Richard J. Morgan
Of Counsel

Direct Dial: 702-383-8993
Fax: 702-383-8845

Practice Emphasis

Government Advocacy and Consultation; Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Experience

Richard Morgan is Of Counsel with Lionel Sawyer & Collins' Gaming and Regulatory Law Department, where his practice focus includes government advocacy and consultation, and alternative dispute resolution, as well as assisting in the training of new attorneys, creation of continuing legal programs, and client and practice area development.

Mr. Morgan was the founding dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, a position he held from September 1997 through June 2007, when he became Dean Emeritus. His highly distinguished career in legal education spanned 27 years and included service as dean of the colleges of law at the University of Wyoming and Arizona State University, as well as Interim Dean of the UNLV College of Business. Mr. Morgan also previously worked in the private sector as an attorney specializing in business associations, securities, corporate governance, and tax issues. He has frequently conducted presentations to campus and community groups, participated in panels and programs on higher education issues, acted as speaker or moderator at CLE events, and has participated or chaired numerous committees and task groups.

Mr. Morgan is admitted to the State Bar of California.


  • Reconciling the Conflicting Duties of Transfer Agents and Issuers Under the Securities Act and the Uniform Commercial Code, 42 Ohio State L.J. 879 (1981)
  • The Insider Trading Rules After Chiarella: Are They Consistent with Statutory Policy?, 33 Hastings L.J. 1407 (1982)
  • Offers to Buy Securities Under the Securities Act of 1933, 1982 Ariz. St. L.J. 809
  • Application of the Securities Laws in Chapter 11 Proceedings Under the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, 1983 Ill. L. Rev.861
  • Insider Trading and the Infringement of Property Rights, 48 Ohio State L.J. 79 (1987)
  • Numerous Bar publication columns and occasional op-ed pieces since 1987

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education
  • Board of Directors, Clark County Legal Services
  • Board of Trustees, National Judicial College
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    • 50 Hours Club Member, 2009
  • Ex-Officio Member, State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors, 1998-2007
  • Board of Directors, Lied Real Estate Institute
  • Board of Advisors, Salvation Army
  • Chair, Clark County Ethics Task Force, 2003


  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1971
    • Order of the Coif
    • UCLA Law Review
    • Faculty nominee for the William O. Douglas Supreme Court Clerkship
    • Recipient of faculty award for best business law student
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Political Science, 1967
    • Tower and Flame Honor Society
    • Undergraduate scholarship recipient