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Lewis Roca Lawyer Appointed to Nevada Gaming Commission

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LAS VEGAS (July 28, 2020) – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced Ogonna Brown has been appointed to a four-year term as a member of The Nevada Gaming Commission by Governor Steve Sisolak. The five-member Gaming Commission determines final gaming matters recommended by the three-member Nevada Gaming Control Board which then implements and enforces the State’s laws governing gaming.

“I am honored that Governor Sisolak had the confidence to appoint me to this most important position,” stated Brown. “I have practiced in Clark County, the state and in the federal court system and my 20 years as a complex business litigator and bankruptcy attorney in the legal community will serve me well as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission.”

As a partner and member of the firm’s Litigation practice group, Brown practices in the areas of complex business litigation and bankruptcy, focusing on creditors’ rights. She is passionate about mentoring up-and-coming lawyers and taking pro bono cases, staying highly active with the William S. Boyd School of Law’s mentoring programs and with Legal Aid of Southern Nevada. She is also active in the community, serving on the board of Shade Tree, Goodwill of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada. Brown is a former office holder and board member of the Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys and a barrister with the Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court. She was inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy as a Fellow in 2018.

Brown was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, from 2001 through 2002. She was a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 2014 through 2016. During this time, she served as Lawyer Representative Co-Chair of the Nevada Delegation and member of the Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee, District Conference Planning Committee and the Attorney Admission Fund Advisory Group Committee. While serving as a Lawyer Representative, Brown assisted Bankruptcy Judges with presentations for the Bankruptcy Breakout Sessions at the Judicial District Conferences and attended and participated with the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference program.

Brown received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her J.D. from UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law.

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