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Matt Morris

Associate

5441 Kietzke Lane, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89511
9555 Hillwood Drive, 2nd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Matt counsels energy, corporate, and gaming clients on regulatory, litigation, and legislative matters.

Matt applies extensive state and local policy experience to help clients navigate the complex permitting, regulatory compliance matters, and litigation, their projects may face. He guides clients through legal and regulatory obstacles encountered when operating across jurisdictions in Nevada. Matt draws from more than ten years of experience in government service to counsel clients on a range of issues, including legislative affairs, workforce and infrastructure development, gaming issues, and energy policy. He also assists clients in developing and implementing effective strategic planning initiatives.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Matt worked at a prominent civil litigation defense firm in Nevada. His government experience includes serving as Legislative Director and Senior Policy Analyst for Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and working as a staffer in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Matt also served as a law clerk to Justice Ron Parraguirre at the Nevada Supreme Court.

Experience

Matt provides practical representation to clients operating in Nevada on a range of matters including:

  • Legislative affairs, strategic planning, and public policy initiatives
  • Commercial litigation, including professional negligence and products liability defense
  • Energy and administrative law and regulation

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Memberships and Affiliations

  • UNLV Boyd School of Law
    • Alumni Board of Directors, Member, 2018-present
    • Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition, Competition Judge, 2021
    • Policy and Legislation Society, Advisory Board Member, 2019-present
  • Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates, Board of Directors, 2016-present
  • Clark County Bar Association Client Counseling Competition, Competition Judge, 2019-2021
  • Reno Young Professionals Network, Member, 2016-present
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