Roy Eiguren

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Roy Eiguren’s decades of experience have earned him a reputation as one of Idaho’s premier advocates of issues before federal, state and local decision makers. As founder of Eiguren Merrill Public Policy, he has an unsurpassed record of successful public issues management, lobbying, regulatory coordination and public policy law outcomes.

The Idaho Year book describes him as “a lobbyist extraordinaire…respected for his wise counsel…[and] a powerful behind the scenes player.” Roy is widely recognized to have stronger ties and connections, and better insight into the upper reaches’ government, than most who are employed in it. He regularly represents clients as a lawyer and lobbyist before departments and agencies of the state and federal governments.

Roy’s expertise in public policy and law is extensive. He has drafted and lobbied for new legislation and amendments to existing laws or proposals and has regularly testified before legislative and administrative committees on his private clients’ behalf. He has organized large coalitions for the successful lobbying and passage of major legislation. Mr. Eiguren has also served as liaison between state and international governments to work out mutually beneficial trade and cultural agreements. Further, he has regularly represented private clients in a wide variety of administrative proceedings, including rulemaking and adjudicatory proceedings before various federal and state administrative agencies.

Additionally, Mr. Eiguren has regularly interacted with senior elected and appointed officials in Idaho state government, including the Governor, the Legislature, and the Attorney General, on a wide variety of matters. He regularly represents clients with the members of the Idaho Congressional Delegation. He has also been responsible for briefing and arguing several major cases before the Idaho Supreme Court.

Before entering law practice in 1984, he was Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy and served as Chief of the Legislative and Administrative Affairs Division of the Attorney General of the State of Idaho. He also served as a Deputy Secretary of State and as an Ada County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.

Eiguren is an active member of the community. Currently he serves the Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho and as an advisory board member for the School of Public Service at Boise State University. Previously Eiguren served as Chairman of the Idaho Capitol Commission (which planned and managed the multi-million-dollar renovation of the Idaho State Capitol Building), Chairman of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, President of the Cennarusa Foundation for Basque Culture and Chairman of the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Roy Eiguren was chosen to receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Idaho Business Review’s annual Leaders in Law publication. His work and achievements were highlighted in a two page spread in the review (pages 12 & 13). Link to Article (PDF)

He was also the recipient of the Idaho Business Review’s Icon Award in 2020. The Review published an article related to the award highlighting Roy Eiguren’s career in “advocating for change” as he helped to define public policy in Idaho over the decades. Link to Article PDF

Additionally for many years, Roy Eiguren has been proudly included in multiple editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues. Roy Eiguren and the Eiguren Merrill Public Policy Firm itself were both recognized in the 2021 edition.

Roy Eiguren is a graduate of the Executive Management Program of the Dartmouth School of Business Administration and attended Georgetown University College of Law and the University of Idaho College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate.

Areas of Expertise

  • Government Relations and Public Policy
  • Administrative Law
  • Energy & Environmental Law
  • Public Utility Law
  • Business & Corporate Law

Firm Description:

Eiguren Merrill Public Policy offers deep understanding of Idaho institutions, communities throughout the state, and the interaction between business and government. We are seasoned experts in guiding our clients to achieve significant outcomes by conceiving and implementing comprehensive strategies.

The cornerstone of our work is government engagement. We provide guidance and serve as effective advocates with the Governor, state elected officials, state boards, departments, agencies, industry, advocacy groups, the Idaho Legislature and the Idaho Congressional Delegation. We have had unparalleled success over decades with the enactment of legislation and in achieving results in administrative rule making proceedings, procurements and regulatory initiatives.

Nicole C. Snyder

Ms. Snyder’s employment law practice extends to all matters arising from the employment relationship, including policies and procedures, discipline and termination, compliance with sexual harassment and medical leave laws, wage and hour requirements, employment agreements, and employee rights. 

She has represented clients in employment litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before the Idaho Human Rights Commission. She also has extensive experience drafting agreements and negotiating matters relating to employee non-competition covenants.

Ms. Snyder joined Holland & Hart’s Boise office in 2001. She earned her Juris Doctorate from University of Michigan Law School.

