Former Governor Robert List focuses primarily upon public policy and government relations for corporate and business clients on the federal, state and local levels. His work in government relations has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America multiple times. He has a particular emphasis on mining, energy, natural resources, construction, banking, gaming and finance. In addition, he counsels clients on administrative and regulatory matters as well as business expansion initiatives and business plans.
Mr. List served as the 24th Governor of Nevada from 1979 to 1983. Prior to being elected Governor, he served for eight years as the elected Attorney General of Nevada after serving as District Attorney of Carson City, Nevada. He was Chairman of both the Western Governors’ Association and the Conference of Western Attorneys General. His experience with issues specific to the western states has led to numerous speeches and presentations, including at the prestigious Chautauqua Institute in 2014.
Former Gov. List remains politically active in Nevada. Most recently, List served as chairman of the transition team for Nevada Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt. He was also the Republican National Committeeman for Nevada and Chairman of the RNC Budget Committee during the 2011-2012 election cycle. He had served as a Presidential or Cabinet Member appointee to governing and advisory boards and commissions under Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan, and with both Bush administrations.
Mr. List currently serves on several boards of directors, including College Loan Corporation, the Nevada Taxpayers’ Association, the Keystone Corporation and Prime Trust, LLC.
Former Gov. List received his B.S. degree from Utah State University, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
- Member, State Bar of Nevada
- Admitted to Practice, District of Columbia
- Admitted to Practice United States Supreme Court
- Admitted to Practice, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court, Nevada
- Member, Society of Attorneys General Emeritus
- Member, Past Governors’ Association