Washington, D.C. 20549
                                    FORM 8-K

                             Current Report Pursuant
                          to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 18, 2006

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

           Nevada                     001-32550                 88-0365922
(State or other jurisdiction         (Commission               (IRS Employer
       of incorporation)             File Number)            Identification No.)

2700 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada                         89102
 (Address of principal executive offices)                        (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (702) 248-4200

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 18, 2006, Western Alliance Bancorporation issued a press release
describing its results of operations for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2006.
That press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c)  Exhibits.

  Exhibit No.      Description
 -------------     ----------------------------------
     99.1          Press Release dated July 18, 2006.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                              WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION

                                              /s/ Dale Gibbons
                                              Dale Gibbons
                                              Executive Vice President and Chief
                                              Financial Officer

Date: July 18, 2006