Bradley Schrager, partner in the Las Vegas office, is head of the firm’s Politics & Government practice. He handles campaign finance compliance matters, election litigation, ethics investigations and more, for a wide variety of clients including state and national political parties; federal, state, and local candidates; legislative caucuses; political action committees; nonprofits; and others involved in political and legislative processes. He also has expertise in ballot measures, 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, and represents plaintiffs in class action and labor law matters.

Areas of Practice

  •  Election & Political Law
  •  Appeals & Writs
  •  Class Actions
  •  Labor Law

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  •  In Re Nevada State Senate Recalls (2018) (Defeated recall petitions against two of Nevada’s sitting State Senators)
  •  Diaz v. MDC Restaurants (2018) (determining employer health insurance standards for minimum wage workers in Nevada)
  • Nevada Labor Commissioner v. Hancock (2016) (regarding constitutionality of regulations underpinning Nevada’s constitutional minimum wage provision)
  • Committee to Preserve Nevada Jobs v. Committee to Raise the Minimum Wage in Nevada (2016) (defended ballot measure against court challenge)
  • Schwartz v. Lopez (2016) (successfully challenged Nevada’s Education Savings Account program as unconstitutional)
  • Guy et al. v. Miller (2011) (Nevada’s court-ordered decennial redistricting of legislative and congressional maps).
  • Chesnut et al v. Democratic Party of Nevada, (2008) (Represented Democratic National Committee in case upholding party’s associational rights in structuring presidential caucuses)

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor (2006), University of Notre Dame Law School
  •  Ph.D. (2001), American History, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Arts (1990), Washington University in St. Louis

Admissions

  • State bar of Nevada

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • “What’s the Matter with the Nevada Constitution?”  Nevada Lawyer, Vol. 25, No. 1, November 2017.
  • “ESAs are a Raid on Public Funds in Disguise,” Nevada Independent, February 22, 2017.
  •  “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.