Ellen serves as the Managing Partner of the Las Vegas office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. She recently stepped down as the Co-Managing Partner of the Firm. Ellen is primarily responsible for the Corporate & Business Group in Nevada.
Ellen represents clients in a broad range of corporate and general business transactions. She and her team have served as Nevada counsel to public and privately-held companies, investment banks, private equity funds and venture capitalists in equity and debt offerings, financings, mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchases, restructurings, entity formations, operating, stockholders, joint venture agreements and other complex corporate transactions in both the gaming and non-gaming arena. Ellen also provides advice on corporate governance matters to boards of directors and special committees of public and private companies.
Representative clients include Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Pinnacle Entertainment, Fertitta Entertainment, Station Casinos, AutoZone, Reddy Ice Group, Landry’s Restaurants, Dole Food Company, Palms Resort & Casino, MGM Resorts, PaperlinX North America, General Dynamics, Apricus Biosciences, MusclePharm, Nestle Health Science, Echo Star Corporation, Sterling Construction, Thompson Creek Metals, and Centennial Asset Mining Fund.
Ellen's M&A experience includes work on various high profile transactions involving MidAmerican Energy/NV Energy, Southwest Airlines/Air Tran, General Dynamics/Force Protection, TPG-Leonard Green/Palms Resort, Tenet Healthcare/Community Health Systems, IBM Corporation/Tririga, Inc., Sierra Health/United Healthcare, Caesars Entertainment/Planet Hollywood, Ruffin Acquisitions/Treasure Island and Global Cash Access/Western Money Systems.