Attorney General Ford Office Thanks General Counsel for Her Service as She Returns to William S. Boyd School of Law

December 14, 2020

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Rachel Anderson will be departing the Attorney General’s Office and returning to her position at the University Of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School Of Law as a full, tenured Professor of Law. Her last day with the office will be January 8, 2021, which coincides with Anderson’s initial commitment to serve as General Counsel for two years.  

Anderson has served in her current role since January 7, 2019. As General Counsel, she serves as the top legal advisor for the Attorney General’s Office on a broad range of legal and policy matters and is a member of AG Ford’s senior executive team. She also serves as the chief advisor to the Office on ethics to ensure all staff perform their work to the highest legal and ethical standards.  Anderson frequently represents the Office at events for the community and the legal field. 

"When I asked Rachel to take leave from her tenured professorship for two years and serve as our General Counsel, it was because I knew her sharp legal mind, extensive experience, and respect for the rule of law would prove absolutely invaluable in helping guide our office,” said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford. “Beyond her well-deserved professional accolades and expertise, Rachel is one of the kindest, most honorable people I have ever met, and while we will miss her dearly, I could not be happier for her to return to Boyd School of Law, where she will impart her passion and wisdom to our state’s newest attorneys.” 

“Serving under Attorney General Aaron Ford has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” said Rachel Anderson. “I will miss the great team at the Office of the Attorney General.  I look forward to continuing to support AG Ford’s visionary leadership in my capacity as a constituent, a scholar, and a friend.”   

Due to Anderson’s departure, the Attorney General’s Office is now accepting applications for this general counsel position. Those interested should visit our website for more information.