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The Griffin Company’s approach to public policy and government affairs consulting is firmly rooted in the concepts of honesty, trust, and integrity. This is the foundation upon which meaningful and lasting relationships are built and from which effective communication may occur with policymakers. A framework is then in place for the education and advancement of client issues.

The complexity of today’s issues often dictates that concerns do not fall neatly within the jurisdictional boundaries of local, state or federal governments. More often than not, client issues affect and are affected by rules and regulations of various levels of government. Likewise, the politics associated with the relevant policymakers often spill over their jurisdictional boundaries. Consequently, a complete government affairs practice must be able to effectively navigate through all levels of government, both with the laws and regulations as well as with an understanding of and sensitivity to the politics associated with each issue. The Griffin Company provides clients with the breadth of experience – local, state, and federal – that enables a comprehensive approach integrating policy and relationships at all levels of government.

The firm takes pride in being the only Nevada law firm specializing in political law. The firm guides clients through the increasingly complex array of laws governing the political process and government relations, and places a particular emphasis on ballot initiatives, state and local administrative procedures, election law, campaign finance, constitutional law, and related litigation. The firm understands the politics of legislative and administrative legal processes, and where, when, and how to advocate for the firm's clients’ interests to secure the ideal outcome.

Clients often include corporations, trade associations, political groups, PACs, and individuals looking for legal advice. All clients can expect expert guidance based on the unparalleled experience and unique knowledge possessed by the law firm.

The Griffin Company has represented some of the largest mining companies and interests in Nevada. Land use parameters, mining-relevant regulations, and environmental issues are carefully monitored in order to provide public policy consulting unique to the mining industry.

With more casinos per capita than any other state in the U.S., Nevada has continued to facilitate the growth of a thriving gaming industry. The Griffin Company develops government affairs guidance that accounts for the distinct needs of gaming companies.

A focus on innovation allows the Griffin Company to provide sound advice at the intersection of technology and policy. From the management of data storage to the modernization of transportation systems, the Griffin Company develops comprehensive policy plans specific to each sector of the tech industry.

The Griffin Company is well acquainted with the numerous and diverse facets of the healthcare industry, and has represented clients ranging from professional associations to medical technology companies.

Meet the Team

With roots in Nevada dating prior to statehood in 1864, the partners of the Griffin Company have reputations and relationships across the state that enable them to provide unparalleled service and results to their clients.

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John Griffin

John Griffin, Esq.

Professional Background

John is a versatile and experienced government relations attorney who has represented countless clients at every level of state and local government. John earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah College of Law in 1998 after graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Political Science three years prior. He holds a BV ranking from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, and was listed in The Best Lawyers of America for 2009 and 2010.

Areas of Expertise

John’s primary focuses are in the areas of state legislative lobbying, administrative and regulatory matters, and strategic planning. John has served as a registered lobbyist at the Nevada State Legislature since 1999, and has represented clients involved in a broad range of industries – including transportation, development, health care, taxation, gaming, e-commerce, telecommunication and technology sectors. He has represented multiple Fortune 500 companies, including those native to Nevada and those moving newly into the state. John’s understanding of the state-level issues facing modern companies, combined with his unique and direct approach to government relations, allows him to secure victories for a wide variety of clients.

At the local level, John has represented the state’s largest developers on various aspects of their projects. These issues have included obtaining administrative permits to develop Nevada’s first SuperFund site, and procuring approvals for master-planned communities, luxury gaming projects, and commercial developments. John enjoys his free time skiing, cycling and playing in a band with family and friends.

Josh Griffin

Josh Griffin

Professional Background

Josh has been active in Nevada politics for the last decade, and has played a vital role in building one of Nevada’s most successful public affairs firms. Josh’s interest in politics began as a student at the University of Nevada, Reno, when he interned for former Congresswoman Barbara Vucanovich. He worked on dozens of political campaigns after graduating in 1993, including those of Governor Kenny Guinn, Congressman Jon Porter, and his father, Reno Mayor Jeff Griffin, before successfully running for the Nevada State Assembly in 2002.

