Chaz Rainey JD/MBA

Chaz Rainey JD/MBA

Entertainment Lawyer (Film and Television)
  • Entertainment & Sports, Intellectual Property, International Law...
  • California, DC, Nevada, New York, Texas
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Summary

Chaz Rainey advises clients in the film and television industry on matters related to: copyright litigation, financing, production, new media technologies, rights of publicity, defamation, trade secrets, trademarks, unfair competition and other transactional issues. An internationally recognized lawyer, licensed in the practice of law in California, Nevada, New York, Texas and the District of Columbia, Chaz Rainey is an accomplished litigator, negotiator, and advocate. Chaz has served as lead counsel on over 200 cases in both state and federal court. He has first-chaired more than a dozen jury and bench trials, argued before federal and state appellate courts, argued before arbitrators, and even negotiated the settlement of investment disputes with foreign governments. Chaz also serves as a board member for the international think tank, the Ratio Foundation, where he helps manage projects related to the international development and estabishment of rule of law. Chaz began his legal career as the in-house legal counsel to what is now William Hill North America -- the largest consolidated race and sports book operator in the United States. Chaz helped take the company from a simple idea into a fully-financed, multi-million dollar operation, with nineteen locations. While in law school, Chaz served as a legal extern in the Washington, D.C. office of then Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. He also served as a summer associate for the internationally renknowned law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Chaz earned his undergraduate degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors, earned his juris doctorate cum laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics.

Education
University of California - Berkeley
B.A. / English (2002)
Honors: 2002 Rodkey Scholarship Recipient
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
J.D. (2007)
Honors: * Graduated with honors * 2007 IAGL Shannon Bybee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Gaming Law * 2006 Nationals Moot Court Regional Semi-Finalist * 2006 Jessup International Moot Court, Fifth Place Brief * 2006 CALI Award in International Law * 2005 BSL Award for Excellence in Community Service * 2005 CALI Award in Lawyering Process II
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
M.B.A. (2007)
Honors: Graduated with Honors
London School of Economics and Political Science
LL.M. / International commercial law (2016)
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Honors: Merit
Professional Experience
Entertainment Lawyer (Film and Television)
Hamrick & Evans
- Current
Managing Partner
Rainey Legal Group, PLLC
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Legal Counsel
Brandywine Bookmaking d/b/a Lucky's Race and Sports Books
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Law Clerk
Kurth Law Office
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Summer Associate
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Legal Extern
Office of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid
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Professional Associations
NV State Bar Publications Committee
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Constitution Society
Member
- Current
Ameircan Society of International Law
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
DC
Nevada
New York
Texas
9th Circuit
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $375/hour
Practice Areas
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
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Website
Hamrick & Evans
Website
Contact & Map
New York Office
45 Rockefeller Center, Ste. 2000
New York, NY 10111
USA
Toll-Free: (212) 658-1920
Hamrick & Evans
2600 W. Olive Ave., Ste. 1020
Burbank, CA 91505
USA
Telephone: (818) 763-5292
Fax: (818) 763-2308