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Clark Hill Announces Strategic Addition to Las Vegas Office

July 15, 2021

Clark Hill today announced that John T. (JT) Moran, III is joining the firm’s Las Vegas office as Senior Counsel in the Litigation Group. Moran represents clients in the gaming industry in the United States and internationally. With nearly 20 years of legal experience, Moran has represented many premier gaming, finance, and infrastructure companies, handling licensing matters and all aspects of regulatory compliance.

“JT will be a key connector for Clark Hill in Las Vegas as the firm expands its Gaming Industry Initiative,” Kaveri Subbarao, Litigation Business Unit Director said. “Las Vegas is a unique business environment, and the Moran family goes back four generations. JT knows the people, the Courts, and most importantly how business is done, the Vegas way. Our clients and the firm will benefit greatly from his insider’s perspective.”

Moran represents private and government clients before various state and local government agencies, including the Nevada Legislature, city councils, county commissions, state gaming agencies, and various other political subdivisions, including lobbying and administrative hearings. His experience encompasses the gaming industry, and he focuses his practice on gaming operations and regulatory matters, including those related to land-based gaming, Internet gaming, and the manufacture and distribution of gaming equipment.

“The national and global gaming companies that I represent need the full range of services that a global firm like Clark Hill offers,” Moran said. “With the explosion in Internet gaming, as well as the expansion of brick and mortar gaming across the country, the opportunity to be the one-stop shop for gaming clients is what the combination of Moran and Clark Hill offers clients.”

Moran is currently serving a six-year term as an elected member on Nevada’s Board of Regents, the entity governing Nevada’s System of Higher Education, setting policy and approving budgets for state universities and other public higher education institutions in Nevada.  He is also the former gubernatorial appointee and chairman to the Nevada Commission on Ethics, an eight-member body tasked with interpretation and enforcement of the provisions of ethics in government law set forth in Nevada Revised Statutes. Prior to his gubernatorial appointment to the Ethics Commission, Moran served as Judge Pro Tempore in the City of Henderson from 2004 to 2008. In addition, Moran serves on both the State Bar of Nevada’s Fee Dispute Committee and Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee.

Moran hails from one of Nevada’s most prominent families. His paternal grandfather was the Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s first Sheriff and his maternal grandfather was a gaming legend and community pioneer. Moran’s father, John Jr., is a Nevada legend in his own right, serving currently as the Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission and as its longest-tenured member.  John Jr. also served as Chairman for both the Colorado River Commission and the Nevada Wildlife Commission.

Moran earned a B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University in 1995, graduating with honors. He received his J.D. from California Western School of Law. Moran is admitted to practice before state and federal courts of Nevada and is a member of the American and Nevada Bar Associations.

Moran and his wife Melissa, also a practicing lawyer, have two children.

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