As the youngest member of the Nevada Legislature, Josh served on three key committees: Commerce and Labor, Taxation and Ways and Means. He was additionally elected to serve as the Assistant Minority Leader for the Republican caucus.

Josh decided against re-election and began building his government and public affairs practice.

Areas of Expertise

Josh has represented some of Nevada’s largest companies in their respective industries. His expertise lies in the fields of taxation, construction, energy, and healthcare, and Josh understands the depths of these policies well. In addition to representing major companies at the state level, Josh appears on their behalf before local governing bodies in Southern Nevada. The experience of resolving issues that cross between local and state jurisdictional boundaries allows Josh to provide a comprehensive breadth of service to his clients. When he’s not hard at work, Josh loves spending time with his family and traveling to new places.

Matt Griffin

Matt Griffin, Esq.

Professional Background

Matt’s practice concentrates on election and political law, initiative petitions, and constitutional law. Matt holds a Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. After graduating from law school, Matt served as law clerk to Chief Judge Howard D. McKibben in the United State District Court, District of Nevada. After being appointed by Secretary of State Ross Miller as Nevada’s Deputy of Elections, Matt oversaw the 2008 Presidential election in addition to the 2010 election.

Areas of Expertise

Matt’s expertise in the realms of campaign finance and ballot initiatives has allowed him to offer tremendously valuable insight to clients on these matters. He has been responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of Nevada’s campaign finance laws, drafting and ensuring the passage of provisions contained in the Campaign Practices Act and guiding dozens of litigation cases through state and federal courts. Additionally, Matt has unparalleled experience in Nevada's initiative petition process – he has been involved in over 25 petition matters within the last decade and has drafted many of the statutory and administrative laws governing the initiative petition process.

Matt represents several of Nevada’s largest gaming and mining companies. He has advised corporations, trade associations, political groups, PACs and individuals on compliance with the laws regulating institutional and personal political activity, lobbying, fundraising and initiative petitions. In Matt’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his family at Lake Tahoe and playing the drums.

Tia Dietz

Tia Dietz

Professional Background

As the Griffin Company’s President of Operations, Tia oversees day-to-day office operations, facilitates team legal work, handles legislative bill tracking, and keeps clients informed on relevant issues. Tia’s work with the Company began in 2011, and her extensive knowledge of political campaign finance and the Nevada Legislature has allowed her to play a vital role within the firm. She assists clients with reporting requirements, formulates policies and strategic plans, manages personnel, and handles the Company’s purchasing and administrative operations.

Areas of Expertise

Tia’s experiences in business management, in addition to her strong relationships with various government offices, have given her a unique and valuable ability to assist clients. She is a Nevada native and earned her A.A.S. degree in Paralegal Studies from Truckee Meadows Community College. Tia enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family, her favorite past time activity is reading and she also volunteers with the National Charity League, Sierra Nevada Chapter.

Alexis Samuelson

Alexis Samuelson

Professional Background

Alex is a knowledgeable researcher and policy analyst who joined the Griffin Company team in 2018. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Political Science, and supplemented her education with a study of classical piano at the Eastman School of Music.

Areas of Expertise

Alex worked as a Paralegal at a law firm in upstate New York before moving to Nevada to join the Griffin Company as the Director of Policy and Research. She is experienced in data collection and analysis, and uses these skills to compile in depth research for the firm. Alex is an avid hiker and rock climber who enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.

Chelsea Capurro

Chelsea Capurro

Professional Background

Chelsea is an experienced government affairs professional that has been working in Nevada politics since the 2009 Legislative Session. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Master of Business Administration. In her professional career, Chelsea has handled an expansive range of policy issues, including health care, technology, education, gaming, transportation, and more. Her comprehensive scope of industry knowledge has allowed Chelsea to build strong relationships with Nevada’s elected officials and businesses.

Areas of Expertise

As the President of Government Affairs, Chelsea guides clients and elected officials in understanding Nevada’s key policy issues, navigates through myriad regulatory agencies, and participates daily in the legislative process. She is active in her community and was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to the Jobs for Nevada Graduates Board. Chelsea is fluent in Spanish and in her spare time she enjoys reading, eating, and traveling.

