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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Boyd Alumni Kara Hendricks '01 and Peter Ajemian '05 Earn New Positions at Greenberg Traurig

Peter Ajemian '05
Kara Hendricks '01
The Las Vegas office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has elevated Tyler R. Andrews and Kara B. Hendricks to Shareholder in the Litigation Practice and Peter H. Ajemian to Of Counsel in the IP- Trademark Practice. Overall, the firm elevated 33 attorneys to shareholder and 11 to of counsel positions. Reflecting the firm's diversified platform and wide-ranging legal experience, the 2014 class represents more than 14 core practice groups, including Corporate & Securities, Environmental, Government Law & Policy, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Real Estate and Tax, across 24 of the firm’s 36 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Tyler Andrews is a commercial litigator with an emphasis on intellectual property enforcement, entertainment law, business disputes, and legislative affairs. Tyler has advocated for clients in mediations, arbitrations, jury and bench trials in both state and federal court, and appeals before the Ninth Circuit and the Nevada Supreme Court. He also represents clients before legislative and regulatory bodies at the local, state, and federal levels. Tyler received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Kara B. Hendricks is experienced representing businesses in all manners of contract disputes, litigating products liability matters, handling catastrophic injury cases, pursuing claims arising from medical factoring arrangements, litigating employment non-compete agreements, resolving property and construction defect disputes, assessing insurance coverage issues, representing clients in adversary proceedings within the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and assisting businesses in out-of-court restructuring of debt obligations. She also counsels insurance clients regarding statutory and administrative issues and represents such clients in proceedings before the Nevada Division of Insurance and other regulatory bodies. Kara received her J.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law and her B.A. from Southern Utah University.

Peter H. Ajemian focuses his practice on trademark, copyright and entertainment law. He spent 10 years as a professional musician and is a published songwriter, having more than 40 songs placed in popular network and cable television shows, nationally released movies, and commercials. This experience as a professional songwriter and guitarist provides Peter with working knowledge from the artist's perspective, in the development of songwriter publishing contracts and the establishment of copyrights. Peter received his J.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.