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           SANTIAGO ASENSI  is the Managing Partner of ASENSI and is an expert attorney in Gaming & Gambling Law in Spain and Latin America. Asensi represents most of the major operators and gaming services providers, being deeply involved in all the regulatory developments carried out for this industry. Santiago is included in the Global Gaming & Gambling section of the leading publication Chambers Global. Asensi has been awarded this prestigious inclusion within “Band 1” from 2009 to 2013, and in the editions 2014, 2015 & 2016, Santiago has been ranked as “Star Individual.
 
alt           GREG BROWER, a Shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, focuses his practice on civil and criminal litigation, as well as regulatory and enforcement actions, corporate investigations, cybersecurity matters and federal and state government relations. Most recently, he served as the assistant director for the Office of Congressional Affairs at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving as the FBI's chief liaison to Congress. Greg has a long history of public service. At the federal level, he served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada, and as  General Counsel and Inspector General at the U.S. Government Publishing Office. He also served at DOJ as Legislative Counsel in the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys. At the state level, he has served five terms in the Nevada Legislature where he was Senate Judiciary Committee. Chairman He also served on the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee, the Nevada Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice, the Nevada Sentencing Commission and the Nevada Juvenile Justice Commission. 

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.

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. 

alt           KATIE LEVER is Chief Legal Counsel for The Drew Las Vegas, an integrated property opening in Las Vegas, with responsibility for structuring and managing all legal, regulatory, and compliance functions. Formerly, she was General Counsel and EVP at Baha Mar, a $4.3 billion luxury resort in the Bahamas, where she implemented and managed the legal, compliance, AML, risk, and surveillance functions. Previously, Katie spearheaded the legal strategy for the $1.3B acquisition of SHFL entertainment by Bally Technologies, and, twelve months later, the $5.3B acquisition of Bally Technologies by Scientific Games. Through those transactions, she was General Counsel and EVP of Scientific Games and SHFL entertainment, Inc., and General Counsel and SVP of Legal & Regulatory Affairs at Bally Technologies. Katie was the first General Counsel and EVP of Global Cash Access (now Everi) and was a Partner with the law firm Schreck Brignone (now Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck).

alt           STEPHEN MARTINO is Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, MGM Resorts Intl. and directs MGM Resorts International's compliance with federal and state requirements for gaming activity and financial transactions. He has oversight of MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas and throughout the United States. In his role, he draws on a dozen years of experience in the casino, interactive, lottery and pari-mutuel gaming industries. He served in regulatory positions as executive director of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission from 2005-2010 and then as director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency from 2010-2015.

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KIMBERLY MAXSON RUSHTON, a Partner with Cooper Levenson, is immersed in the U.S. gaming market, advising casinos, gaming suppliers and other businesses related to the gaming industry who depend on her guidance in this rapidly changing field of law. She began her career in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office from 1993 to 1998 and also served in the Attorney General’s Office as Chief of the Las Vegas office and Counsel to the Nevada Gaming Commission from 1998 to 2003, and as Chairman of Nevada’s Transportation Services Authority from 2003 to 2007.

 
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SEAN MCGUINNESS is a Partner with Butler Snow, practices in the firm’s Gaming Industry Team. His practice focuses primarily on commercial gaming matters in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and Mississippi, as well tribal gaming matters. He has also experience with gaming bankruptcy matters. Prior to joining the firm, Sean practiced gaming law for 15 years at a law firm in their Reno, Las Vegas and Denver offices. Sean was Vice President and General Counsel for The Resort at Summerlin, which was owned by Swiss Casinos (1997-2001), and had a private gaming law practice in Mississippi (1994-1997) and served as Compliance Director for the Mississippi Gaming Commission (1992-1993). Sean got his start in the gaming industry as a law clerk for the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission.

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JENNIFER ROBERTS is the Associate Director of the International Center for Gaming Regulation at University of Nevada Las Vegas. She was previously a partner at Duane Morris LLP. Prior to that, she was a shareholder in the Gaming & Regulatory Department of Lionel Sawyer & Collins. Her practice included representation of clients in all areas of gaming law, including licensing, compliance, and gaming law and regulatory development. Ms. Roberts' current practice includes alcohol beverage licensing and compliance, as well as land use and zoning, business licensing, and regulatory and administrative law. She is an adjunct professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law, teaching courses on introduction to gaming law.

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LORETTA A. TUELL is the managing principle at Tuell Law. She has practiced in the arena of federal Indian law and policy in Washington, D.C. for more than 20 years. In September 2017, she relocated to southern California and established Tuell Law. Her practice focuses on American Indian law, governmental law and policy, and gaming matters. In the private legal sector, Loretta was most recently a Partner at the international law firm, Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P. Her public service includes serving as the Majority Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Chairman, Senator Daniel K. Akaka and formerly served as Staff Counsel to the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye. 

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ANDRE WILSENACH is the Executive Director of International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas, he was the Executive Director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. He has a long-standing career in gaming going back 23 years when he became a member of a Commission appointed by the Mandela government to investigate the legalization of gaming in South Africa. Following the completion of the Commission's report, he was appointed CEO of the Mpumalanga Gaming Board whilst serving on the National Gambling Board of South Africa. Prior to relocating to the United Kingdom to join the Alderney Commission, he was the first CEO of Zonke Monitoring Systems, a private company established to render electronic monitoring services to the National Gambling Board of South Africa. He is also a former President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators.