Areas of Practice
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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)
- 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).
- 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).
Appointed to Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board
McDonald Carano congratulates Emily Dubansky and Lucas Foletta on their appointment to the Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board by the Nevada State Bar Board of Governors. The Disciplinary Board conducts screenings…
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