John P. Desmond's Expanded Role for University of Nevada-Reno Foundation Board of Trustees

March 2, 2017
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that John P. Desmond, member partner in our Reno office, has an expanded role with the University of Nevada-Reno’s Foundation Board of Trustees.

Desmond was recently re-appointed to the University of Nevada Foundation Investment Committee and was appointed to the newly formed Gift Acceptance and Acquisitions Committee.

The Investment Committee recommends strategies and guidelines as to the management of the Foundation’s investments and the performance of the portfolio. The Gift Acceptance and Acquisition Committee reviews possible acquisition of real property and other assets by the Foundation.

Additionally, Desmond previously served as President of the Washoe County Bar Association and currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Washoe Legal Services. Desmond is also a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee, the Nevada State Board of Bar Examiners, and the Nevada Supreme Court Statewide Access to Justice Committee.

“I look forward to my expanded role with the UNR Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and our work to help secure the future of our students and community,” said Desmond.

Desmond is a business litigator at Dickinson Wright. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and appellate work. Desmond regularly represents and counsels clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving contract disputes, buy/sell agreements and disputes over intellectual property. Desmond’s representation of clients includes a significant number of matters before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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