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Greenberg Traurig Adds Former Virgin Hotels Las Vegas General Counsel Kathleen L. Fellows

LAS VEGAS – March 23, 2022 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Kathleen L. “Katie” Fellows as of counsel in the Las Vegas office as the firm continues to expand its Corporate and Real Estate practices.

Fellows most recently served as vice president and general counsel for Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, formerly known as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. While at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Fellows was responsible for all of the hotel’s legal issues, including executive compensation and employment compliance, zoning and real estate operations, corporate governance matters, licensing and vendor agreements, and contract management. When the hotel’s ownership changed, Fellows led the legal aspects of the rebranding effort, including construction agreements, multiple restaurant licensing deals, brand management, and intellectual property issues, as well as several new franchising, branding, and service agreements.

“In Nevada, gaming and hospitality are huge industries, and Katie has first-hand insight into how these businesses operate and their legal needs,” said Michael J. Bonner, managing shareholder of the Las Vegas office. “As tourism continues to rebound with a return of international travellers, we’re anticipating our clients needing increased assistance with licensing needs and hospitality issues.”

“Katie brings a wide range of experience to our firm and we look forward to her contributions to the work we regularly handle for our corporate and real estate clients,” said Jim Mace, managing shareholder of the Las Vegas office. “In addition, Katie has handled legal issues related to hotel and entertainment properties throughout the western United States, which will be an asset for our hospitality clients.”

Outside of the hospitality industry, Fellows has worked on real estate transactions involving car dealerships, including sale and lease-back structures, and has represented an investment firm on transactions across the country.

 “I was drawn to the collaborative culture at Greenberg Traurig,” Fellows said. “With a firm of this size and scope, I’m excited about the breadth of opportunities available to work with a wide range of clients and a team of highly-experienced attorneys.”

Fellows received a J.D., magna cum laude, from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas; she received a B.A. from Yale University.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice comprises more than 500 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who regularly advise public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, consumer products, energy, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and telecommunications sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Las Vegas Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Las Vegas attorneys counsel clients in appellate, construction, corporate and securities, entertainment, gaming, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate matters.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2400 attorneys in 42 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm, often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono, reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021. The firm is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, NLJ 250, and Law360 (US) 400. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage. Web: www.gtlaw.com.