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Carrie L. Parker

Carrie L. Parker

Associate| Reno

Carrie Parker’s practice is concentrated in commercial litigation matters, administrative law, investigations, government enforcement and white collar protection. In her commercial litigation and administrative law practice, Carrie has experience representing clients in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, embezzlement, appointment of a receivership, appeal of an administrative decision, licensing and professional disciplinary matters, and violation of the Open Meeting Law. In her practice related to investigations, government enforcement and white collar protection, Carrie has counseled her clients related to internal investigations; company and individual defense against actual or potential prosecution; company and individual representation in instances where a client is a subject or witness, but not a target of the investigation; and best practices for implementing policies to respond to government subpoenas and requests for information. Throughout her career, she has represented a range of clients including individuals, public companies, private companies and governmental entities, among others.

Before 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 in a wrongfully discharged by a school board and Open Meeting Law violation matters
  • Representing general improvement district
  • Representing contractors before local school board, county commission, and city councils
  • Represented public bodies in state government
  • 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 in a wrongful discharge by a school board and Open Meeting Law violation matter
  • Represented a superintendent having difficulties with school board and requiring revisions to employment contract
Administrative Law
  • Represented professionals being investigated for professional discipline
  • Represented vendors seeking contracts with public boards or entities
  • 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
Investigations, Government Enforcement and White Collar Protection
  • 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