ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

July 1, 2013

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J U LY 1 , 2 0 1 3 / Y O U R b u s i n e s s - t o - b u s i n e s s w e e k ly SPECIAL FOCUS LAWYERS AND THE LEGAL INDUSTRY This month, VEGAS INC highlights attorneys and the Las Vegas Valley's legal community. retired airport director talks about mccarran, then and now LEILA NAVIDI LEAD ATTORNEY: Brian Larson is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Boyd Gaming. He has advised the company on legal issues since 1990. Casino lawyers' job: high pressure, big payout By Ed Komenda staff writer S By Richard N. Velotta senior staff writer Randall Walker had just graduated high school when he got his first job at the airport. "It was in the summer of 1971, and I was with a crew of five guys on the airfield," he said. "We were taught how to operate skiploaders and dump trucks by an airport crew." Little did Walker know, less than two decades later he would become deputy director of the Clark County Aviation Department and, seven years after that, director of McCarran International Airport, the nation's seventhbusiest airport. Walker retired May 31 from McCarran. He now is pursuing a career in aviation consulting. What was your most significant contribution to McCarran? No question, common-use technology, (which enables the airport to use see airport, page 17 erving as a general counsel attorney for a major gaming company might be one of the most demanding jobs in the world. ¶ From lawsuits to labor strikes and a lagging INSIDE TODAY FEE FRENZY | P. 6 economy, the job demands thick skin and endless endurance. ¶ Tim Donovan and A new website aims to help travelers avoid hidden airport and hotel fees Brian Larson are two of the best. ¶ As general counsel for Caesars Entertainment, SOMETHING TO TOAST TO | P. 7 Donovan and his staff recently won an American Lawyer Media award, naming them one of the A Henderson distiller wins a legislative battle to expand the craft spirits industry best legal departments in the country. THE LIST | P. 22 see lawyers, page 14 20130701_VI01_F.indd 1 Commercial real estate developers 6/27/13 1:58:59 PM

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