For Immediate Release
Contact: Sharon Allen
Director of Marketing
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Two Lionel Sawyer & Collins Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Edition
of Chambers Global: Gaming & Gambling Guide
Bob Faiss and Mark Clayton included among top fifty gaming attorneys in the world
Las Vegas, NV (April 29, 2013) – Lionel Sawyer & Collins is pleased to announce that two shareholders in the Firm’s Gaming and Regulatory Law Department have been recognized as notable practitioners in the 2013 edition of Chambers Global: Gaming and Gambling Guide, published by Chambers and Partners. Bob Faiss and Mark Clayton are included among the top fifty gaming attorneys in the world. Chamber and Partners, a U.K.-based publisher of legal guides, conducts extensive research annually to produce its highly respected rankings of the world’s leading law firms and individual attorneys. Thousands of interviews among lawyers and their clients are held by over 140 full-time researchers to determine the rankings. The assessments also encompass additional categories, including “Star Individual,” in which lawyers can be ranked as exceptional in their field.
§ Bob Faiss, Chairman of the Firm’s Gaming & Regulatory Law Department, has been selected as one of only three “Star Individuals” in the world. Chambers Global considers him “one of the major players of the gaming world” and quotes their research sources calling him “one of the best ever.” Citing his 40 years of experience, Mr. Faiss’s listing concludes: “…observers admire his invaluable experience and market-leading reputation. He is a “tremendous guy with a wonderful reputation,” commentators say. Mr. Faiss’s recognition comes as no surprise to those in the gaming industry and legal profession. He has been acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities on gaming law by the most important international organizations and legal peer-review ranking services for many years. Mr. Faiss is active in international aspects of gaming law, representing foreign-based companies for involvement in Nevada gaming and representing Nevada-based companies for involvement in gaming in foreign countries. Among his other activities, Mr. Faiss is a founding member and past chairman of the American Bar Association General Practice Section’s Gaming Law Committee, and charter trustee and past president of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys and founding member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. He has also made significant contributions to the William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, since its founding in 2001, including serving as an Adjunct Professor, and is also an instructor in gaming law for the National Judicial College. He joined Lionel Sawyer & Collins in 1973.
- According to this year’s Guide, Mark Clayton is recognized for his accomplishments as a gaming lawyer with a strong focus on internet gaming. His entry reads: “He advises major clients and wins praise from market sources for being “very practical, quick at getting back to people, and has tremendous knowledge.” Mr. Clayton has been commended for “taking his previous experience as a Nevada regulator and turning it to a leadership role for helping clients.” His background includes extensive experience in virtually all aspects of gaming law, including serving as a member of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, as General Counsel and Vice-President-Corporate Law for three major gaming corporations and in teaching and advisory positions at the William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV. His practice focuses on counseling major international gaming clients, including advising on i-Gaming licensing and regulatory issues. Mr. Clayton has been consistently ranked as a top gaming attorney by the major legal peer review services and has most recently been named as Chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Gaming Law Committee.He is also a member of the principal gaming organizations including the International Association of Gaming Advisors and International Masters of Gaming Law and serves as an independent member of the compliance committee for two major Nevada gaming corporations. He joined Lionel Sawyer & Collins in 2009.