Dale (Malani) Kotchka-Alanes

Dale (Malani) Kotchka-Alanes

Associate
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702.949.8258
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

  • Obtain reversal of administrative decision purporting to void thousands of title loans and establish that disagreement with agency interpretation does not constitute willfulness

  • Obtain Nevada Supreme Court order establishing that state deficiency statute was preempted as applied to foreclosure subsidiary of FDIC transferee

  • Draft successful motion to dismiss federal RICO and securities fraud claims

  • Draft successful briefing resulting in dismissal of complaint alleging breach of annuity policy against life insurance company

  • Draft successful motion to dismiss fraudulent inducement claim in dispute between a gaming company and one of its suppliers

  • Help secure dismissal of patent infringement claim against cash access technology company, convincing court that patent was directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea

  • Successfully oppose motion to quash subpoena issued to discover identity of anonymous domain name registrant

  • Obtain Nevada Supreme Court order establishing that state deficiency statute was preempted as applied to foreclosure subsidiary of FDIC transferee

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

Publications

Distinctions

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers - Rising Star - Business Litigation, 2018

Training

  • October 2017 – National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trial Skills Training in San Diego, California

  • December 2016 – National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Deposition Training in Boulder, Colorado

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