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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Boyd Alumni Named Partners at McDonald Carano Wilson

Kristen Gallagher '05
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP yesterday announced the advancement of attorneys Kristen Gallagher '05 and Amanda Yen '05 to the firm’s partnership.

Amanda Yen '05
“Ms. Gallagher and Ms. Yen have both developed into exceptional lawyers who will enhance our partnership,” said Managing Partner John Frankovich, in a press release distributed by the firm. “We are proud to have them as partners and are confident they’ll uphold our firm’s high standard of professional excellence coupled with tremendous client service.”

Gallagher joined McDonald Carano Wilson in 2005 after graduating magna cum laude from UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. She previously earned a Master of Social Work from UNLV and a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business. Prior to earning her graduate and law degrees, Gallagher worked in the insurance industry. Gallagher practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation and is also a member of the firm’s employment law practice group.

Yen has been an attorney with McDonald Carano Wilson since 2006. Yen also graduated magna cum laude from UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, earning the William S. Boyd Outstanding Graduate Award in 2005. She served as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for one year before joining the firm and previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Theater Arts from Pepperdine University. Yen practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, appellate law, and employment law.

Both Gallagher and Yen became partners in the firm effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Founded in 1949, McDonald Carano Wilson LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Las Vegas and Reno.