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Laxalt lands job with GOP-friendly D.C. law firm

By: - March 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Laxalt primary night

Adam Laxalt speaking the night of his primary victory in 2018 (Laxalt campaign video screenshot).

Laxalt primary night
Adam Laxalt speaking the night of his primary victory in 2018 (Laxalt campaign video screenshot).

Time to play “Where are they now?”

Adam Laxalt, former Nevada attorney general and Republican candidate for governor who was defeated by Steve Sisolak last year, has landed a job with Cooper & Kirk PLLC.

According to one of the descriptions touted on the Washington D.C. firm’s website, Cooper & Kirk is “the top choice for plaintiffs who want to sue the federal government.”

“We have also invalidated numerous federal statutes,” the firm adds.

“As a boutique, we are able to limit our hiring to only the most outstanding law school graduates,” the firm says.

The last time Laxalt was with a law firm, Lewis & Roca in Las Vegas in 2014, he was described in an evaluation as a “train wreck.” The evaluation’s recommendation for Laxalt was a “freeze in salary, deferral, and possible termination.”

Laxalt was elected attorney general that year instead.

Laxalt is widely expected to make another run for political office, with most speculation focusing on Nevada’s 3rd congressional district in 2020.

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Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

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