Goodwin Procter sponsored C5’s 3rd Annual Forum on U.S. Online Gaming Law which focused specifically on online gaming regulation and regulatory compliance. Bob Crawford, counsel and co-chair of Goodwin’s Gaming, Gambling & Sweepstakes Practice, served as moderator for the “Social Gaming: Balancing The Commercial Opportunities Against the Regulatory Gray Area of Online Gaming’s Fastest Growing Area”session.
Goodwin partner Dave Apfel and Crawford attended the Goodwin-sponsored Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the world’s largest gaming conference where gaming representatives showcase the latest products and learn about the cutting-edge issues. The firm hosted the CEO Roundtable, which was one of the best-attended sessions of the conference and included key targets and clients of this practice. Ed Glazer, a partner in Goodwin’s Tax Practice and its Real Estate, REITs & Real Estate Capital Markets Practice, spoke on a panel with Goldman Sachs titled “REITs & Spinoffs: The Structure of Future Gaming Companies.”
In conjunction with the G2E conference, the firm hosted an invitation-only event with AIG and Aon titled “Gaming Risks Roundtable: Risk Management and Legal Perspectives.” This event featured three panels and focused on areas of interest to brick-and-mortar casinos and online gaming operators, as well as companies supporting the casino industry.
The first panel featured Goodwin partner Carl Metzger and was titled “D&O Insurance Perspectives: Changes in the Marketplace and Effects on Gaming Companies Purchasing Decisions.” The second panel featured Goodwin partner Stuart Cable and was titled “Mergers and Acquisitions: Trends in Litigation and Effects on the Gaming Industry.”