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Sam McMullen focuses his work on governmental law, strategic positioning, lobbying and political strategy. He represents business and political clients for maximum positive effect in legal and strategic positioning, governmental relations and public affairs. Sam is skilled in multiple governmental and regulatory agencies including gaming, state and local taxation, licensing and permitting, insurance, health, utilities, environmental, energy, land use and planning, development and local government approvals, among others. He has vast experience in political law, including advice and counsel on initiative and referendum law and litigation, campaign and election law and practices, political contributions, and PAC laws and regulation.

Previously, Sam was a shareholder at Gordon Silver, president of The McMullen Strategic Group, ran his own law firm, was executive director of the Northern Nevada Gaming Industry Association (1990-1998), and was a counsel rising to the Vice President of Governmental Affairs at Harrah’s Strategic Group (1981-1990). He has been named a Best Lawyer in America® from 2011-2015, and one of Nevada’s Most Influential Citizens in 2010.

Sam is an attorney, focusing his practice on government affairs. He is admitted to practice law in Nevada.

Sam received his Jurisdoctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and received his Bachelor’s of Science (Bio-Medical) from the University of Nevada, Reno.  His community service is exemplified by two of his involvements, Three Square (a regional based anti-hunger operation) on their Board of Directors and as Counsel, and with the Western Folklife Center (and the National Cowboy Poetry Festival) on their National Advisory Council.