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alt           MARTHA A. SABOL is Co-Chair of the Greenberg Traurig Gaming Practice. She focuses her practice on gaming regulatory and business law, representing national and international casino owners, operators and suppliers in the areas of regulatory compliance, acquisition, licensure, internal investigation matters and corporate counseling. Martha's previous legal experience includes her role as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer with Hyatt Gaming Management, Inc., which owns, manages and consults with casinos in the United States and abroad. Martha brings a business perspective to every matter, drawing on more than 10 years of experience in management, sales and sales leadership from the contact management industry.


alt           KATIE LEVER is General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Bahar Mar, an integrated casino resort located in Nassau, Bahamas. She was most recently Scientific Games’ General Counsel and Executive Vice President with responsibility for all legal matters related to the company’s global operations, including management of its legal and intellectual property departments. Lever joined Scientific Games when Bally Technologies was acquired by Scientific Games in November 2014. As Senior Vice President of Legal and Compliance and General Counsel at Bally Technologies, Lever played a key role during the $5.2 billion acquisition. She joined Bally from SHFL entertainment, where she was General Counsel and Executive Vice President until the company was acquired by Bally in November 2013 in a $1.3 billion acquisition. Before that, Lever was General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Global Cash Access, and previously was a Partner with the Las Vegas law firm Schreck Brignone (now Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck), where she practiced transactional, commercial, and corporate law. She received her law degree from the University of Windsor.

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TOMMY SHEPHERD is a partner in the Business and Commercial Transactions Practice Group of Jones Walker LLP. Tommy represents major casino companies, manufacturers, suppliers, and financial institutions regarding all matters relating to the development, financing, licensing and operation of gaming and resort facilities. His extensive experience in such matters includes public-private leases, financings, land use approvals, statutory and regulatory interpretation and compliance, gaming operations, and administrative hearings. He regularly serves on panels and speaks at national and international gaming conferences. Mr. Shepherd’s clients include many of the largest gaming operators and gaming equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the world, as well as major private equity and investment banking firms and large commercial lenders involved in secured and unsecured lending, debt offerings and bond offerings in connection with the development of various gaming projects.