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Dora Lane


5441 Kietzke Lane, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89511
9555 Hillwood Drive, 2nd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Businesses of all sizes throughout the Mountain West count on Dora Lane to guide them through the myriad of labor and employment issues to keep their operations running smoothly.

Dora works closely with her clients, talking through day-to-day employment issues, to ensure that best practices are in place and legitimate business reasons motivate employment decisions. She counsels and trains employers to hire, manage, and, when necessary, fire employees in compliance with federal and state employment laws. 

When, despite best efforts, issues evolve into disputes, clients benefit from Dora’s sophisticated experience litigating employment disputes and her track record resolving cases through aggressive discovery and pretrial motions.

With the exposure and liability that can result from non-compliant or simply ineffective processes, Dora works with her clients to audit employment record keeping processes to identify and fix problems before an outside agency or lawsuit intervenes. Dora also helps clients handle difficult employment situations in a manner intended to maximize the likelihood of success in litigation, if one ensues. 

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Accommodations, Disabilities, Leaves

Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Litigation

Employment Litigation and Class Actions

HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management
  • Best Employment Practices
  • Employment Policies, Handbooks, and Manuals
  • Hiring, Discipline, Performance Evaluations, and Terminations
  • Non-Competes, Trade Secrets, and Unfair Competition
  • Investigations
  • Reductions in Force and Severance Agreements
Wage and Hour, Equal Pay, Compensation, and Benefits

Client Results

  • Represented an employer in two concurrent litigations brought by a terminated employee and the employee's supervisor who was also terminated shortly thereafter (allegedly as a result of the supervisor's inappropriate conduct against the employee). Secured summary judgment for the employer in both cases. 

  • Obtained summary judgment for the employer in a case where plaintiffs alleged that the supervisor who terminated their employment expressed his hatred for plaintiff's race 3 hours before they were terminated. 

  • Secured numerous dismissals with prejudice on behalf of employers at the motion to dismiss and/or motion for summary judgment stage, including dismissals of wage and hour collective and class actions. 

  • Successfully pursued and defended multiple non-compete/non-solicitation/confidentiality matters.



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • The Best Lawyers in America© Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2020-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Labor and Employment - Reno, 2021
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Employment & Labor, 2009, 2011-2016
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Nevada Legal Elite/Top Rank Attorneys, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017-2022
  • Benchmark Labor & Employment, Labor and Employment Star West, 2019-2021
  • Northern Nevada Business Weekly, "Women in Business," 2007

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Nevada Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Washoe County Bar Association, Member
  • Clerked for Justice Mark Gibbons of the Nevada Supreme Court

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