In a release sent Tuesday, the district said it had received information that Peterson and his firm represented three other district employees in workplace investigations and used that information to benefit Davis.
Peterson, who was hired by Davis last week, denied that claim in an interview Tuesday with the Reno Gazette Journal.
He said he has represented many people in workplace investigations against the district. In 2014, Peterson represented Superintendent Pedro Martinez when he was ousted from the district's top post.
The district said in the statement that they and a former client believe that Peterson's law firm, Snell and Wilmer, used that person's information to benefit Davis. The district did not name the former client or say whether he or she was still employed.
"In fact, this ex-client's supposition is that this firm leaked critical information about the investigation and the case about Traci Davis," the district wrote in a release. "There should have been no sharing of confidential information by the firm of Snell & Wilmer, as it appears has occurred. "
If the district is using trumped-up shit against Davis in order to force her out, the district is in deep, deep shit.