McDonald Carano Expands Government Affairs Practice

November 4, 2019 – McDonald Carano is pleased to announce the addition of a highly accomplished attorney, highlighting the firm’s continued commitment to expansion in Nevada. Mackenzie Warren joins the firm in Las Vegas as a Vice President in the Government Affairs & Advocacy Group.

“Because of the unique background and perspective that Mackenzie brings, she will be a great asset to the firm and our clients,” said Jeff Silvestri, managing partner of McDonald Carano. “We welcome and look forward to working with her as part of the McDonald Carano team.”

Mackenzie Warren is a Vice President in the firm’s Government Affairs & Advocacy Group where she focuses on practical legislative solutions for clients in Southern Nevada. She began her career as a two-time Emmy nominated television news anchor and reporter for the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas and Reno, where she covered all of Nevada, including Clark County and several municipalities during the Great Recession and recovery. She served as the station’s investigative reporter and Capitol Correspondent covering the Nevada Legislature in both the 2011 and 2013 legislative sessions.

Ms. Warren began her legal career focusing on litigation before moving into her Government Affairs practice. She has litigated before the Nevada Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County Nevada – Civil and Family Division. She also handles land use issues, including property development up and down the Las Vegas Strip and beyond. She received her J.D. from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV.

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