Alayne M. Opie

Alayne M. Opie

Associate

Alayne Opie is a litigator, focusing her practice on business, commercial, gaming, product, employment, and legal malpractice disputes. Alayne has experience in state, federal and multidistrict courts, including single plaintiff actions, class actions, and mass tort actions. Additionally, she has litigated cases involving consumer finance, construction defect, insurance bad faith and medical malpractice.

Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Alayne worked for a prominent national law firm where she represented individual healthcare providers, rehabilitation facilities, and long term skilled nursing facilities in all phases of litigation from pleading stages to trial, arbitration, and mediation.

Concentrations

  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate litigation
  • Product liability
  • Legal malpractice
  • Labor and employment
  • Pharmaceutical, medical device & health care litigation
  • Gaming

Capabilities

Experience

  • Obtained judgement in favor of client while upholding contractual choice of laws and venue provisions in highly contested gaming dispute.
  • Defended well known adult entertainment venue in class action litigation where independent contractors sought to retract prior contractual agreement and pursues employment wages and benefits.
  • Represented large hotel and casino in Las Vegas in connection with allegations of violating Nevada’s condominium-hotel statues, NRS 116B.
  • Obtained early summary judgement in construction dispute litigation, potentially saving client tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Defended drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility against mass tort claims and prospect for multidistrict litigation leading to settlement resolutions.°
  • Obtained multiple dismissals of lawsuits against mortgage lenders and servicers involving claims of fraud and alleged violations of Nevada’s Homeowners Bill of Rights.
  • Obtained dismissal of punitive damages claim with potential value in excess of $50 million.
  • Represented a gaming technology provider against claims of fraud where plaintiff sought exemplary damages.
  • Obtained full dismissal in gaming matter post 5-year patron gaming dispute.

°The above representation was handled by Ms. Opie prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Michael Villani, Eight District Judicial Court, Summer 2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Nevada Business magazine, "Legal Elite," 2016-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars, “Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Las Vegas, NV” 2018
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Hall of Fame, 2017
  • Board Member, Clark County Bar Association
    • Communique Publications Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada 
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Planning Committee Member, Clark County Trial Lawyer Association, 2015
  • Volunteer Judge, Clark County Truancy Diversion Program, 2015
  • Volunteer Judge, National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2016
  • Volunteer, Boys and Girls Club
  • Fundraiser & Volunteer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., California Western School of Law, 2011
    • Junior Board Member, Women's Law Caucus
    • President, Family Law Society
    • Student Instructor, Civil Procedure, 2010-2011
    • Student Scribe for disadvantage students, 2010-2011
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, with honors, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Psychology, 2006
Admissions
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit