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2 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named in Nevada Business Magazine’s 2018 'Legal Elite'

LAS VEGAS – June 1, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Alayne M. Opie and Whitney Welch-Kirmse, litigation associates in the firm’s Las Vegas office, have been listed in Nevada Business Magazine’s 2018 Legal Elite.

The prestigious annual list features attorneys who have been recognized by their peers as among the top in their field. Nevada Business Magazine uses an extensive verification process, and reviews thousands of nominations to select the list of honorees.

Opie, receiving this award for a third straight year, focuses her practice on defense litigation, with an emphasis on business and commercial, product, employment, and legal malpractice disputes. Opie has experience in state, federal, and multidistrict courts, including single plaintiff actions and mass tort actions. Additionally, she has successfully litigated cases involving consumer finance, construction defect, insurance bad faith, and gaming. 

Welch-Kirmse focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on construction, employment and contract disputes.  Welch-Kirmse has experience defending government entities and municipalities in federal court.  Her experience also includes defending class action lawsuits related to health insurance administration and product liability.  Additionally, she routinely handles consumer finance, gaming, and premises liability cases.      

About Greenberg Traurig Las Vegas: In Nevada, Greenberg Traurig counsels clients in appellate, construction, corporate and securities, entertainment, gaming, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate matters.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.