Two Dickinson Wright Attorneys Recognized by Chambers Global in the Gaming & Gambling Practice Area

March 20, 2013
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Robert W. Stocker II and Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. have been ranked as Band 1 attorneys by Chambers and Partners in the Gaming & Gambling Global Practice Area for the 6th consecutive year. Chambers Global, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, researches the strengths and reputations of international law firms and attorneys through in-depth interviews with peer and competing-firm attorneys, in-house counsel and significant purchasers of legal services.

Robert W. Stocker II is a Member and Practice Leader for Gaming Law in the firm’s Lansing office. His international practice focuses on gaming, regulatory, corporate and alternative insurance programs law. Mr. Stocker is Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law; an editorial board member of Gaming Law Review and Economics; Chair of the American Bar Association’s Gaming Law Committee; Chair of the American Bar Association’s Annual 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.

Chambers Global says that “Robert Stocker of Dickinson Wright PLLC in Michigan is highly involved in land-based gaming across the USA, and has advised state governments on establishing regulatory frameworks for gaming and gambling. Peers respect his extensive experience in the field.”

Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. is a Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. He has served as senior counsel on several gaming law matters including advising on Requests for Proposals from government to operate commercial and charitable casinos and advising applicants who seek registration with the various Gaming Regulatory Authorities throughout Canada. He regularly represents governments, gaming equipment manufacturers and suppliers, gaming software manufacturers and Internet gaming operators in all aspects of gaming law.

In 2011, Mr. Lipton was awarded the Canadian Gaming Association’s Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution Award. Since 2008, Mr. Lipton has been recognized by his peers with inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Global for his expertise in gaming law. He is a founding member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and a Past President. He is Editor of the Canadian Gaming Lawyer and a member of the editorial boards of the Gaming Law Review and World Online Gambling Law Report. He has authored many articles on all areas of gaming law which have been published in several leading international and national publications and delivered papers at numerous gaming law conferences throughout the world.

Chambers Global says “Michael Lipton of Dickinson Wright LLP is a Toronto-based lawyer, and a favourite attorney for operators seeking global advice on regulations. Peers praise him for remaining abreast of key regulatory developments.”
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