Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee seeks to guide and support the organization in the context of initiatives that aim to improve and maintain diversity, equity and inclusion while further encouraging the gaming industry to promote a more diversity and inclusive environment. This committee is chaired by IAGA Trustee Loretta Tuell.


LORETTA A. TUELL, Chair, 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. 


MICHAEL FRIES, Co-Chair, is Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for Scientific Games, a leader in offering games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting and is licensed in hundreds of jurisdictions worldwide. Mike is responsible for the day-to- day administration and management of the Regulatory and Licensing sections of the Compliance Department and its Gaming, Lottery and Digital business divisions.


JEFF BARBIN of Phelps Dunbar practices in business and finance with an emphasis on business transactional and regulatory matters, specifically focusing on gaming transactions requiring local gaming regulatory approvals and other complex transactional and regulatory matters, often working closely with the firm’s gaming lawyers in Mississippi to achieve efficiencies for the client in both jurisdictions. In this context, he has represented casino operators, management, investors, lenders, manufacturers and other vendors in their Louisiana gaming regulatory matters.


DEVON CORNEAL serves as the Assistant Dean for Gaming, Hospitality, Entertainment, and Sports Law at Seton Hall University School of Law where she is responsible for overseeing and developing all curricular, compliance, and educational programming in these substantive areas, including the Law School’s annual Gaming Law, Compliance, and Integrity Bootcamp for new and mid-level professionals in the gaming industry. Prior to joining Seton Hall Law, Dean Corneal was a career clerk in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, a litigation associate with two major international law firms, and a policy analyst for the United States Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to her work as an attorney, her freelance writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Real Simple, and Cosmopolitan and has covered issues including women in the workforce, education, poverty, and the intersection between personal and professional lives.  Dean Corneal received her B.A. from The College of William and Mary, her M.S. from The Pennsylvania State University, and her J.D. from Seton Hall Law School. 


ELISE LEBOURG is a Senior Manager in EY’s Forensics & Integrity Services practice, joining the firm in 2013.  Elise has a breadth of experience in assisting clients on various regulatory compliance issues such as anti-money laundering, fraud and responsible gaming in the United States, Canada and Asia. Elise has lead multiple program reviews for both compliance and internal audit functions, implementation of policies and procedures, transaction remediation reviews, preacquisition due diligence and whistleblower investigations.  Elise is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin