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Katie Fellows has deep experience serving as counsel to major players in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the firm, she served as the principal legal and regulatory advisor and strategist for all aspects of business operations for a resort hotel casino in Las Vegas, including gaming, liquor, licensing, leasing, third-party management, privacy, labor/employment, risk management, commercial litigation, marketing, entertainment, and intellectual property. In this role, she managed company representation in all litigation matters, including complex commercial and intellectual property. In a previous role, she managed legal affairs and provided business development advice for five resort hotel casino properties.

Prior to her in-house roles, Katie gained private practice experience focused on local government affairs, including providing legal advice to a diverse portfolio of clients on liquor licensing and zoning matters.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Managed zoning, licensing, and leases for reopening of resort casino hotel in Las Vegas in 2021.°
  • Managed expansion of branding of casinos in western USA and Canada.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Fellows prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Vice President and General Counsel, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (f/k/a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas), 2011-2021
  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Caesars Entertainment, 2009-2011

Recognition & Leadership

  • Honoree, VEGAS INC., “40 Under 40,” 2016
  • Honoree, VEGAS INC., “Women to Watch,” 2010
  • Member, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law Gaming Law Policy Committee
  • Member, American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter Board of Directors, 2009-2017
    • Chair, 2014-2016
  • Member, Las Vegas Founding 75 Committee for the Las Vegas Golden Knights
  • Member, Yale Alumni Schools Committee
  • Member, Leadership Las Vegas, Graduate Class of 2008

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, 2006
    • Nevada Law Editor, Nevada Law Journal
  • B.A., Yale University, 2002
Admissions
  • Nevada