Jennifer Tucker

Jennifer Tucker

Professional Background

Jennifer is a certified Paralegal and holds degrees in both Communications and Art History from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also a national champion ballroom dancer, having both taught and performed professionally prior to her career in government affairs.

Areas of Expertise

Jennifer is a Special Projects Manager with the Griffin Company. She is a seasoned client relations specialist with experience in both the private and public sectors, most recently with the Denver City Attorney’s office and with MGM Resorts International.

Christy Bauer

Christy Bauer

Professional Background

Christy joined the Griffin Company in 2014 as a Project Coordinator, then transitioned into the Director of Legislative Affairs for the 2015 Nevada Legislative Session and continues to contribute her positive attitude and diligent work ethic to the team.

Areas of Expertise

Her knowledge of the State government allows her to efficiently monitor legislative issues, communicate with clients, and perform administrative duties. Christy is a Nevada native and 4th generation attendee of the University of Nevada. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with her family.

John Griffin, Esq.

Professional Background

John is a versatile and experienced government relations attorney who has represented countless clients at every level of state and local government. John earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah College of Law in 1998 after graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Political Science three years prior. He holds a BV ranking from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, and was listed in The Best Lawyers of America for 2009 and 2010.

Areas of Expertise

John’s primary focuses are in the areas of state legislative lobbying, administrative and regulatory matters, and strategic planning. John has served as a registered lobbyist at the Nevada State Legislature since 1999, and has represented clients involved in a broad range of industries – including transportation, development, health care, taxation, gaming, e-commerce, telecommunication and technology sectors. He has represented multiple Fortune 500 companies, including those native to Nevada and those moving newly into the state. John’s understanding of the state-level issues facing modern companies, combined with his unique and direct approach to government relations, allows him to secure victories for a wide variety of clients.

At the local level, John has represented the state’s largest developers on various aspects of their projects. These issues have included obtaining administrative permits to develop Nevada’s first SuperFund site, and procuring approvals for master-planned communities, luxury gaming projects, and commercial developments. John enjoys his free time skiing, cycling and playing in a band with family and friends.

Josh Griffin

Professional Background

Josh has been active in Nevada politics for the last decade, and has played a vital role in building one of Nevada’s most successful public affairs firms. Josh’s interest in politics began as a student at the University of Nevada, Reno, when he interned for former Congresswoman Barbara Vucanovich. He worked on dozens of political campaigns after graduating in 1993, including those of Governor Kenny Guinn, Congressman Jon Porter, and his father, Reno Mayor Jeff Griffin, before successfully running for the Nevada State Assembly in 2002.

As the youngest member of the Nevada Legislature, Josh served on three key committees: Commerce and Labor, Taxation and Ways and Means. He was additionally elected to serve as the Assistant Minority Leader for the Republican caucus.

Josh decided against re-election and began building his government and public affairs practice.

Areas of Expertise

Josh has represented some of Nevada’s largest companies in their respective industries. His expertise lies in the fields of taxation, construction, energy, and healthcare, and Josh understands the depths of these policies well. In addition to representing major companies at the state level, Josh appears on their behalf before local governing bodies in Southern Nevada. The experience of resolving issues that cross between local and state jurisdictional boundaries allows Josh to provide a comprehensive breadth of service to his clients. When he’s not hard at work, Josh loves spending time with his family and traveling to new places.

Matt Griffin, Esq.

Professional Background

Matt’s practice concentrates on election and political law, initiative petitions, and constitutional law. Matt holds a Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. After graduating from law school, Matt served as law clerk to Chief Judge Howard D. McKibben in the United State District Court, District of Nevada. After being appointed by Secretary of State Ross Miller as Nevada’s Deputy of Elections, Matt oversaw the 2008 Presidential election in addition to the 2010 election.

