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Cooper Levenson's Casino Law Practice Group Attorneys to Speak at Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas

Atlantic City and Las Vegas based law firm Cooper Levenson will actively participate in a series of educational sessions and panel discussions for the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), scheduled for Oct. 2 – 4, 2012 at The Sands Expo & Convention Center.

Cooper Levenson has served as the Legal and Regulatory Advisor to G2E since 2004. G2E, known as the leading trade event for the international gaming entertainment community, is expected to attract more than 26,000 industry professionals from around the globe. The exposition floor has featured nearly 700 vendors, displaying the latest in technology and products for every aspect of the gaming and entertainment industry. In addition, industry members will attend seminars and panels of experts, learning from more than 400 speakers in 175 conference sessions.

Lloyd D. Levenson, Lynne Levin Kaufman and Russell Lichtenstein will speak and moderate panels throughout the event.  At the 2012 G2E event, these Cooper Levenson attorneys will present these industry-specific topics:

Lloyd D. Levenson, Chief Executive Officer: Moderator – A Phoenix Rising: The New New Jersey. New Jersey has taken the lead on dramatic regulatory reform to save a challenged market, contested a long-established federal law on sports betting, and taken up the mantle on internet gaming. This session will review how New Jersey did it as well as challenges and opportunities still to come in this market. Attendess will learn about New Jersey's recent regulatory reforms, the state's plans for internet gaming, and the state's sports betting bill
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Lynne Levin Kaufman, Moderator: Emerging Jurisdictions Case Study: Massachusetts and Ohio: When a jurisdiction legalizes gaming, setting up a regulatory framework is the first order of business. At this session, experts will explain how Ohio and Massachusetts navigated this challenge in different ways, whether using outside consultants or existing regulatory agencies and structures as guide posts. Learn how regulations were written and what can be learned from the process Attendees will learn how regulations were written and what can be learned from the process.

Russell Lichtenstein: Moderator – Labor Law and Unionization: In Las Vegas, Atlantic City and across Indian Country, unions have become increasingly aggressive in organizing casino and hotel workers. Strikes, demonstrations and political campaigns are just part of the arsenal available to unions. At this session, experts will examine the rights of workers and businesses in these negotiations, as well as best practices for working with local unions Attendees will learn how to build a strategy to work effectively with unions and gain an understanding of how tribal sovereignty and unions can coexist.

Cooper Levenson is a full service gaming, business & litigation firm that serves the industry’s leading suppliers and service providers in all aspects of casino law, including online or internet gaming, employment, licensure,  criminal liability, negligence, administrative proceedings, zoning, land use, contracts and other casino-related affairs.

\“We are very pleased to continue our relationship as legal and regulatory advisor to G2E,” said Lloyd Levenson. “We have developed a slate of speakers and timely topics that we hope will once again be a highlight of the show and full of valuable information for our attendees.”

For more information on the event, visit www.globalgamingexpo.com

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