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Hillerby & Associates Joins Forces with Kaempfer Crowell

Published on Mon, Oct 1, 2012 (3:43 p.m.)

LAS VEGAS (October 1, 2012) – The Nevada law firm of Kaempfer Crowell announced today that Michael and Fred Hillerby are now available to provide legislative assistance to clients in a variety of industries. With Hillerby & Associates joining Kaempfer Crowell, Michael and Fred bring decades of experience to the firm’s legislative affairs practice.

As the director of legislative affairs, Michael Hillerby joins Robert Crowell, Mark Fiorentino and Jennifer Lazovich, the principal members of the firm’s legislative affairs practice. Michael served as chief of staff to former Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn and has been lobbying in Nevada since 1991. During his time at the Governor’s Office, Michael’s responsibilities included advising the governor on a variety of policy and strategy issues, lobbying on behalf of the governor’s budget and agency policies, and serving as the primary liaison between the governor and the Nevada Legislature.

Michael’s experience and dedication extends beyond the realm of government and lobbying. He is a past-chairman and current trustee of the Nevada Museum of Art and a trustee and treasurer for the Western States Art Federation.

“Kaempfer Crowell’s legislative affairs practice is known for its statewide presence and unparalleled expertise,” said Michael. “We are delighted to join such a well-respected team of devoted professionals.”

Fred Hillerby joins Kaempfer Crowell as a senior member of the firm’s legislative affairs practice. Fred brings 35 years of experience as a Nevada lobbyist to the firm. Prior to forming Hillerby & Associates in 1988, Fred served for 13 years as the president of the Nevada Hospital Association. During his time with the association, Fred oversaw its programs and worked as the lobbyist for Nevada’s nonprofit and investor-owned hospital industry. With an extensive background in health care and insurance, Fred has earned his stellar reputation as a leading expert in these industries.

Fred is a board member and owner of INDEX Managers Inc., the management company for IND, a professional liability insurance company. He also serves on the Nevada Insurance Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Health Care and Insurance, in addition to the Commissioner’s Property and Casualty Insurance Advisory Committee.

“Michael and Fred Hillerby are a welcome addition to our firm’s growing legislative affairs practice,” said Crowell. “Our clients will certainly reap the benefits of their vast knowledge and unwavering commitment to success. I have known Fred for more than 30 years, and I embrace the opportunity to work alongside one of my most trusted friends.”

Kaempfer Crowell’s legislative affairs team represents clients before state governmental entities and the Nevada Legislature. During the 2011 legislative session, the firm represented a diverse group of more than 30 clients, successfully advocating for them on a variety of issues, including gaming, children’s mental health, supplemental health insurance coverage and property rights.

About Kaempfer Crowell
Kaempfer Crowell is a prominent force in Nevada, serving local, regional and national clients in the real estate development, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, water and utility industries. With offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City, Kaempfer Crowell's attorneys counsel top corporations, business owners and individuals. The firm's attorneys are routinely rated among the Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA and Nevada's Legal Elite.

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