Areas of Expertise

Matt’s expertise in the realms of campaign finance and ballot initiatives has allowed him to offer tremendously valuable insight to clients on these matters. He has been responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of Nevada’s campaign finance laws, drafting and ensuring the passage of provisions contained in the Campaign Practices Act and guiding dozens of litigation cases through state and federal courts. Additionally, Matt has unparalleled experience in Nevada's initiative petition process – he has been involved in over 25 petition matters within the last decade and has drafted many of the statutory and administrative laws governing the initiative petition process.

Matt represents several of Nevada’s largest gaming and mining companies. He has advised corporations, trade associations, political groups, PACs and individuals on compliance with the laws regulating institutional and personal political activity, lobbying, fundraising and initiative petitions. In Matt’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his family at Lake Tahoe and playing the drums.

Tia Dietz

Professional Background

As the Griffin Company’s President of Operations, Tia oversees day-to-day office operations, facilitates team legal work, handles legislative bill tracking, and keeps clients informed on relevant issues. Tia’s work with the Company began in 2011, and her extensive knowledge of political campaign finance and the Nevada Legislature has allowed her to play a vital role within the firm. She assists clients with reporting requirements, formulates policies and strategic plans, manages personnel, and handles the Company’s purchasing and administrative operations.

Areas of Expertise

Tia’s experiences in business management, in addition to her strong relationships with various government offices, have given her a unique and valuable ability to assist clients. She is a Nevada native and earned her A.A.S. degree in Paralegal Studies from Truckee Meadows Community College. Tia enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family, her favorite past time activity is reading and she also volunteers with the National Charity League, Sierra Nevada Chapter.

Alexis Samuelson

Professional Background

Alex is a knowledgeable researcher and policy analyst who joined the Griffin Company team in 2018. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Political Science, and supplemented her education with a study of classical piano at the Eastman School of Music.

Areas of Expertise

Alex worked as a Paralegal at a law firm in upstate New York before moving to Nevada to join the Griffin Company as the Director of Policy and Research. She is experienced in data collection and analysis, and uses these skills to compile in depth research for the firm. Alex is an avid hiker and rock climber who enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.

Chelsea Capurro

Professional Background

Chelsea is an experienced government affairs specialist that has been working with the Nevada Legislature since the 2009 Session. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Political Science. Post-graduation, Chelsea joined a local government affairs firm where she handled an expansive range of policy issues, including those related to health care, energy, non-profits, education, gaming, and mining. Her comprehensive scope of industry knowledge has allowed Chelsea to build relationships with many of Nevada’s elected officials and businesses.

Areas of Expertise

As the President of Government Affairs, Chelsea assists clients and legislators in understanding Nevada’s key policy issues, navigates through myriad regulatory agencies, and participates daily in the legislative process – from interim committees to scheduled legislative sessions. Chelsea is fluent in Spanish and received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys eating and traveling.

Jennifer Tucker

Professional Background

Jennifer is a certified Paralegal and holds degrees in both Communications and Art History from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also a national champion ballroom dancer, having both taught and performed professionally prior to her career in government affairs.

Areas of Expertise

Jennifer is a Special Projects Manager with the Griffin Company. She is a seasoned client relations specialist with experience in both the private and public sectors, most recently with the Denver City Attorney’s office and with MGM Resorts International.

Christy Bauer

Professional Background

Christy joined the Griffin Company in 2014 as a Project Coordinator, then transitioned into the Director of Legislative Affairs for the 2015 Nevada Legislative Session and continues to contribute her positive attitude and diligent work ethic to the team.

Areas of Expertise

Her knowledge of the State government allows her to efficiently monitor legislative issues, communicate with clients, and perform administrative duties. Christy is a Nevada native and 4th generation attendee of the University of Nevada. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with her family.

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From the majestic Lake Tahoe to the world's gaming capital, we represent clients’ legislative, regulatory, policy and political interests throughout the State of Nevada.

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With teams throughout the region, the partners of the Griffin Company are able to provide clients service at both ends of the state.

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401 S. Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775.882.4002

Also servicing areas across Nevada, including: rural areas, Las Vegas, Reno and Tahoe.