Jennifer J Gaynor

Jennifer J. Gaynor

Jennifer Gaynor represents clients before the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nevada. She also practices before various professional and licensing boards and state and local tax authorities, and represents clients on matters involving First Amendment law, public records and open meeting law, gaming law and regulatory agency actions.

Education & Credentials


Northeastern University

B.A., Journalism, 1997
  • magna cum laude

George Washington University Law School

J.D., 2005

Bar Admission

  • Nevada2005


  • Nevada Business Magazine’s Legal Elite 2017-2019, “Southern Nevada Top Attorney” for Administrative & Agency Matters, Government Relations, Gaming Law 
  • Named a Top Lawyer by Desert Companion magazine, 2014
  • Named a Rising Star by Mountain States Super Lawyers for Administrative Law, 2009-2010; 2012-2015

Professional Involvement

  • Nevada State Chair, CARE
  • Board Member and Secretary, Nevada Preservation Foundation
  • Member, CLE Committee, State Bar of Nevada


  • Co-Author, "All Quiet on the Las Vegas Strip: Compliance Considerations for the COVID-19 Shutdown in Nevada," Dickinson Wright Gaming & Hospitality Newsletter, March 2020
  • Co-Author, LexisNexis Gaming Law & Practice Guide, 2019
  • Co-Author,  "USA - Nevada," International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling 2019, November 2018
  • Co-Author, “Will You Soon Be Able to (Legally) Bet on Sports Outside of Nevada? What the Supreme Court Decision Really Means,” Nevada Lawyer, August 2018 
  • Presenter, Nevada Dispensary Association, “Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) and the Cannabis Industry: Reducing Your Legal Risks,” June 26, 2018 
  • Co-Author, “Gaming Law & Practice,” LexisNexis, November 2017
  • Co-Author, “US Gaming Trends 2017 – Sports Wagering in the Sessions Era,” Chambers and Partners’ Global Gaming, Gambling & Licensing Guide, October 2017
  • Co-Author, “Nevada 2017 Legislative Update: Gaming Law,” Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association, September 2017
  • Presenter, Nevada 2017 Legislative Update: eSports and other Adventures in Gaming Law Webinar, State Bar of Nevada, August 22, 2017
  • Guest Lecturer on Gaming Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • "2015 Changes to Nevada's Open Meeting Law and Public Records Statutes," Communiqué, October 2015
  • "Nevada Legislative Update 2015: Business and Tax Law," State Bar of Nevada CLE, Presenter, September 2015
  • "Nevada Legislative Update 2015: Gaming Law," State Bar of Nevada CLE, Presenter, September 2015
  • "Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions," Association of Corporate Counsel Nevada CLE Luncheon, Presenter, August 2015
  • "The Expanding Umbrella of Nevada Regulation," Casino Enterprise Management, Co-Author, August 2015
  • "Medical Marijuana and Gaming: How Close is Too Close?," Law360, Co-Author, June 2015
  • "Fantasy Sports and Real-World Risks," Casino Enterprise Management, Co-Author, June 2015
  • “What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Nevada,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, Co-Presenter, October 2014
  • Public Records Act Litigation, “Protecting Private Sector Interests: Nevada’s Anti-Slapp Statute,” Law Seminars International, October 2013
  • “Nevada’s Open Meeting Law and Public Records Statute,” State Bar of Nevada CLE, June 2013
  • “Nevada Property Tax Appeals: Practice Tips and Tricks,” Communiqué, March 2010
  • “Gaming Law Pitfalls: A Review of Issues for the Non-Gaming Attorney,” Clark County Bar Association CLE Seminar, Co-Presenter, May 2009
  • “Why Are My Property Tax Bills Going Up When Property Values are Going Down? Answering Vexing Client Questions About Nevada’s Property Tax Abatement Scheme,” Nevada Lawyer, Co-Author, April 2009
  • “Developers and Lenders Need to Be Wary of the Lapsing of Approvals for Mothballed Projects,” Lionel Sawyer & Collins Client Alert, Co-Author, January 2009; Excerpt re-published in Construction Connection, March 2009
  • “How to Be A Public Access TV Star: a.k.a. Tips on Being a Successful Administrative Law Attorney” Communiqué, December 2008
  • “What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, Co-Presenter, April 2008
  • “Gambling with Nevada’s Lottery Laws,” Communiqué, February 2008
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