This month, Nevada lost one of its most respected residents. Bob Faiss was admired deeply throughout Nevada, and especially in Boulder City, but he was also widely respected far beyond our community: his contributions to the legal profession are well-known across the United States and around the world. He was distinguished as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America, listed as one of the best lawyers in America, and named lawyer of the year. So indelible and important was Bob Faiss' impact that his name was synonymous with gaming law, and it is evident with his public service.
He served in Governor Grant Sawyer's administration when it established the Nevada
Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission. He served on the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group as the casino industry representative. He worked for the Nevada Gaming Commission and for President Lyndon B. Johnson. He taught at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV and the National Judicial College housed at the University of Nevada, Reno.
For those that knew Bob, his legacy of service can only be matched by his generosity and the causes for which he advocated so selflessly in our state – especially in Boulder City.
The Faiss family and their friendship has meant so much to me over the years, and Nevada is a much better place because of them. Bob's unparalleled commitment to a better Nevada has always been at the forefront of his endeavors and everything he did was done intentionally for our community's benefit. In remembering him, we pay tribute not just to what he did but also to what he gave back. He helped shape an entire section of law and has enabled so many others to do the same. For the magnitude of his achievements and the power of his example, I join a grateful state in sending our deepest condolences to his wife Linda and the Faiss family. Bob was one of Boulder City's proudest sons and will not soon be forgotten.
Contact Harry Reid at http://reid.senate.gov/