Dale (Malani) Kotchka-Alanes

Dale (Malani) Kotchka-Alanes

Associate
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702.949.8258 office
702.216.6168 fax
3993 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 600
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Dale is an associate in the firm’s Litigation group, and she also actively works on intellectual property matters. She is an excellent writer and legal researcher. Her experience includes drafting motions and complaints, conducting oral argument in federal and state court, taking depositions, and engaging in written discovery. She is involved in a wide variety of business cases and has also assisted in trademark matters, patent litigation, and trade secret cases. Before joining the firm, Dale clerked for two years for the Honorable Susan R. Bolton, U.S. District Court Judge, where she gained valuable federal court experience. 

While attending Yale Law School, Dale worked for several years with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, where she defended victims of immigrant raids, represented immigration detainees in citizenship and unlawful detention claims, and argued in federal court in a wage and hour dispute.

In 2010, Dale served as a legal intern with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Vista Treatment Center helping teenagers struggling with eating disorders, Volunteer, 2004
  • Lions for Learning elementary school tutoring program, After-School Instructor/Tutor, 2004
  • Baale Shelter for Street Girl Children orphanage in Bangalore India, Volunteer, 2006
  • Marians Service Organization assisting low income women and children, Volunteer, 2006-2008
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Children/Youth Group Leader & Teacher, 2011-Present
  • J Reuben Clark Law Society, 2009-2011

Representative Matters

  • Obtained $8,000+ award of attorneys’ fee for client in trade secret case based on other side’s discovery misconduct
  • Drafted motion to dismiss in Fair Credit Reporting Act case, which resulted in a stipulation by plaintiff’s counsel to dismiss the client
  • Had case dismissed against airline part manufacturer for lack of personal jurisdiction
  • Conducted legal research and drafted portions of briefs in litigation arising from highway construction project, helping obtain a $200,000+ judgment for client
  • Successfully defended airline against small claims complaint filed by customer
  • Obtained $2,000 judgment for pro bono client in Las Vegas Justice Court
  • Assisted in briefing in pro bono case in which the Nevada Supreme Court agreed that a guilty plea to possessing marijuana pursuant to Nev. Rev. Stat. 453.3363 may not be used to deny unemployment benefits

Related News

04/04/2017
DeWald, Freeman share John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
59 attorneys earn recognition for providing more than 50 pro bono hours in 2016
03/22/2016
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism
12/14/2015
Lewis Roca Rothgerber saluted as 2015 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
Also recognized by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for Most Hours Donated by a Law Firm

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Other Info

Education

J.D., Yale Law School, 2011
B.A., Loyola Marymount University, 2008, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2012
Nevada, 2013

Clerkships

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona