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Carrie L. Parker

Carrie L. Parker

Associate| Reno


Carrie Parker’s practice is concentrated in white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation matters. In her white collar criminal defense practice, Carrie provides counsel to clients who have been served with federal grand jury subpoenas, are being investigated by the state or federal government, and/or are facing criminal prosecution. In her commercial litigation practice, Carrie has experience representing clients in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, embezzlement, appointment of a receivership, appeal of an administrative decision, and violation of the Open Meeting Law. Throughout her career, she has represented a range of clients including individuals, public companies, private companies, and governmental entities, among others.

Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Carrie worked in the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.

As a Deputy Attorney General, she represented the State of Nevada Department of Education; the State Board of Education; the Department of Administration, Division of Human Resource Management; the Employee-Management Committee; and Nevada’s Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE). She is well versed in Nevada’s Open Meeting Law, Nevada’s Public Records Law, and the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act, as well as the laws and regulations related to education, state employment law, and WICHE. Additionally, Carrie worked on a qui tam investigation under Nevada’s False Claims Act.

Public service is important to Carrie. Prior to beginning her career in law, Carrie worked as a public high school teacher and track coach, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, and a church camp counselor.

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Open Meeting Law
  • Represented a superintendent who was wrongfully discharged by the school board, who committed multiple Open Meeting Law violations
  • Representing general improvement district
  • Representing contractors before local school board, county commission, and city councils
  • Represented public bodies in state government
Education
  • Represented a graduate student facing removal from program
  • Represented a professor related to sexual harassment and discrimination issues
  • Represented public school teachers facing discipline issues
  • Represented a charter school whose charter was in jeopardy of being revoked
  • Represented a superintendent who was wrongfully discharged by the school board, who committed multiple Open Meeting Law violations
  • Represented a superintendent having difficulties with school board and requiring revisions to employment contract
Healthcare
  • Defending a large regional hospital in medical malpractice and premises liability cases
  • Representing a large regional hospital with issues related to civil commitment and guardianships
  • Representing doctors in professional discipline and credentialing matters
  • Representing healthcare providers in relation to HIPAA requirements
  • Represented healthcare provider on reporting requirements related to inadvertent Medicaid and Medicare overpayments
False Claims Act
  • Represented relator in False Claims Act case alleging Medicare and Medicaid fraud
White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Representing defendant in bid-rigging case involving allegations of violations of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act
  • Represented individual and corporate clients who received grand jury subpoenas
  • Represented company being investigated by the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office related to alleged securities violations
  • The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2007)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean's List
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Public Lands & Mining (2006)
    • Arizona Law Review, Executive Note Editor (2006-2007), Staff Writer (2005-2006)
  • Ohio University (M.Ed., Secondary Education, 1999)
    • Graduate Teaching Fellowship
  • Ohio University (B.A., History, summa cum laude, 1996)
    • Honors Tutorial College, Outstanding History Graduate (1996)
    • College of Education, Outstanding Junior (1996)
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    • Phi Alpha Theta, International Honor Society in History, Epsilon Beta Chapter
  • Standing Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee, State Bar of Nevada (2009-2016)
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Bruce Thompson Chapter
  • Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • "Bankers Beware of So-Called 'Hotwatch' Orders - Are They Even Legal?" Co-Author, White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section (Winter/Spring 2015)
  • "Bankers Beware: Mortgage Fraud Task Forces on the Warpath," Co-Author, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 13, 2009)
  • "Racial Profiling in Immigration Enforcement: State and Local Agreements to Enforce Federal Immigration Law," Author, Arizona Law Review, 49 Ariz. L. Rev. 113 (2007)
  • The Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation, Board of Directors (2015)
  • Nevada Department of Education, Criminal Justice Standards Writing Committee, Member
  • State of Nevada, Office of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General (2012-2014)
  • Downey Brand, LLP, Associate (2008-2012)
  • Supreme Court of Nevada, Law Clerk for Chief Justice Mark Gibbons (2007-2008)
  • State of Arizona, Office of the Governor, General Counsel Legal Intern (2005)
  • Nevada
  • California
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit