Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Law & Politics


  • State Senator Aaron Ford has joined Eglet Prince. [press release]
  • Hutchison & Steffen filed an amicus curiae brief for Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education. [press release]
  • In related news, singling out Ford and Hutchison, Jon Ralston looks at the Nevada legislature and conflicts of interest. [RGJ]
  • Metro pays $80,000 to woman falsely accused of prostitution. [RJ]
  • Yesterday was the groundbreaking for the new Supreme Court downtown. [RJ]
  • The businessman at the center of a stripper-extortion scheme may get out of having his name revealed. [RJ]
  • AG Adam Laxalt defends lawsuit over sage grouse. [KNPR]

13 comments:

  1. Let's speculate that a partner at Snell makes somewhere between $350k and 600k per year (depending on book of course) - do you think Ford tripled that by going over to Eglet? At least doubled it, right?

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    1. Some pretty wild speculation.

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    2. You'd have to have a pretty big book and a couple of really diligent associates to make that at Snell. It's possible to make the numbers above; but unless a partner at Ford's level is exceptionally diligent, the range is closer to $250k - 400k.

      Anyone know how compensation at Eglet's place is calculated for people not named Eglet? No guessing.

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    3. Wow to 1:36. No. No he was not making anywhere close to those numbers at S&W. And no he did not triple those numbers by joining EP.

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    4. I'm confident that low end partners at the big firm I'm at make about $250k, and I'm pretty sure (although not confident) that the very top ones make over a million. I don't know where Ford is on the spectrum. I find it hard to fathom why someone would leave Snell to go to Eglet--it seems like no one can work with Eglet for more than a few years.

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    5. That should say (although not 100% confident)

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    6. I think Ford's going to Eglet's office was more about him being able to focus more on his political work than he was able to do at S&W. Certainly he isn't a personal injury attorney, nor a trial attorney for that matter. My guess is Eglet gets a prominent democratic leader on his letterhead, and Ford gets a little more leeway than he had at Snell.

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  2. Speaking of Laxalt, did his Solicitor General, Lawrence VanDyke, take the bar and fail or did he not take it? Anyone know the story?

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  3. Laxalt scares me. .I see him as the Martin Sheen president pushing the button in the Dead Zone. Hope I'm wrong.

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    1. Maybe Eglet can hire Laxalt and pay him to just not be Laxalt.

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  4. It would be nice to see more posts about judge's rulings in Las Vegas. I think there is more to consider then appellate court record. Some recent rulings are just absurd and warrant people's attention.

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  5. Next month's news - Aaron Ford has left Eglet Prince

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