John P. Desmond New Chair of the Governance Committee and Chair-Elect of the University of Nevada-Reno Foundation Board of Trustees

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that John P. Desmond, member partner in our Reno office, is the 2018 Chair-Elect of the University of Nevada-Reno Foundation Board of Trustees.

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that John P. Desmond, member partner in our Reno office, is the 2018 Chair-Elect of the University of Nevada-Reno Foundation Board of Trustees. Desmond has also been appointed Chair of the Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees and is a member of the Board’s Executive Committee.

The Governance Committee oversees the due-diligence function related to the healthy development and operation of the board, its committees and task forces, and performance of the individual board members.

Desmond also serves on the University of Nevada Foundation’s Investment Committee and the Gift Acceptance and Acquisitions Committee.

“My involvement with the UNR Foundation Board of Trustees continues to be very rewarding,” said Desmond. “I’m proud of our accomplishments, and I look forward to the year ahead as my position on the Executive Committee allows me the opportunity for more involvement in the operations of the Board and increased interaction with members and the university community as a whole.”

Desmond is a business litigator at Dickinson Wright. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and appellate work. Desmond regularly represents and counsels clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving contract disputes, buy/sell agreements and disputes over intellectual property. Desmond’s representation of clients includes a significant number of matters before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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