Professional Activities

Member, Idaho State Bar – Member of Governing Council for

Corporate and Securities Law Section

Member, Washington State Bar

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Idaho Human Resources Association for the Treasure Valley

Member, Idaho Women’s Business Center


University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2001)

Associate Editor, University of Michigan Law Review

University of San Diego (B.A., magna cum laude, 1997)

Firm Background

Holland & Hart is the largest and most extensive management-side labor and employment law practice located in the Rocky Mountain region. The firm has expertise in every area of labor and employment law, from human resources management issues to union activities, employee benefits to immigration related concerns. We assist our clients to institute policies and procedures designed to develop effective and productive employer-employee relationships and avoid problems before they arise. We also work in the areas of regulatory compliance, workplace safety, investigations and discipline and termination. Our attorneys are equally skilled at resolving problems, if they do occur, through alternative dispute resolution, administrative proceedings or aggressive, focused litigation.


Vincent A. Cavallo

Vincent A. Cavallo, Esq. received his Juris Doctor from Saint John’s School of Law in 1983 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1984. He worked as a solo practitioner from 1984-1988 and was a founding partner of Cavallo & Cavallo Attorneys in 1989. Vincent A. Cavallo has been representing the interests of clients for over 34 years. He has concentrated his practice primarily in the areas of real estate transactions, with specific emphasis on representing buyers, sellers, and banks in residential and commercial purchases, sales, and refinance transactions. Mr. Cavallo’s experience representing all major financial institutions gives him a unique ability to understand and efficiently expedite real estate transactions for the benefit of his clients. Bronx attorney Vincent A. Cavallo graduated with honors from Saint John’s University in 1973, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is presently a member of the New Rochelle Bar Association and is a court appointed Referee, Arbitrator, and Real Estate Broker.

Firm Overview:

Cavallo & Cavallo Attorneys was established in 1989 by brothers Vincent Cavallo and Orlando Cavallo, Bronx natives dedicated to providing high-quality legal services in the areas of real estate law, estate planning, Medicaid and personal injury to the people of the Five Boroughs of New York City and all of Lower Westchester County. The two brothers together share over 60 years of experience in the practice of Law in New York.

Tyler J. Anderson

Tyler Anderson’s practice is focused in the areas of litigation and mediation at both the trial and appellate level, with a primary emphasis on commercial, banking and finance, construction defect, and employment litigation. He has represented a wide variety of clients throughout the United States in state and federal courts. His experience in handling various litigated matters for a diverse group of clients allows him to provide seasoned advice based on actual experience.

Mr. Anderson has handled numerous banking matters involving diverse issues, including breach of participation agreements, foreclosures, breach of promissory note, breach of guaranty, and lender liability defense.

Mr. Anderson’s understanding of the legal process and his ability to effectively serve clients in all phases of litigation is strengthened by his prior service as a law clerk in both the federal and state courts.

Mr. Anderson has participated in several matters on behalf of the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. Additionally, he has participated in the federal court pro bono program and successfully represented a prisoner in federal court involving claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Eighth Amendment. Mr. Anderson also serves on the statewide committee for the YMCA Youth Government Program.

Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights Law Practice:

Moffatt Thomas bankruptcy attorneys typically represents the rights of creditors or secured claimants in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. By specializing in such representations, the firm has been able to hone its skills in such representations across the state. The firm is equally adept in assisting creditors in avoiding bankruptcy issues with their borrowers, or representing those same parties in a bankruptcy proceeding. Moffatt Thomas bankruptcy attorneys have achieved favorable results for clients in numerous matters, especially in large agricultural and complex commercial bankruptcies.

Moffatt Thomas has been named one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” for 2016 from the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America© 2016 (copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.). Among several listings, Moffatt Thomas has been named as a Metropolitan Tier 1 law firm for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Moffatt Thomas:

Moffatt Thomas leads the field in litigation, business, banking, insurance, agriculture and more by bringing together the top legal minds across Idaho.

Our Mission is to be the preferred provider of legal services in the state of Idaho and surrounding western states. Characteristics of the firm include expertise, integrity, timeliness and client focus.

Since our inception over 60 years ago, our current and former lawyers have achieved the highest leadership positions in national, state, and local legal and civic organizations.

Moffatt Thomas has offices in Boise, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.