Emily Mattison, Former General Counsel of Illinois Gaming Board, Joins Greenberg Traurig

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Emily A. Mattison has joined the Chicago office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as of counsel in the Global Gaming Practice.

Emily A. Mattison has joined the Chicago office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as of counsel in the Global Gaming Practice. She will focus her practice on gaming regulatory compliance, licensure, and corporate counseling. Mattison joins the firm from the Illinois Gaming Board, where she served as general counsel.

“Gaming expansion makes headlines, but the evolution of the global market is where we remain focused,” said Martha A. Sabol, co-chair of the firm’s Global Gaming Practice. “Emily has firsthand experience with the regulation and development of a gaming market that is both emerging and maturing, and we are very fortunate to have her join our team.”

Mattison spent five years with the Illinois Gaming Board. During her tenure there, she guided the regulatory approach to an expanding gaming industry in Illinois, drafting practical policies and rules amid shifting legislative constraints. She counseled the Gaming Board on interpretation of Illinois law, disciplinary matters involving licensees, and settlement negotiations. She leverages her prior experience in the Illinois governor’s office as liaison for multiple state agencies, providing advice on state and federal law, policy, regulation, and contract interpretation.

Mattison earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, and her B.A., with honors, from the University of Michigan.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Gaming Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Group focuses not only on casino operations, but also addresses lotteries, pari-mutuel wagering, charitable gaming, tribal gaming, and Internet gaming, where permitted by law. Members of the group have varied backgrounds and are located throughout the firm’s offices, allowing them to assist gaming clients in this highly regulated industry across multiple U.S. jurisdictions and internationally. The group’s focus includes the representation of casino owners, operators and executives, gaming manufacturers and suppliers, private equity firms and investment banks on gaming related matters.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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