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Michael Kovac

Michael Kovac

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 25, 2019




Michael Kovac is the chief deputy attorney general for Nevada’s Office of the Attorney General, supervising the office’s Criminal Prosecution Unit. In that capacity, he prosecutes, and supervises the prosecution of, criminal cases throughout the state of Nevada. Before that, he worked for that same office as a deputy attorney general and senior deputy attorney general.

In addition, Kovac has worked in numerous positions in or related to the legal profession. Specifically, he worked as a law clerk for the Court of Appeals for the Second Judicial District Court of the United States, the Allegheny County (Penn.) Court of Common Pleas’ Commerce and Complex Civil Litigation Center, and the Las Vegas Township Justice Court. Prior to completing law school, he worked as a paralegal specialist for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania and as a probation officer.

Kovac is a member of the state bars for Nevada, California and Pennsylvania. He previously taught Law and Society for Nevada State College. He received his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law, where he graduated in top 10% of his class and was a member of the Duquesne Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
December 2, 2019
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. “The optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. “It would be foolish to do that.”

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