Bethany Rabe

Bethany Rabe


Bethany Rabe focuses her practice on entertainment-related litigation, with particular interest in copyright, trademark, right of publicity, defamation, and Internet matters, as well as appellate litigation and brand management.


  • Litigation
  • Entertainment
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Intellectual property
  • Appellate



  • Enforced a pantomime copyright for Teller's famous “Shadows” illusion.
  • Represented champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, including
    • Obtaining summary judgment (and affirmance on appeal) in a multimillion-dollar copyright infringement action involving his appearance on WWE's WrestleMania 24.
    • Litigating and ultimately resolving defamation litigation with boxer Manny Pacquiao.
    • Obtaining dismissal of the class-action lawsuit against Mr. Mayweather and others arising out of the 2015 Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.
    • Obtaining final judgment and permanent injunction when Mr. Mayweather’s name and likeness were infringed by multiple defendants.
  • Represented the Grand Canyon Skywalk developer in defamation litigation.
  • Represented renowned icons such as Peter Lik and Ozzy Osbourne.
  • Represented successful businesses such as Landry’s, Mayweather Promotions, and StubHub.
  • Extern, Clark County District Attorney's Office
  • Captain, United States Air Force Reserve


  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2014-2015 and 2017-2018
  • Recognized, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, “100-Hour Club,” 2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Entertainment Law - Music, 2011-2012
  • Editor-in-Chief of the ABA Section of Litigation’s flagship publication, Litigation News, circulation of approximately 40,000
  • Teaching Fellow, CopyrightX (an online copyright course offered through Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance learning initiave, and the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society)
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
    • Member, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
    • Member, Appellate Litigation Section
  • Member, State Bar of California


  • LL.M., Harvard Law School
  • J.D., with distinction, University of Utah College of Law
    • Articles Editor, Utah Law Review
  • M.P.P., Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • B.S., with distinction, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Nevada
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada