Carolyn “Lina” Tanner has been named general counsel of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.
Tanner began her new duties Aug. 12.
She replaces former General Counsel Jan Cohen, who retired earlier in August.
The general counsel division represents the commission’s interests in all proceedings in state and federal court and before state and federal regulatory agencies.
In addition, the division counsels commissioners and administrative attorneys on legal and policy issues.
Tanner moves to the PUCN from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, where she served as senior deputy attorney general since 2009.