|J.D., 2002, Emory University School of Law, Emory Order of Advocates|
|B.A., 1999, Stanford University|
|U.S. District Court, District of Nevada|
Super Lawyers, Mountain States, 2013
Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2013
Legal Elite, Top Southern Nevada 150 Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine, 2012-2013
Super Lawyers, Mountain States, Rising Stars, 2012
50 Best Up & Coming Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine, 2012
100 Hours Club, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Pro Bono Project, 2003-2010
Myrna Williams Children's Pro Bono Award, 2009
Bank of America Local Hero Award, 2009
Moffett Award for Most Outstanding Student of Litigation and Trial Preparation, Emory University
Dean’s Award for Civil Trial Practice, Emory University
American Bar Association
Clark County Bar Association
Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
State Bar of Nevada
International Association of Gaming Advisors
International Masters of Gaming Law
California State Bar
Kate counsels many of the world's premier gaming companies on regulatory issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, reorganizations and financings. She also advises many of the firm's clients on issues related to Internet gaming, sweepstakes, contests and promotions.
Kate has developed a unique local licensing practice and is well-known for her skill at navigating the complex state and local regulatory processes to obtain gaming licenses, liquor licenses and other privileged and regulated licenses for many of the firm’s clients. Kate frequently represents individuals and businesses before regulatory agencies, including the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Clark County Liquor and Gaming Licensing Board and the Las Vegas City Council.
Kate has also developed a sophisticated multi-jurisdictional gaming and commercial transactional practice. For example, in 2010 she represented Global Cash Access, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Western Money Systems, a manufacturer and distributor of redemption kiosk devices to more than 200 casinos nationwide. Kate oversaw the gaming licensing process for GCA in more than 20 states and 60 Native American tribal nations.
In addition to her gaming work, Kate is the Pro Bono Coordinator for Brownstein’s Las Vegas office and, since 2003, has donated more than 1,000 hours of pro bono legal services to the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in connection with her representation of abused and neglected children. In 2009 the Legal Aid Center awarded Kate the Myrna Women’s Children’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award. In addition, in 2009 Kate was honored with the Local Heroes Award by Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative. In recognition of her pro bono contributions, ABA Journal Magazine featured Kate in its February 2013 cover story regarding lawyers who are deeply committed to providing pro bono legal services.
Kate is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors and International Masters of Gaming Law and has served as a panelist or presenter at numerous Continuing Legal Education gaming seminars. In addition, she is active in non-profit organizations, and she sits on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada and the board of trustees of the Las Vegas Little Theatre.
Kate began her career in gaming law in 2001 as a summer associate with Schreck Brignone Godfrey. Prior to joining the firm, Kate completed an externship in the Office of the Federal Defender in Atlanta, Georgia. While in law school, she participated on the Moot Court National Team, the Moot Court Review Board, and she was a national quarterfinalist in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition held at Fordham University School of Law.
Kate received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.
|Serve as Nevada counsel to Caesars Entertainment in connection with $185 million financing to renovate the 199-room Bill's Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, into a “lifestyle” gaming hotel and casino featuring a 65,000-square-foot rooftop pool and dayclub/nightclub. Negotiate transaction documents for such rooftop pool and dayclub/nightclub.|
|Assisted Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Nevada corporate, real estate and gaming counsel in connection with a credit facility, including term loans and revolving loans, with Affinity Gaming, LLC (formerly Herbst Gaming, LLC), as borrower.|
|Assisted Landry's, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries as Nevada corporate and gaming counsel, and issued opinions to the agents and lenders, in connection with a new $1,200,000,000 term and revolving loan facility. Brownstein also assisted with the issue and sale of $425,000,000 of Landry's 9.375% Senior Notes due 2020.|
|Represented Atria Senior Living Group Inc. in a deal to merge its real estate interests with the Ventas Inc. real estate investment trust. Brownstein's representation included the analysis of and advice concerning state and local licensing requirements for assisted living and senior living facilities in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Nevada; a legal opinion regarding certain transactions affecting facilities in New Mexico; and research and preparation of applications for several ancillary licenses in some of the states, including interfacing with state health officials. |
|Negotiated and consummated the purchase of an 18-hole golf course, club house, and related facilities located in Henderson, Nevada. Brownstein also advised the client on various real estate, litigation, corporate water rights and business licensing matters.|
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Publications & Presentations
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|"Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Knows the Ins and Outs of Large Multi-jurisdictional Gaming Application Transactions," Brownstein Client Alert, July 25, 2013|
|"East Meets West - Internet Gaming in New Jersey," Brownstein Client Alert, March 4, 2013|
|"Conducting Online Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions: What You Should Know," Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Las Vegas, NV February 26, 2013|