Three Dickinson Wright Lawyers Recognized in Chambers Global Guide 2017

March 21, 2017
Dickinson Wright is pleased to announce that Lawyers Robert W. Stocker II, Michael D. Lipton, Q.C., and Brenda C. Swick have been recognized in Chambers Global Guide 2017. Chambers Global, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, researches the strengths and reputations of international law firms and lawyers through in-depth interviews with peer and competing-firm lawyers, in-house counsel and significant purchasers of legal services.

Robert W. Stocker II is a Member in the firm’s Lansing office and is Practice Leader of the firm’s Gaming Law Practice. He is ranked in the Gaming & Gambling Practice Area in the guide. His international practice focuses on gaming, regulatory, corporate and alternative insurance programs law. Mr. Stocker is a Founding Member and Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law; an editorial board member of Gaming Law Review and Economics; Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Gaming Law Committee; Chair of the American Bar Association’s Gaming Law Minefield Conference in Las Vegas; and an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he teaches Gaming Law, Business Planning, Business Organizations, and Alternative Insurance. He is recognized by Chambers Global as a “Leader in the Field” of Gaming Law and is also recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in gaming, administrative and government relations law, and is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers for his gaming expertise.

Michael Lipton Q. C. is a Senior Partner of Dickinson Wright LLP, based in Toronto, and heads the Canadian gaming law group. He is ranked in the Gaming & Gambling Practice Area in the guide. For over 25 years, he has served as senior counsel on several complex gaming law matters including advising on Requests for Proposals from governments to operate commercial and charitable casinos and advising applicants who seek registration with the gaming regulatory authorities throughout North America. He regularly represents and counsels gaming equipment suppliers, institutional investors, governments, racetracks, casinos, First Nations and pari-mutuel operators in all areas of gaming law from both a land-based and Internet perspective. He has presented numerous papers on the various aspects of gaming law at international legal conferences and his gaming law articles have been published on a global basis including the Canadian chapter of the Internet Gaming Report. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Online Gambling Lawyer and the founding editor of Canadian Gaming Lawyer. Michael’s vast expertise and knowledge in gaming law have been recognized by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada and by Chambers Global from 2008 to 2017. He is a founding member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and a past President. In 2011, the Canadian Gaming Association presented him with an award for Leadership and Outstanding Contribution to the Gaming Industry. Michael has earned a global reputation for the strength and substance of his practice.

Brenda C. Swick is a Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. She is ranked in the International Trade/WTO Practice Area in the guide. Her practice focuses on international trade, government contracting, and competition law including premerger notification, foreign investment review, regulatory compliance, anti-corruption compliance, and judicial review of government decisions. Her expertise encompasses customs compliance, export and import controls, economic sanctions, blocking measures (Cuba), defense trade controls and anti-dumping and countervailing investigations. She is also a leading expert on government contracting and has represented clients in bid disputes before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and courts. She regularly advises clients on Canada’s international, trade and investment agreements, including investor state disputes under Chapter 11 of the NAFTA. She has represented clients in some of Canada’s highest profile trade disputes in softwood lumber, dairy products, alcoholic beverages, baby food, natural resources and energy. Ms. Swick is a recognized leader for her international trade and customs practice work in Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs 2016 and in International Trade Regulation in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Brenda is also ranked in both International Trade/WTO and Public Procurement in the 2017 edition of Canada Chambers.