IMGL Conferences

IMGL 2011 Spring Conference
Napa Valley, California

May 22-24, 2011

Confirmed Speakers

as of May 16, 2011

Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Willie L. Brown

Two-term Mayor of San Francisco, legendary Speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as the most influential African-American politician of the late twentieth century, Willie L. Brown, Jr., has been at the center of California politics, government, and civic life for an astonishing four decades. His career spans the American Presidency from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush, and he’s worked with every California Governor from Pat Brown to Arnold Schwarzenegger. From civil rights to education reform, tax policy, economic development, health care, international trade, domestic partnerships, and affirmative action, he’s left his imprimatur on every aspect of politics and public policy in the Golden State. As Mayor of California’s most cosmopolitan city, he refurbished and rebuilt the nation’s busiest transit system, pioneered the use of bond measures to build affordable housing, created a model juvenile justice system, and paved the way for a second campus of the University of California, San Francisco, to serve as the anchor of a new development that will position the City as a center for the burgeoning field of biotechnology. Today, he heads the Willie L. Brown, Jr., Institute on Politics and Public Service, where this acknowledged master of the art of politics shares his knowledge and skills with a new generation of California leaders.

Eric Abbott
Intellectual Property Counsel, Shuffle Master, Inc., Nevada

Lee Amaitis,
President and CEO, Cantor Gaming, Nevada

Jacob Appelsmith
Senior Advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.; Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, State of California

Thomas Auriemma
Vice President / Chief Compliance Officer, Penn National Gaming, Pennsylvania

Frieder Backu
Partner, SSW Schneider Schiffer Weihermueller, Germany

Mark Brnovich
Director, Arizona Department of Gaming

Joseph Brown
Vice-Chairman, Nevada Gaming Commission and President, Jones Vargas, Nevada

Tracy Burris
Commissioner, Viejas Tribal Gaming Commission, California

Katie Byrne
Solicitor, A&L Goodbody

Anthony Cabot
Partner, Lewis & Roca LLP, Nevada

Nick Casiello
Chair, Gaming Practice Group, Fox Rothschild, New Jersey

Tony Coles
President, International Masters of Gaming Law and Senior Partner, Jeffrey Green Russell, United Kingdom

Tiffany Conklin
Commissioner, California Gambling Control Commission, California

Timothy Cope
President and Chief Financial Officer, Lakes Entertainment, Inc., Minnesota

Constantinos N. Couccoullis
Managing Partner, Constantinos N. Couccoullis and Assoc., Greece

Scott Crowell
Partner, Crowell Law Office – Tribal Advocacy Group

Norm DesRosiers
Commissioner, San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, California

James Deutsch
Partner, Blitz Bardgett & Deutsch, Missouri

Gordon Dickie
Senior Vice President of Business Development, Government Affairs and Compliance, Cadillac Jack, Inc., Nevada

J. Kelly Duncan
Partner, Jones Walker Waechter Poitevent Carrere & Denegre, LLP, Louisiana

Larry Eliason
Executive Secretary, South Dakota Commission on Gaming, South Dakota

Bob Faiss
Chairman, Gaming Law Practice Group, Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Nevada

Michael Ficaro
Partner, Ungaretti & Harris, Illinois

Tom Foley
Partner, Foley Law Group, Minnesota

Charles Gerada
Partner, Jeffrey Green Russell, United Kingdom

Jess Green
President, Green Law Firm, P.C., Oklahoma

Gregory Hahn
Partner, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Indiana

Paula Hart
Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

Steven Hart
Partner, Gaming Practice Group, Lewis and Roca LLP, Arizona

Chris Hinckley
Legal Counsel, Missouri Gaming Commission, Missouri

Henrik Hoffmann
Advokat, Lett Advokatfirma, Denmark

Joerg Hofmann
Partner, MELCHERS, Germany

Jamie Hummingbird
Director, Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission, Oklahoma

Jeff Ifrah
Founding Partner, Ifrah PLLC, Washington D.C.

Ian Imrich
CEO / President, Law Offices of Ian J. Imrich, A.P.C., California

Kristi Jackson
Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tribal Financial Advisors, Inc., California

Joseph M. Kelly
Professor, Buffalo State College, State University of New York and Associate, Catania Gaming Consultants, New York

Alan B. Koslow
Shareholder and Director of Gaming and Hospitality Law, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Florida

Richard M. Krumbein
Attorney at Law, Portilla, Ruy-Diaz & Aguilar, S.C., Mexico

Peter Larson
Attorney, Lewis and Roca, LLP, Arizona

Morden (Cookie) Lazarus
Partner, Lazarus, Charbonneau, Canada

Mark Lerner
Senior Vice President for Law & Government, General Counsel, Bally Technologies, Inc., Nevada

Katie Lever
General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Shuffle Master, Inc., Nevada

Michael D. Lipton Q.C.
Senior Partner, Dickinson Wright LLP, Canada

Michael Lombardi
Chairperson, Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians Gaming Commission, California

Robert Lytle
Principal, Lytle Consulting Services, California

Patrick Madamba, Jr.
Special Counsel, Fox Rothschild LLP, New Jersey

Peter Maheu
President, Global Intelligence Network, Inc., Nevada

Quirino Mancini
Partner, Sinisi Ceschini Mancini, Italy

Murray Marshall
General Counsel, Kahnawake Gaming Commission, Canada

James R. Martin
Consultant, JRM Gaming Consultants, LLC, Nevada

Ernest C. Matthews, IV
President/General Counsel, ISI – Maritime/Islands, Ltd., California

D. Michael McBride III
Chair, Indian Law & Practice Group, Crowe & Dunlevy P.C., Oklahoma

Sean McGuiness
Partner, Lewis & Roca, LLP, Nevada

Steven McSloy
Partner, SNR Denton US LLP, New York

Alan P. Meister, Ph.D.
Principal Economist, Nathan Associates, California

Sandford Millar
Certified Specialist Taxation Law, Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar, California

Frank Miller
Partner, Miller Malone & Tellefson, Washington

Kevin Mullally
General Counsel and Director of Government Relations, Gaming Laboratories International, LLC, Missouri

Dennis Neilander
Attorney and Former Director, State Gaming Control Board, Nevada

Jamie Nettleton
Partner, Addisons Commercial Lawyers, Australia

Nick Nocton
Partner, Jeffrey Green Russell, United Kingdom

Kevin Quigley
President, Hamilton Quigley & Twait, Minnesota

John Phillips
Chairman and CEO, Aristotle International, Washington, D.C.

Jason Pope
Legal Counsel, California Gambling Control Commission

John N. Roberts
Deputy Commissioner, San Manuel Gaming Commission, California

Robert Saucier
President and CEO and Chairman of the Board, Galaxy Gaming, Inc., Nevada

Allyson Saunders
Partner, Holland & Knight, California

Jerry Schultze
Executive Director, Morongo Gaming Agency,California

Keith Sharp
Partner, Falk & Sharp, California

Judith A. Shapiro
Principal, Judith A. Shapiro Esq., Washington D.C.

Britt Singletary
Partner, Singletary & Thrash, Mississippi

Robert W. Stocker II
Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Michigan

William Thompson
Professor Emeritus of Public Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Randolph Townsend
Member, Nevada Gaming Commission and former Nevada State Senator, Nevada

Jaime Varela Videl
Partner, Varela & Fonseca Abogados, Peru

Rick Welsh
Compliance Consultant, R W Gaming, LLC, Nevada

Dennis Whittlesey
Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Washington D.C.

Jenny Williams
Commissioner & Chief Executive, British Gambling Commission, United Kingdom

Andre Wilsenach
Chief Executive Officer, Alderney Gambling Control Commission,
British Channel Islands

Michael Zatezalo
Managing Partner/Director, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Co., L.P.A., Ohio

Jane Zerbi
Esquire, Law Office of Jane Zerbi, California

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