Conference Speakers


The Honorable Jay S. Bybee

The Honorable Jay S. Bybee is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Highest Honors from Brigham Young University and earned his J.D., Cum Laude, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. Judge Bybee joined the Department of continue reading →


Rebecca Bruch, Esq.

Rebecca Bruch is a shareholder at Erickson, Thorpe & Swainston, Ltd., where she practices primarily in the area of employment law defense. She assists her clients in all areas of employment law, including policy development, investigations, handbook review, responses to administrative claims from the EEOC, NERC, EMRB, DETR, OFCCP, and other agencies, as well as continue reading →


Charity F. Felts, Esq.

Charity F. Felts is an Associate with Erickson, Thorpe & Swainston, LTD., In Reno, Nevada where she practices primarily in the areas of preventive and defensive employment law and civil rights defense. Ms. Felts graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human continue reading →


Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM

Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM is board certified in Family Practice, certified by American Board of Addiction Medicine and Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is the Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center. He is on the planning committee for ASAM’s “Common Threads, Pain and Addiction” course and co-chair of ASAM’s Pain continue reading →


Kristine Kuzemka, Esq.

Kristine Kuzemka is a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the State of Nevada Office of the Attorney General and has held this position since 2012. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, she was an attorney in the Clark County Public Defender’s Office and served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable David T. Wall continue reading →


JOHN VALERY WHITE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS (UNLV)

John Valery White was named Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), effective July 1, 2012.   Prior to being appointed to this position, John was the second dean of UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. John Valery White joined the Boyd School of Law from Louisiana State University continue reading →


Professor Paul Oh

Prof. Paul Oh is the Lincy Professor of Unmanned Aerial Systems at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Prior to joining UNLV, he was with Drexel University’s Mechanical Engineering Department from 2000-2014 where he founded and directed the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab. He received mechanical engineering degrees from McGill (B.Eng 1989), Seoul National (M.Sc continue reading →


Thomas A. Wilczek, J.D.

Mr. Wilczek possesses greater than 30 years of experience in aerospace, defense, energy and environmental law, management and advocacy. He supported numerous mission-critical programs for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, National Nuclear Security Administration, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and regional and local governments throughout the U.S. He is a leading UAV continue reading →


Karl L. Nielson, Esq.

Mr. Nielson is a member of Fennemore Craig’s Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction law, title insurance issues, corporate disputes, and real estate litigation. Mr. Nielson is the President of the Clark County Law Foundation and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Thomas and continue reading →


Richard F. Jost, Esq.

Clients seeking legal assistance in the areas of municipal finance, project development, energy law, planning and zoning, and related tax and securities law issues have been receiving such assistance from Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas attorney Richard Jost for more than 35 years. For much of his career, his work focused on tax exempt projects and continue reading →