Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce the addition of J. Brin Gibson as a shareholder in its Las Vegas office. Gibson stepped down as Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s top advisor at the beginning of this year and most recently assisted Gov. Sisolak with Nevada’s two special sessions addressing issues related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
“We’re thrilled to have Brin join our Las Vegas team,” said Ellen Schulhofer, managing partner of Brownstein’s Las Vegas office. “His background and experience with highly regulated industries lines up perfectly with our firm’s areas of expertise and focus on working at the cross section of business, law and politics. He’ll work closely with our gaming, data privacy/security, water and government relations groups.”
Gibson served as general counsel for Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada executive branch agency directors who relied on him as the chief legal counselor regarding ethics, transactional and legislative matters as well as protection of state interests in the gaming and cannabis industries. He worked as head of the gaming division in the Nevada Attorney General’s Office and also served as the commissioner of the Colorado River Commission of Nevada. Gibson has also developed expertise advising venture-backed clients on legal matters including recognizing and mitigating unconscious bias in artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms; data feed acquisition agreements; SaaS contracting; balancing data acquisition with personal privacy and civil liberty concerns; and in growing, protecting, and managing complex IP portfolios.
“When the opportunity came up to join Brownstein I couldn’t pass it up,” Gibson said. “The firm’s reputation in Nevada is second to none and I’m excited to join this talented team that’s helping Nevada businesses navigate these unprecedented times.”
Gibson earned his bachelor of arts, master of public policy and juris doctor degrees from Brigham Young University.