics: The Department of…

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