Las Vegas-based Boutique Litigation Firm Adds Three New Associates to its Commercial Litigation Team
LAS VEGAS – James J. Pisanelli and Todd L. Bice, founding partners of Pisanelli Bice PLLC, announce that Ava Schaefer, Robert Ryan, and Shawn Walkenshaw have joined the firm as associate attorneys. The new associates will utilize their legal expertise while primarily practicing commercial litigation.
Prior to joining Pisanelli Bice, Schaefer earned her Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law in 2012, where she served as an articles editor for the Journal of Science and Technology Law and received a Dean’s Award in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Schaefer received her undergraduate degree from Bates College, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Rhetoric.
Schaefer focuses on commercial litigation, representing clients in a wide range of matters including contract and intellectual property disputes across a variety of industries and in all facets of legal practice.
Ryan received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Georgia and went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from American University in 2009. While attending law school, he worked at the Washington D.C. office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, with the Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations. During his time at the SEC, Ryan handled matters ranging from the investigation of options exchanges to the preparation of congressional reports.
Ryan primarily focuses on commercial litigation in federal and state court.
Walkenshaw received his undergraduate degree in economics and finance from University of Nevada, Reno and his Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law in 2012. During law school, Walkenshaw was a judicial extern for the Honorable Mike K. Nakagawa of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada.
Having represented some of the country’s largest financial institutions in a large number of complex matters, Walkenshaw brings with him invaluable experience in all aspects of the litigation process. He has also represented clients on appeal to both the Nevada Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
About Pisanelli Bice
Pisanelli Bice is a Las Vegas-based firm focused primarily on commercial litigation. The firm, founded by attorneys James J. Pisanelli and Todd L. Bice, represents clients ranging from single entity developers and entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, public agencies as well as some of Nevada’s largest gaming companies. For more information, please visit pisanellibice.com.