Bradley Schrager

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Bradley Schrager, partner in the Las Vegas office, focuses his practice on political and legislative processes. He handles campaign finance compliance matters, election litigation, ethics investigations, and more. He represents state and national political parties; federal, state, and local candidates; legislative caucuses; political action committees; and other clients involved in the political process. He also has expertise in ballot initiative litigation, representing both proponents and opponents of popular initiatives and referenda. Mr. Schrager also maintains a sophisticated appellate and complex litigation practice, handling matters before state and federal courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Election & Political Law
  • Constitutional Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation

Representative cases

  • Chesnut et al v. Democratic Party of Nevada, (D.Nev. 2008) (Represented Democratic National Committee in case upholding party’s associational rights in structuring presidential caucus).
  • Miller v. Burk, 188 P.3d 1112 (Nev. 2008) (Challenge to application of Nevada’s term limits constitutional amendment).
  • Flamingo Paradise Gaming, LLC v. Chanos, 217 P.3d 546. (Nev. 2009) (Challenge to constitutionality of Nevada’s comprehensive smoking ban initiative).
  • P.E.S.T. Committee v. Miller, 626 F.3d 1097 (9th Cir. 2010) (Amicus brief on behalf of business coalition supporting constitutionality of Nevada’s single-subject rule for ballot initiatives.)
  • Guy et al v. Miller (2011) (Nevada’s court-ordered decennial redistricting of legislative and congressional maps).
  • O’Connor v. Mallory, __ Nev. __ (2012) (Application of term limits to county district attorneys).
  • St. Mary v. Damon, __ Nev. __ (2012) (First-impression appeal regarding same-sex surrogate parental rights under Nevada law).
  • Additionally, in Nevada Mining Association v. Fulkerson (2010), Nevada Open for Business Coalition v. Christensen (2010), and Nevada Mining Association v. Miller (2012), Mr. Schrager was able to prevent proposed ballot initiatives raising mining taxes and imposing draconian immigration reform from reaching the general election ballot.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • “Post-Election Law and Procedure in Nevada: Recounts and Election Contests,” Nevada Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 9, September 2012.
  • “Nevada Ballot Initiatives in Court,” Presentation to Nevada Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2012.
  • “What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Health Care Reform,” Presentation to Nevada Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2011.
  • “Legislative Update: Ballot Initiatives and Petitions,” with Kathleen Fellows, Esq., Communiqué: The Clark County Bar Journal, Vol. 30, No. 8, September 2009.
Education
  • Juris Doctor (2006), University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Ph.D. (2001), in the History of the Americas from Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Arts (1990), Washington University in St. Louis
Memberships
  • Member of the State Bar of Nevada
  • Founding Member & Officer, Nevada State Bar Appellate Practice Section
Honors & Outside Activities
  • Listed in Nevada Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2009, 2011, and 2012
  • Co-chair, Nevada State Bar Appellate Section Subcommittee on Appellate Pro Bono/Access to Justice Program
  • Children’s Attorneys Project Attorney, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 2006-present