Bar Admissions
  • Idaho, 2007
  • Nevada, 2005
Education
  • J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, magna cum laude and William S. Boyd Outstanding Graduate Award, 2005
  • B.A., International Studies and Theatre Arts, cum laude, Pepperdine University, 1999
Bar Admissions
  • Idaho, 2007
  • Nevada, 2005
Education
  • J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, magna cum laude and William S. Boyd Outstanding Graduate Award, 2005
  • B.A., International Studies and Theatre Arts, cum laude, Pepperdine University, 1999

Professional Background

Amanda’s practice focuses on Commercial & Complex Litigation, Employment & Labor Law and Appellate.

Ms. Yen, attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, graduating cum laude in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts. Ms. Yen continued her education at the William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, graduating magna cum laude in 2005 and receiving the William S. Boyd Outstanding Graduate Award.

During law school, Ms. Yen worked in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and was a Student Notes Editor for the Nevada Law Journal.  Ms. Yen also worked as a tutor in the Center for Academic Success and Enrichment, where she assisted fellow law students in achieving academic success.

Before joining McDonald Carano, Ms. Yen was a judicial law clerk for the United States District Court where she wrote briefs, attended trials and prepared orders on all types of civil and criminal matters. While a clerk, Ms. Yen also prepared bench memorandum for and attended hearings at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Commercial & Complex Litigation

Ms. Yen has handled cases in both federal and state courts.  As a former federal law clerk, Ms. Yen is particularly skilled in handling procedural issues before the United States District Court.  Ms. Yen litigates a variety of matters including contract disputes, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, tortious interference, landlord/tenant issues, fraud and misrepresentation, quiet title actions, and matters involving injunctive relief.  Ms. Yen has achieved considerable success in motion practice, particularly in summary judgment motions and in obtaining temporary restraining orders.

Employment & Labor Law

Ms. Yen’s employment law practice focuses on counseling employers on all aspects of employment law, updating clients on changes in employment law, and providing advice on charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission.  She has handled various employment issues, including matters involving the disclosure of trade secrets and non-compete agreements.

Appellate Practice

Ms. Yen has assisted in representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Nevada Supreme Court.

Awards and Recognition

  • Special recognition for pro bono work, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Appellate Practice)
  • “Mountain States Super Lawyers”:  Rising Star and Super Lawyer
  • Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite Best Up & Coming” and “Legal Elite”
  • Las Vegas Business Press – “Women Who Mean Business”
  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Community Engagement

  • Young Lawyer Liaison, Meritas Law Firms Worldwide
  • Member, Meritas Young Lawyer Advisory Board and Chair of Meritas Community Sub-Group
  • Member, Nevada Commission on Ethics
  • Board Director & Treasurer for the Redrock Little League
  • Member, Sierra Club, PKD Foundation

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