Richard Trachok, a partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Regulatory practice group, focuses his efforts on the following areas of law: energy and alternative energy, telecommunications and utilities, gaming, and regulatory. He also advises clients regarding government relations law in the state of Nevada.
Richard has significant experience helping gaming clients obtain proper licensing to operate in the US and around the world. Over the past 20 years, he has represented European gaming companies in licensing proceedings before the Nevada Gaming Commission, licensing agencies in Australia, France, Greece, Spain, Canada, and state and Indian gaming agencies throughout the U.S.
Through much of his career, Richard taught and wrote extensively on construction law issues. He spent 15 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada-Reno, teaching construction law in the graduate construction management program. Since 2006, he has held the post of Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law where he teaches international trade law.
- Guides clients in obtaining appropriate licensure in the area of Internet gaming. Currently represents International Game Technology PLC (IGT)—the largest supplier of lottery machines and services in the world—in all gaming matters before the Nevada Gaming Commission.
- Serves as the Nevada regulatory counsel for First Solar.
- Served as lead outside regulatory counsel for NV Energy from 2006 through 2013 handling rate cases and resource planning cases before the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada..
- Assisted in obtaining regulatory approvals for the MidAmerican/Berkshire acquisition of NV Energy in December 2013.
- Assisted Ormat Inc. and Far West Capital in the 1980’s with regulatory issues and project financing a number of geothermal power projects.
- Adjunct Professor (teaching the law of international trade), University of San Francisco School of Law, January 2006 - present
- Adjunct Professor (taught construction law in the graduate construction management program), University of Nevada, Reno, 1988-2003
- Adjunct Professor/Assistant Dean (taught contracts and conflicts of law), Nevada School of Law, Reno, 1981-1985
- Author, "Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law, Chapter on Nevada Law,"
- Author, "Nevada Civil Practice Manual, Chapter on Nevada Bond and Lien Law ,"
- Co-Author, "Fifty State Public Construction Contracting, Chapter on Nevada Law ,"
- Author, "Nevada Construction Law and Mechanic's Liens," 1995
- Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
- The Best Lawyers in America - Gaming Law