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Karl O. Riley

Karl O. Riley

Associate| Las Vegas


Karl’s practice covers a spectrum of areas including complex civil litigation matters, focusing on consumer financial services litigation, and labor and employment issues. 

Karl represents a number of financial services institutions, in both federal and state forums, defending them against a number of laws such as the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), and Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), as well as state unfair and deceptive acts or practices (UDAP) statutes.  Additionally, Karl has defended millions of dollars of assets against numerous wrongful foreclosure claims, including HOA foreclosures. 

Karl also defends the firm’s clients in discrimination and harassment claims under Title VII, ADA, FMLA, state law, as well as in wage and hour disputes. He is also a member of the firm's Attorney Development and Diversity & Inclusion Committees.

  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 2010)
    • Managing Editor, Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property
    • Dean’s List
  • Washington University Olin School of Business (B.S.B.A., International Business, 2006)
    • John B. Ervin Scholar
    • Dean’s List
  • American Bar Association (2010-present)
    • Business Section Labor and Employment Subcommittee Co-Chair
  • Clark County Bar Association (2010-present)
  • National Bar Association, Las Vegas Chapter
    • President (2015-2015)
    • Vice-President (2013-2015)
    • Membership and Elections Committee, Co-Chair (2010-2011)
    • Community Service and Education Committee (2010-2011)
  • National Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division
    • Chair (2014-2015)
    • Chair-Elect (2013-2014)
    • Membership Committee, Co-Chair (2012-present)
  • National Bar Association, Region IX
    • Director (2015-present)
    • Secretary (2014-2015)
    • Treasurer (2013-2014)
  • Council for Legal Education Opportunity, Associate (2007-2010)
  • National Black Law Student Association
    • National Advisory Board (2011-present); Chair (2016-present)
    • Midwest Regional Chair (2009-2010)
    • MWBLSA Director of Corporate Relations (2008-2009)
    • Northwestern University BLSA, Vice President (2008-2009)
  • Young Lawyer of the Year, State Bar of Nevada (2017)
  • Fellow, American Bar Fellows (2016-present)
  • Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee (2016-present)
  • National Bar Association 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Business Litigation (2014-2017)
  • Legal Elite - Best Up and Coming Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2014-2016)
  • Rising Stars of Business, Las Vegas Business Press (2014)
  • Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (2014)
  • Lawyers of Color Hot List 100, Western Region (2013)
  • 50 Hour Club, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (2013, 2014)
  • Honor Roll, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (2012, 2015)
  • President's Brother of the Year Award, Las Vegas Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi (2011)
  • Urban Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Las Vegas Alumni Chapter
    • Executive Board (2011-2013)
    • Fundraising and Social Action Committee Chair
    • Kappa Leadership League, Co-Director (2013-present); Advisor (2010-2013)
    • President's Brother of the Year (2011)
  • Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic (2010)
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Summer Associate (2009)
  • Patton Boggs, LLP, Summer Associate (2009)
  • Medtronic, Inc., Corporate Legal Department Summer Associate (2008)
  • Wolters Kluwer, Financial Services Summer Intern (2007)
  • Nevada
  • Supreme Court of Nevada