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Moran Named NGC Chairman

Moran Named NGC Chairman

Nevada Gaming Commission Chairman John Moran

Longtime Nevada Gaming Commissioner John Moran Jr. was recently named chairman of the commission. First appointed to the commission by Governor Kenny Guinn in 2004, then reappointed to successive four-year terms by Governor Jim Gibbons and Governor Brian Sandoval, Moran has been acting chairman since the resignation of Tony Alamo in April. Alamo left to devote more time to his medical practice as the coronavirus spread.

Moran is the son of late Clark County Sheriff John Moran Sr., and served with what was then the Clark County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff beginning in 1969. He was admitted to practice law in Nevada in 1975 and is the founding senior member of the Moran Law Firm in Las Vegas.

Prior to joining the gaming commission, Moran served on the Colorado River Commission and the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners.

Governor Steve Sisolak also appointed Las Vegas attorney Ogonna Brown to fill a commission vacancy. A partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Brown has nearly 20 years of legal experience and expertise in business litigation and bankruptcy focusing on creditors’ rights. She was a judicial law clerk to Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 2001 and 2002, and was a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 2014 to 2016.

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