Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Matthew Walker has joined the firm’s Government Relations Department as a policy advisor and will be based in the firm’s Las Vegas office. Walker bolsters the firm’s well-established, bipartisan Nevada state and local lobbying team of Shareholder Alisa Nave-Worth and Senior Policy Advisor Jodi Stephens.
“Matt’s robust campaign experience and work with leaders in Nevada’s state legislature, municipalities and private industry are a great addition to our Nevada government affairs team here at Brownstein,” said Nave-Worth. “His extensive advocacy on land use and work with Southern Nevada municipalities enhance our ability to provide strategic advice on a wide range of issues.”
As a policy advisor, Walker actively engages with clients on identifying and executing legislative priorities, researches and tracks a variety of legislative issues and crafts creative strategies to best position his clients for a positive outcome. His extensive experience at the municipal level on land use policy ensures he can assist a variety of clients at the municipal level in addition to the state level. A seasoned campaign veteran, Walker began his career in Nevada with the Assembly Democratic Caucus. Over the course of his engagement with the caucus, he was responsible for executing campaign strategy for a number of members of the Nevada legislature.
Walker went on to serve as a policy analyst to Assembly Speakers Oceguera and Kirkpatrick where he focused on researching, drafting, messaging and negotiating key bills involving government efficiency, education, health care, economic development, government efficiency, education and budget. Most recently, he served as the vice president of government and community relations for the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.