Leslie Nino Piro serves as General Counsel for the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, advising Attorney General Aaron Ford on a broad range of legal and policy matters. Her responsibilities include managing outside counsel, conflicts of interest, public records requests, legal interns, and the office’s CLE program. Leslie also serves as a Member of the Nevada Supreme Court’s Commission to Study Best Practices for Virtual Advocacy in Nevada’s Courts.
Prior to joining the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, Leslie worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, and an associate at Holland & Hart, focusing on complex commercial litigation and appellate matters. Leslie’s extensive federal litigation experience includes two clerkships with U.S. District Judge Roger L. Hunt and Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen in the District of Nevada.
Leslie is a proud graduate of Rancho High School, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the William S. Boyd School of Law. While in law school, she received numerous academic awards and scholarships. However, she is most proud to be a co-founder of La Voz (“voice”), the Latino law students association, and the Huellas (“footprints”) Mentorship Program, which have received multiple national awards and continue to increase the number of diverse attorneys in the legal profession.