John T. Moran, Jr.
John T. Moran, Jr. is currently the Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission. He was originally appointed to the Commission in 2004 by Governor Kenny Guinn. He was subsequently reappointed by Governor Jim Gibbons and Governor Brian Sandoval.
Prior to his tenure on the Nevada Gaming Commission, Moran also previously served on both the Colorado River Commission as well as the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners. Governor Bob Miller appointed Moran to the Colorado River Commission in 1989. During his time on the Commission, Moran served as both member and Chairman. In 2000, Moran was appointed to the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners by Governor Guinn and served as a member and Chairman until 2004.
Moran comes from a long-standing Nevada family affiliated with law enforcement. He is the son of the late Clark County Sheriff John Moran, Sr. Moran served with the Clark County Sheriff’s department as a deputy sheriff beginning in 1969. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In 2002, Moran was appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nevada Law Foundation, for which he was also the Chairman. He also was a founding board member of WestCare Foundation at its early beginnings in Nevada.
Moran has been a member of the American Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers Association, and the International Association of Gaming Regulators. He was enrolled to practice law before the State Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission in 1976. He has also, in the past, served as an appointee to the City of Las Vegas Beautification Committee and Civil Service Board of Trustees. Moran is a former member of the Nevada State Bar Fee Dispute Committee, a former Lawyer Representative to the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the State of Nevada and a former member of the Justice Court Selection Panel. He is licensed to practice law in Nevada and before the United States Federal Court and the United States Court of Appeals.
Moran graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1971. He is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University School of Law, in Los Angeles. He was admitted to practice law in Nevada in 1975. He is the founding senior member of the Moran Law Firm.
Deborah J. Fuetsch
Fuetsch was appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission by Governor Brian Sandoval in 2016. A fourth generation Nevadan, she was born and raised in Reno, staying true to her roots making northern Nevada her home. Fuetsch retired in 2017 from Wells Fargo Bank while serving as Senior Vice President of the Nevada Middle Market Banking Group. During her banking tenure, Fuetsch managed commercial finance relationships for a diverse group of public and private entities and industries including gaming, gaming manufacturing, commercial construction and infrastructure, manufacturing, distribution and mining. Through her 25 years in the financial sector, Fuetsch gained a deep understanding of regulatory matters that overlap both the banking and gaming industries.
Fuetsch began her banking career in the Management Training Program of First Interstate Bank in 1989, growing her career through both the retail and wholesale sides of the bank. Taking a break from the financial sector, she joined Bayer, Brown Advertising in 1995, focusing on new business development and in 1999, transitioned back to banking as a member of the start-up team for First Independent Bank of Nevada as Vice President of Commercial Lending. In 2000, she returned to First Interstate Bank’s post-merger business entity, Wells Fargo Bank, where she grew her banking and finance expertise over the next 17 years until retirement.
Fuetsch is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. At Nevada, she was a member of the Women’s Tennis Team and Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity. Fuetsch is dedicated to her community, volunteering her time to numerous non-profit organizations over the past three decades. She has proudly served on the boards of The Children’s Cabinet, Nevada Statewide Grants Management Unit for Family Resource Centers, Athletic Association of the University of Nevada, Reno, Executive Womens Golf Association, Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Nevada Women’s Fund, The First Tee of Northern Nevada and the College of Business Administration Alumni Association of the University of Nevada, Reno amongst others.
Rosa Solis-Rainey was appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission by Governor Steve Sisolak on April 30, 2019. She joins the Commission with nearly 12 years of gaming industry experience and 18 years of legal experience. She is the managing partner of Morris Law Group in Las Vegas, where her practice includes representing businesses in all manner of commercial disputes, including litigating products liability claims, defamation actions, shareholder disputes, and professional liability claims, at both the trial and appellate levels.
Before joining Morris Law Group in 2006, Solis-Rainey clerked for the late Myron Leavitt on the Nevada Supreme Court, and for then-Chief Judge Philip M. Pro on the United States District Court, District of Nevada. Following her judicial clerkships, Solis-Rainey joined the litigation and administrative law departments at Lionel Sawyer & Collins. For nearly 12 years prior to and during law school, Solis-Rainey worked for Boyd Gaming Corporation where she served as Director of Internal Audit, Director of Regulatory Compliance, and as a member of the Board of Director's Audit and Compliance Committees.
Solis-Rainey is an A/V rated lawyer and is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Nevada. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. She is also an elected member of the American Law Institute. Solis-Rainey is dedicated to her community and volunteers for a number of non-profit organizations. She was awarded the Lied Award for Most Pro-Bono hours in her first year in private practice, and has consistently made pro bono work a part of her practice.
Solis-Rainey graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with Bachelor of Science degrees in public accounting and finance. She completed her Master of Business Administration degree from UNLV in 1989. She earned her Juris Doctorate from UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law in 2001 and is extremely proud to have been a member the Charter Class. During law school, she was a member of the Nevada Law Journal and received an award for Outstanding Contributions to the Law School. She is a lifetime member of the UNLV Alumni Association and is currently a member of the Boyd School of Law's Leadership Circle. Solis-Rainey is a Certified Internal Auditor. She is also an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. She is the proud mother of two sons, and resides in Henderson.
Steven B. Cohen
Steven B. Cohen was appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission by Governor Sisolak on May 17, 2019. He is a founding partner of Cohen|Johnson|Parker|Edwards. He devotes his law practice primarily to civil litigation, commercial real estate transactions and related finance, and advising business owners on a host of legal issues. Mr. Cohen has served as legal counsel for a number of public companies and business owners, involving complex litigation and business matters. Through his efforts, Mr. Cohen and the firm have obtained favorable verdicts for clients in contract disputes, negligence claims, transactions and many other areas.
He is admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Cohen is active in his community.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Cohen’s current and former clients include the Grand Sierra Resort, Treasure Island, Plaza Hotel & Casino, Poker Palace, Riviera Hotel and Casino, Frontier Hotel & Gambling Hall, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall and the Sahara Resort.
Mr. Cohen was a founding director of Community Bank of Nevada, and served on a number of philanthropic boards and charitable endeavors.
Mr. Cohen has been a resident of the Las Vegas Valley for more than 50 years. He holds degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law.
Ogonna Brown was appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission by Governor Steve Sisolak in July 2020. Brown brings close to 20 years of legal experience to her role, primarily in the areas of complex business litigation and bankruptcy focusing on creditors’ rights. Recognized by her clients as a practical, business minded lawyer, she is collaborative and solution-oriented.
As a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Brown is passionate about mentoring up-and-coming lawyers and in taking on pro bono cases, staying highly active with the William S. Boyd School of Law’s mentoring programs and with Legal Aid of Southern Nevada. She is also active in the community, serving on the board of Shade Tree, Goodwill of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada. Brown is a former office holder and board member of Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys and a barrister with the Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court. Brown was inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy as Fellow in 2018.
Brown was a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2001-2002. She was a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 2014 through 2016. During this time, she served as Lawyer Representative Co-Chair of the Nevada Delegation and member of the Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee, District Conference Planning Committee and the Attorney Admission Fund Advisory Group Committee. While serving as a Lawyer Representative, Brown assisted the Bankruptcy Judges with presentations for the Bankruptcy Breakout Sessions at the Judicial District Conferences and attended and participated with the program for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conferences.
When she has the rare break in cases, Brown can be found traveling somewhere in the world, hiking to explore Nevada’s beautiful landscape or enjoying a dinner out at one of her favorite restaurants.