Programming Committee
The Programming Committee
plans and coordinates the Association's participation in key industry events and conferences, oversees its ongoing education initiatives including its Best Practices Webinars and identifies additional opportunities for the Association to extend its support of its members and the global gaming industry. 

          KARIN ASHFORD is the Chief Legal Officer of Greenwood Racing, Inc., an entity that, through its subsidiaries, operates casino gaming, thoroughbred and standardbred racing, i-gaming and online sports betting in four jurisdictions.  She has spent most of her career in the gaming industry and is a generalist with significant experience in litigation, transactions, cyber, privacy, employment law, Indian law, regulatory, real estate matters, insurance coverage, wage and hour, intellectual property,  consumer protection, and election law matters






ADAM BERGER is a partner in the Duane Morris Corporate Practice Group, a member of the firm's governing Partners Board and a member of the Gaming Industry Group. Mr. Berger represents public and private companies involved in all facets of the gaming industry in a broad variety of corporate and regulatory matters. Mr. Berger has extensive experience representing casinos, casino holding companies and gaming equipment manufacturers, as well as financial institutions including banks, private equity funds and hedge funds in connection with mergers and acquisitions, debt transactions, licensing, compliance matters and regulatory investigations. Additionally, Mr. Berger has represented clients in competitive licensing contests before various gaming agencies. Mr. Berger regularly advises clients on emerging developments and legislation affecting the brick-and-mortar and Internet gaming industries. Outside of the traditional casino space, Mr. Berger has advised traditional gaming companies, media companies, professional sports teams and financial institutions on matters related to the rapidly expanding sports wagering industry in the United States. Mr. Berger has also represented numerous companies involved in the fantasy sports and skill-based gaming industries.



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. 


RUI PINTO PROENCA is a partner at MdME, where he heads the firm’s Corporate|Gaming practice. Rui regularly acts for industry investors, casino operators, equipment manufacturers and gaming promoters in key regional projects. He also assists issuers, sponsors and underwriters in relation to listings of Macau gaming interests with overseas capital markets. Rui has been actively assisting sector players and governments in emerging gaming jurisdictions across the Asia-Pacific region. 


JUSTIN STEMPECK is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Compliable.  Justin was previously with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and worked as a regulatory attorney to help stand up the nascent casino industry in the Commonwealth.  After his stint as a regulator, Justin became the first Director of Licensing at Draftkings, building out a licensing team and managing licensing operations across all of the company's verticals.  Having seen the difficulties of compliance from both the regulatory and the operator perspective, he joined Compliable in 2021 to build a solution addressing the compliance needs of companies large and small.





PAUL WIERBICKI is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Rush Street Interactive and its subsidiaries, a leading online gaming and entertainment company that focuses on online casino and online sports betting in the U.S. and Latin American markets. He is also a member of RSI’s board of directors and its nominating and governance committee. Paul has been General Counsel of LAMB Capital Advisors (the management company for the investment partnerships funded by Neil Bluhm and his family) since 6/2015. Prior to joining LAMB, he served as Senior Counsel, Business and Legal at AbbVie Inc. and as a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, specializing in restructuring and debt finance. He served on the board of directors and compensation committee of Green Rivers Spirits Company (f/k/a Terressentia Corporation) from 2/2017 and 1/2018, respectively, until 9/2021 and the board of directors of The Civic Federation from 9/2012 to 12/2015.