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Greg  Brower

Greg Brower is a partner in Snell & Wilmer's Las Vegas and Reno offices.  His practice is focused on complex civil and white collar criminal litigation, as well as corporate investigations and administrative law, including Nevada gaming law matters.  Greg’s almost 20 years of practice includes significant experience as a "first chair" trial and appellate advocate, as well as service at the highest levels of state and federal government.

Greg joined the firm in 2009 after approximately two years as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada.  As Nevada's chief federal law enforcement officer, he supervised all federal criminal prosecutions and all civil litigation involving the United States in Nevada.  During his tenure Greg personally handled several matters both at trial and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before his appointment as U.S. Attorney, Greg served in a variety of other senior government posts in Washington, D.C.  From 2006 to 2007 he was Chief Legal Officer at the U.S. Government Printing Office ("GPO"), overseeing the agency's Office of General Counsel.  From 2004 to 2006, Greg served as GPO's Inspector General, supervising all internal audits and investigations.  From 2003 to 2004, he served at U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Greg's government experience also includes having been twice elected to the Nevada State Assembly and his current service as a Nevada State Senator. He has also served on several state commissions and task forces dedicated to the study of critical civil and criminal justice issues.

Prior to his recent federal government service, Greg spent nearly 10 years in private practice during which he litigated a wide range of cases, including such issues as product liability, insurance bad faith, professional negligence, and contract disputes.  He has extensive experience as lead counsel in trials, appeals, administrative hearings, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Representative Matters

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Recent Significant Matters

  • Representation of a company implicated in a Department of Justice investigation of violations of federal export control laws
  • Defense of national lending institutions in state false claims act cases
  • Representation of a publicly traded company in a state attorney general investigation into mortgage foreclosure practices
  • Defense of a law firm against allegations of legal malpractice
  • Representation of companies subject to federal Inspector General audits and investigations
  • Defense of publicly traded companies and directors in shareholder class-action litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty allegations
  • Defense of companies against allegations of deceptive trade practices
  • Representation of a utility company in an administrative proceeding before the Federal Bureau of Land Management

Education

  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (Executive Program, 2006)
  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1992)
  • University of California, Berkeley (A.B., 1986)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • International Association of Gaming Advisors, Member
  • UNLV Boyd School of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Member
  • Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Policy Advisory Board, Member
  • American Inns of Court, Bruce R. Thompson Chapter, Member
  • National Association of Former United States Attorneys, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Representative Presentations & Publications

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2014)
  • Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)

Community Involvement

  • KNPB Channel 5 Television (Reno), Board of Trustees, Member
  • Community Foundation of Western Nevada, Advisory Board, Member

Other Professional Experience

  • United States Attorney for the District of Nevada (2007-2009)
  • United States Government Printing Office, General Counsel (2006-2007)
  • United States Government Printing Office, Inspector General (2004-2006)
  • United States Department of Justice, Special Counsel (2003-2004)
  • Private Law Practice (1992-2003)

Public Service

  • Nevada Senate, Member (2011-present)
  • Nevada Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice, Member (2011-present)
  • Nevada Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission, Member (2012-present)
  • Nevada Legislature's Interim Committee to Study the Impact of Technology Upon the Regulation of Gaming, Member (2013-present)
  • State Bar of Nevada, Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board, Member (2010-present)
  • White House Council on Integrity and Efficiency, Member (2004-2006)
  • Nevada Assembly, Member (1998-2002)

Military Service

  • United States Navy, Surface Warfare Officer, Active and Reserve Duty (1987-1993)

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