International Gaming Summit Conference Program Committee
The Conference Program Committee
plans and coordinates the IAGA International Gaming Conference program, recruits as speakers key gaming industry leaders and regulators from around the world, and ensures that each year's topics address cutting edge and current issues involving all facets of the gaming industry and the regulation of gaming.


          BAHAR ALAEDDINI is a Partner at Harris Hagan and specializes in all aspects of online and land-based gambling law. Bahar advises clients on license applications, investor due diligence, change of corporate control applications, compliance issues, Gambling Commission requirements and investigations, regulatory settlements, regulatory reviews of operating and personal licenses and due diligence on the licensing aspects of corporate transactions.

alt           SANTIAGO ASENSI  is the Managing Partner of ASENSI and is an expert attorney in Gaming & Gambling Law in Spain and Latin America. He represents most of the major operators and gaming services providers, being deeply involved in all the regulatory developments carried out for this industry. Santiago is included in the Global Gaming & Gambling section of Chambers Global within “Band 1” from 2009 to 2013, and in the editions 2014, 2015 & 2016, Santiago has been ranked as “Star Individual.
 
         

JENNIFER CARLETON, an attorney with Howard & Howard, was previously with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, and counseled clients on corporate and regulatory matters, focusing on the licensing of deal structures and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and public finance. Jennifer has developed a unique multi-jurisdictional practice, assisting clients with casino operations in numerous U.S. states, advising investors in gaming companies that hold licenses worldwide, and facilitating negotiations with Indian gaming operators.

         

LINDSEY HALLETT is an Operations Manager with Alvarez & Marsal Financial Crimes and Investigations. She specializes in providing operational support to clients and has extensive knowledge of global compliance operations for diversified financials, high-growth  businesses, and emerging industries. She assists gaming, casino, and sports betting companies with numerous risk and compliance issues by connecting them with experts in the realms of anti-money laundering, FCPA, fraud, bribery, corruption, cybersecurity, investigations, and big data. 

         

DR. WULF HAMBACH is one of the founding partners of Hambach & Hambach. He regularly publishes articles in national and international legal media. Furthermore, he is a co-publisher and one of the authors of the legal commentary “Glücks- und Gewinnspielrecht in den Medien” (Gambling and Sweepstakes Law in the Media, C.H. Beck Verlag). Dr. Hambach is a sought-after lecturer at leading international conferences and board adviser of leading internet service companies. 

         

JEREMY P. KLEIMAN serves on Saiber's Executive Committee and heads its Gaming Law Practice Group. Jeremy focuses his practice on gaming, regulatory and business law, representing casino operators, gaming equipment suppliers, technology providers and financial institutions involved in the gaming and lottery industries. He specializes in gaming-related corporate, regulatory, licensing and compliance matters, with an emphasis on the online and mobile gaming industry. 

         

HARPER KO joined Everi in December 2017 and has direct responsibility for all of Everi’s legal and regulatory compliance affairs. Her extensive background and expertise in corporate legal and regulatory compliance in the casino gaming industry includes various legal positions with gaming equipment suppliers and casino operators. Prior to joining Everi, Harper served as Deputy General Counsel for Gaming for Scientific Games.

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SEAN MCGUINNESS is a Partner with Butler Snow and on the firm’s Gaming Industry Team. His practice focuses  on commercial gaming matters in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and Mississippi and on tribal gaming matters. Prior to joining the firm, Sean practiced gaming law for 15 years at a law firm in Reno, Las Vegas and Denver. Sean was Vice President and General Counsel for The Resort at Summerlin and had a private gaming law practice in Mississippi (1994-1997) and served as Compliance Director for the Mississippi Gaming Commission (1992-1993). 

         

ERICA L. OKERBERG focuses her Greenberg Traurig practice on gaming law, including licensing and regulatory work; and promotional law, including sweepstakes and social gaming. Her experience includes assistingclients with regulatory and operational matters; representing clients in connection with gaming applications; researching and analyzing a variety of gaming-related topics; preparing materials for and assisting with sweepstakes, contests, and other promotional offers; and counseling clients regarding social gaming and skill games.

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ANDRE WILSENACH is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for BMM. His experience includes serving as the  Executive Director of International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV and as the Executive Director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. He has a long-standing career in gaming going back 23 years when he became a member of a Commission appointed by the Mandela government to investigate the legalization of gaming in South Africa and includes serving as the CEO of the Mpumalanga Gaming Board.