CLE: Jurisdiction, Arbitration and the Gaming World

04/04/2011 - 3:30pm
Location: 
110

This program has been approved for 2.0 CLE credits.

A panel of seasoned attorneys will discuss gaming issues involving multiple jurisdictions. The program will begin with a primer on “internet gaming” and the status of Nevada and federal regulations in this rapidly evolving area. Following the primer, panelists will explore issues that arise when gaming promotions are offered by casinos to patrons, conflict of laws issues that arise in the enforcement of gaming debts, and cross-border intellectual property issues. The discussion will conclude with a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration and mediation/conciliation as mechanisms to resolve gaming disputes.

Moderator:

Jean Sternlight
Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution
Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law
William S. Boyd School of Law

Speakers:

Kate C. Lowenhar-Fisher
Shareholder, Gaming Law and Corporate & Business Groups
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
A primer on “internet gaming” and the status of Nevada and federal regulation in this rapidly evolving area.


Greg Gemignani

Shareholder
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Patron disputes and other issues that arise in the context of gaming promotions offered by casinos to patrons.


Tony Cabot

Partner and Practice Group Leader of the Gaming Law Practice Group
Lewis and Roca LLP
Conflict of laws issues that arise in the enforcement of gaming debts when the casino and player reside in different jurisdictions.


Mary LaFrance

William S. Boyd Professor of Law
William S. Boyd School of Law
Cross-border intellectual property issues that arise when games designed and held as intellectual property in one jurisdiction are used (and infringed upon) in foreign jurisdictions.


Babak Barin

Partner and Co-head of the Dispute Resolution Team
BCF LLP (Canada)
Advantages and disadvantages of arbitration and mediation/conciliation as mechanisms to resolve gaming disputes as well as the importance of the selection of the choice of law clauses when it comes to these alternatives. 

Attendees may park in any metered space on campus or may use the Naples Lot, Lot M, on the north/northeast side of the Campus Services Building.

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