Areas of Practice
Education
  • B.A., Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
Areas of Practice
Education
  • B.A., Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno

Professional Background

Susan Fisher brings nearly three decades of government relations and public policy experience to McDonald Carano, covering issues before local, state and federal bodies. Prior to joining McDonald Carano in 2014 as Government Affairs and Advocacy Group vice president, Fisher served as executive vice president for a cooperative electric utility headquartered in southern Nevada. She has also owned and operated her own political consulting and public relations company, Fisher Consulting, based in Reno, Nevada.

Having lived and worked in various parts of Nevada over the past four decades, Fisher’s extensive resources and relationships assist her in providing clients with personalized service and proven results. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. While in Reno, Fisher was on the Executive Board of the National Championship Reno Air Races, Board of Directors of the Nevada Military Support Alliance, Reno-Tahoe International Airport Air Services Task Force, Reno-Tahoe International Airport Community Outreach Committee, Downtown Improvement Association, City of Reno Alcohol Advisory Board, and UNR Presidents Legislative Advisory Board.

Fisher has enjoyed appointments to several state boards and commissions by former Governors Kenny Guinn, Jim Gibbons,  and  Governor Brian Sandoval. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Nevada Outreach Training Organization (NoToAbuse) in Nye County. She is a recipient of the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Patrick Henry Award for contributions and efforts benefiting the Nevada National Guard.

Fisher has represented a wide variety of client interests including industry associations, local government, pharmaceuticals, energy issues, mining and mineral exploration, health care providers, landlord/tenant issues, hotel and lodging, manufactured/modular building industry, power sports, and state regulatory boards.

Community Engagement

The Public Education Foundation, Board Member

Nevada Preservation Foundation, President of the Board

Attorney News

Nevada Newsmakers – Interview with Susan Fisher

Friday, July 6, 2018, nevadanewsmakers.com Sam Shad interviewed Susan Fisher on a number of subjects, touching on Nevada water issues and Coyote Springs Development; Question 3 Nevada, The Energy Choice Initiative; and the…

Energy and Where We Are Headed

Nevada Newsmakers, March 1, 2018 Sam Shad interviews Susan Fisher regarding Question 3 – The Energy Choice Initiative.  If this passes, electricity monopolies would be abolished, and a competitive retail market would…

Connecting The Dots: Lobbyists Line Up Clients As 2017 Session Tees Off

Nevada lawmakers come and go, but one thing remains the same year after year in Carson City — the hordes of mostly well-dressed, well-spoken lobbyists who do their best to…

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