Alumni Spotlight: Christian Ogata '20

Friday, April 8, 2022
Christian Ogata '20

What community nonprofits might you be associated with?

I am currently on the Board of Directors for Aid for AIDS of Nevada, a non-profit that provides services to those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.  It is a phenomenal organization and I am honored to be a part of it.  On May 1, 2022, the organization is hosting its annual AIDS Walk and 5K at Sunset Park.  I encourage anybody who would like to support to join or start a team!

What is your favorite thing about living in Nevada?

The opportunity.  Nevada offers a mix of people and businesses from all over that give the community a rich sense of diverse perspectives and challenges.  As an attorney in Southern Nevada, you have the chance to work on a wide swath of cases with unique problems that you would not get to do in other places.

What drew you to Snell & Wilmer and what do you like most about your work there?

When I was first learning about law firms in Las Vegas and trying to figure out what I wanted to do after law school, I looked to professors that I trusted for guidance.  Professor Lori Johnson, who previously worked at Snell, spoke highly of the attorneys and their work at the firm, and the clients that they serviced.  After spending my 2L summer at Snell, I quickly learned that Professor Johnson was telling the truth.  My favorite part about my job is that I get to work with people who hold themselves to a high standard and who make it a priority to provide excellent work to their clients—no matter the size of the case.


Recent Issues

April 8, 2022 - Justin Iverson, Travis Studdard, Christian Ogata '20
March 11, 2022 - Francine J. Lipman, Joseph Waldman, Erica Adler JD '20 LL.M. '21
February 25, 2022 - Frank Rudy Cooper, Jean-Lionel Mesidor, Pedro Cortes '21
January 28, 2022 - Lori Johnson, Daniel Weiss, Joshua Pettigrew '19
December 3, 2021 - Dawn Nielsen, Madeleine Coles, Daniel Maloney LL.M. '20