Interviewed by By Richard N. Velotta ( contact ), In Business reporter Fri, Aug 14, 2009 ( 3 a.m. ) Although he was Nevada's governor more than 25 years ago, Bob List, 72, still has a keen awareness of the state's political landscape. That should be of value to clients of his new employer ' St. Louis-based law firm Armstrong Teasdale, which has opened offices in Las Vegas and Reno. List held Nevada's highest office from 1979 to 1983 and was attorney general from 1971 to 1979. His name was in the news after leaving office as a supporter of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. List discussed his new role, the status of Yucca and Nevada politics with In Business Las Vegas: List: The Robert List Co was formed back about 1988, and essentially it's a government affairs consulting firm. It's not a legal firm. It's a private consulting firm, and it's done work all over the country for developers and folks who deal with government entities. Now you're working with the law firm Armstrong Teasdale. Can you tell me about how that transition occurred and what you're doing with the law firm? I was approached by Armstrong Teasdale about a year and a half ago, and I knew then that they were considering expanding their practice here in Nevada. I went back to St. Louis, met with the partners and was tremendously impressed with the quality of the people and the breadth of experience and talent that they have. And they were assembling a group of lawyers in Nevada to expand the offices here in Las Vegas and in Reno. I had missed practicing law and so I decided I wanted to get back into it. And it's been a wonderful relationship. It's a great firm.