The INTERNATIONAL GAMING SUMMIT CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE plans and coordinates the IAGA International Gaming Conference program, recruits as speakers key gaming industry leaders and regulators from around the world, and ensures that each year's topics address cutting edge and current issues involving all facets of the gaming industry and the regulation of gaming.


alt           ELLEN WHITTEMORE of the Whittemore Gaming Group practices exclusively in gaming law and regulation. With nearly 30 years of experience, Ms. Whittemore regularly represents Nevada’s largest gaming companies before the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission in licensing, disciplinary, and tax matters. She serves as regulatory counsel for a number of preeminent publicly traded corporations, including MGM Resorts International and International Game Technology. 

alt           MARK A. CLAYTON is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Practice. He focuses on gaming regulatory matters, including those related to land based gaming, internet gaming and the manufacturing and distribution of gaming equipment. He also counsels clients on gaming legislation and regulatory projects. He represents clients with matters concerning gaming in U.S. and international jurisdictions. Mark has wide-ranging experience in the gaming industry, and has served as an executive and as counsel for many casino corporations prior to joining the firm. He is a former member of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board.

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JEFFREY CATANZARO is a Managing Director in the Solutions Practice Group of Major, Lindsey & Africa. He is a subject-matter expert in contract management and compliance related issues focused on technology, consulting, strategy, planning, processes and implementing best practices for all stages of the contract lifecycle. Jeff provides clients with solutions that optimize and streamline the contracting processes to enhance risk oversight, maximize revenue and reduce cost (with an emphasis on supporting the gaming industry).

alt           JENNIFER CARLETON, a Shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, counsels clients on corporate and regulatory matters, focusing on the licensing aspects of deal structures and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and public finance. Jennifer has developed a unique multi-jurisdictional gaming practice, assisting clients with casino operations in numerous U.S. states, advising investors in gaming companies that hold licenses worldwide, and facilitating negotiations with Indian gaming operators. 

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DAVID CLIFTON, Founding Director of Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited, advises a broad range of gambling industry clients both in the UK and overseas and has been a contributing editor for leading textbooks on the subject of gambling law. He has been top-ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession, where he has been “singled out for his advocacy skills” and described as “a genuine expert in the field, fantastically dedicated and client-oriented.” 

 
alt           MARK R. DUNN is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Aristocrat Technologies, where he is head of global legal operations and compliance. Prior to Aristocrat, Mark worked for more than nine years at Caesars Entertainment Corporation (and its predecessor in interest, Harrah’s Entertainment), finishing as its Vice President of Legal Affairs – Western Division, where he managed legal affairs for property operations for all of the company’s casinos in Nevada, California and Arizona and its international locations. 

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ANDREW GELLATLY is Head of Research Services for Gambling Compliance and  is part of the Gambling Compliance founding management team. He has an extensive background in journalism covering technology, gambling and sport and is a regular Financial Times contributor, including authoring the Financial Times special report on the global gaming industry. Andrew is a regular speaker at industry events and has chaired and presented at gambling conferences worldwide.

alt           JOHN HAGAN of Harris Hagan specializes in all aspects of online and land-based gambling law. John qualified in 1993, practicing as a commercial litigator before specializing in gambling law from 1998. He has advised many of the world’s largest gambling operators as well as governments and trade associations. He is frequently instructed by other leading law firms, private equity firms and banks to provide specialist licensing and regulatory expertise in respect of corporate investments and transactions.

alt           LYNNE LEVIN KAUFMAN, a partner at Cooper Levenson, practices all aspects of casino and iGaming law: licensure, financings, hardware and software approvals and administrative proceedings for casinos and gaming industry vendors worldwide. Lynne also handles matters relating to skilled gaming and promotional sweepstakes.  Her experience includes nine years as Corporate Counsel for a major Atlantic City casino and performing extensive legal work in connection with the opening and operation of casinos.
 
alt           SAMUEL LUNG is a director in EY’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, focusing on financial crime compliance advisory services including regulatory compliance reviews in AML, sanctions, fraud control and risk management by assisting financial and non-financial institution clients including banks, securities firms, asset management fund houses and money service operators. He also works closely with the Asian gaming sector and assist the industry to shape and upgrade their AML, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption compliance and overall risk management standards.

alt           GIL WHITE is the joint head of HFN’s Gaming department where he counsels the world’s leading internet gaming companies on corporate and commercial issues. His practice focuses on advising clients on the law of online gaming, concentrating primarily on matters pertaining to licensing, regulation, litigation and day-to-day operations. Gil has also coordinated initial public offerings and M&A transactions on behalf of online gaming companies which have proved to be standard-setting in this nascent industry.