Chaz Rainey manages an expansive practice, with experience spanning numerous industries, practice areas and jurisdictions. Licensed in the practice of law in California, New York, Nevada and the District of Columbia, while also a graduate scholar of the London School of Economics, Chaz Rainey offers his clients a global perspective that few attorneys can.
As a trial-level litigator, Chaz has successfully brought and defended dozens of cases in both state and federal court. As an appellate lawyer, Chaz has argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Nevada Supreme Court. In his international practice, Chaz has advised clients on issues of international commerce, brokered multi-million dollar contracts, and worked to resolve large-scale disputes between American investors and foreign sovereign entities. As a transactional attorney, he has spearheaded mergers and acquisitions, negotiated large-scale, international distribution agreements, and orchestrated the issueance of hundreds of millions of dollars in private securities. His clients include businesses in such industries as entertainment, gaming, aviation, manufacturing, hospitality, telephony, finance, health and beauty, agriculture, professional sports, real estate, charitable non-profits, and international trade.
Chaz began his legal career as the in-house legal counsel to Lucky’s race and sports books, a consolidated operator of race and sports book gaming facilities, with locations throughout Nevada. Chaz helped guide the company from a simple idea into a fully-financed, multi-million dollar operation, with over a dozen licensed gaming locations throughout the State of Nevada. Lucky's was later purchased from the international gaming conglomerate William Hill.
Since leaving his position with Lucky's, Chaz has embraced a diverse practice in business law, helping dozens of other companies flourish, even in the most difficult economic climate.
While in law school, Chaz served as a legal extern in the Washington, D.C. office of then Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (now, Senate Majority Leader). He also served as a summer associate for the internationally renowned law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. While in his third year of law school, Chaz clerked for a general practice attorney based in the Las Vegas Valley, where he gained exposure to a wide range of litigation matters, including contract disputes, workers compensation claims, and personal injury. Upon graduating from law school, Chaz accepted a position with the startup gaming company Brandywine Bookmaking, where he directly assisted the company’s President and CEO in developing Lucky's Race and Sprots Books from a simple concept to a licensed multi-million dollar gaming operation.
Chaz earned his undergraduate degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors. He is currently a graduate scholar of the executive LLM programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Second Place - Regional||Nationals Moot Court||2007|
|Best Brief - Regional||Nationals Moot Court||2007|
|Dean'sAward||William S. Boyd School of Law||2007|
|IAGA Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award||International Association of Gaming Advisors||2007|
|Regional Placement||Jessup International Moot Court||2006|
|Managing Partner||Rainey Legal Group, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Legal Counsel||Brandywine Bookmaking LLC||2007 - 2008|
|Summer Associate||Greenberg Traurig||2006 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Robert Kurth||2006 - 2007|
|Legal Extern||United States Senate||2005 - 2005|
|Research Assistant||University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School Of Law||2005 - 2006|
|Motion Picture Studio Mechanic (Grip/Electric)||IATSE Local 487||1997 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|UNLV Boyd School of Law Alumni Association||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Association of Certified Fraud Examiners||Member||2012 - Present|
|Society of Cincinatti - New Jersey Chapter||Member||2011 - Present|
|Nevada Film Development Authority||President||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Nevada, Publications Committee||Vice Chair||2008 - Present|
|Clark County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Society of International Law||Member||2008 - 2010|
|American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Wilson v. Holder||On appeal to the Ninth Circuit|
|Gonzalez v. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department||Settlement Approved just prior to trial|
|Durango Structures v. NV Fitness Management||Upon our motion, Court struck Plaintiff's complaint and awarded our client a $450,000 judgment for its counterclaims.|
|Jus Gentium Quarterly||A Humanist Examination of the African Economic Community: Using Economic Integration to Combat Tyranny and Promote Human Rights||2009|
|Gaming Lawyer||Gaming Law in Legal Education: Gaming Law's Unexplored Opportunities in America's Law Schools||2008|
|Jus Gentium||Vultuer Funds Circle Over Africa||2007|
|Jus Gentium||Isreali Feminists Fight For Front Row Seats||2007|
|Jus Gentium||My Bombs Are Bigger Than Yours: Jaques Chirac Revives The Old Game Of "Mutual Assured Destruction"||2007|
|Jus Gentium Quarterly Review||The African Court: Building a Continental Benchmark of Justice||2007|
|Jus Gentium||The Violent Legacy of the Second Congolese War Continues||2006|
|Jus Gentium||Despite Public Outcry, A Deal in Dubai Might Not Be So Bad||2006|
|London School of Economics and Political Science||International Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2015|
|University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Nevada-Las Vegas||Accounting||MBA - Masters in Business Administration||2007|
|University of California - Berkeley||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|The Banker's Code||Trusts: An Overview and Understanding of the Basic Elements of a Trust||2012|