Attorney to Chair The Canadian Institute's Legal and Business Guide to Gaming in Canada Conference

Dickinson Wright Attorney to Chair The Canadian Institute's Legal and Business Guide to Gaming in Canada Conference

2/24/2009
Dickinson Wright attorney and gaming law expert Michael D. Lipton will chair this week's Fourth Annual Legal and Business Guide to Gaming in Canada conference in Toronto, Ontario. Mr. Lipton also will serve as moderator for a panel discussion entitled "Developments in Canadian Gaming," and will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Examining the Current Status of Online Gaming in Canada." The Canadian Institute, this fourth annual conference is designed to give gaming lawyers, lottery and casino executives, and gaming regulators information about the current and most pressing challenges in the gaming industry. Practicing out of Dickinson Wright's Toronto office, Mr. Lipton has served as senior counsel on numerous gaming law matters for the past 20 years. He advises governments, regulators, advertisers, online gaming enterprises, gaming equipment suppliers, racetracks, casinos, software manufacturers and pari-mutuel operators on all aspects of gaming law. He also acts as senior counsel in advising gaming license holders throughout North America on gaming compliance and policy issues, as well as advising provincial governments, lottery corporations, charitable organizations, and public and private corporations in respect to the gaming provisions of the Canadian Criminal Code. Mr. Lipton has authored many articles on gaming law and anti-money laundering as it relates to the gaming industry, which have been published in leading international and national publications, and has delivered papers at numerous gaming law conferences throughout the world. He is a founding member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and its immediate past President. In 2008, he was recognized by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Global for his expertise in gaming law. Mr. Lipton has prepared compliance programs to ensure clients' adherence to gaming regulations and counsels clients in their dealings with gaming regulators; advises clients internationally with respect to online gaming issues; negotiates advertising agreements for gaming websites; advises on the impact of aboriginal law on gaming in Canada; and represents clients' interests before government when legislative changes are under consideration. Additionally, Dickinson Wright attorney Kevin J. Weber is the conference's presenter on Examining the Practical Implications of the Latest Case Law for Online and Land-Based Gaming, and Dickinson Wright attorney Robert W. Stocker II is the conference's presenter on Analyzing International Developments: Acknowledging Competition and Maximizing Your Business Opportunities in the Gaming World. For more information, visit www.dickinsonwright.com.
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