LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
Greenberg Traurig attorney Mark Tratos was named to the Board of Directors of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the new world-class performing arts center that opened in Downtown Las Vegas earlier this year. Tratos was elected to serve a two-year term and has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Advisors since 2011.
“The Smith Center is a dream come true for Las Vegas, and it exceeded all expectations the moment I heard the first sounds so perfectly fill the hall on opening night,” said Tratos. “I couldn’t be more proud to serve on the board of directors of this spectacular new performing arts center which has truly taken the arts in our Las Vegas community to a new and exciting level.”
Tratos has been a long-time supporter of the arts and combines his passion for the arts with his law practice at Greenberg Traurig. As a member of the firm’s Entertainment and Intellectual Property practices, he represents numerous high-profile artists, performers and entertainers in federal court litigation involving trademark, copyrights, domain names, rights of publicity and privacy law. He also represents many of the largest resorts, hotel and casino entities in the world on brand development, protection strategies and enforcement and infringement litigation.
In addition to his board service at The Smith Center, Tratos has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) for more than 25 years and currently teaches at UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law; UNLV's Hotel College and the UNLV College of Fine and Performing Arts. Tratos is Chair Elect for the Board of Trustees of the National Judicial College and is the Chairman of the Board of Visitors for Lewis & Clark Law School, and Second Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Lewis & Clark College. He is a past president of the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and a past board member of Nevada Public Radio.
Since 2010, Tratos has been providing pro bono legal services to The Smith Center in the areas of copyright, trademark, branding and intellectual property. He was involved in the arts contracts for major works of art for the center including the monumental work based on “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Tim Bavington.
The Las Vegas office of Greenberg Traurig has more than 30 attorneys practicing in the areas of Corporate and Securities, Gaming Litigation, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Entertainment Law.
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