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November 15, 2010 - Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Lionel Sawyer & Collins shareholder Robert Faiss the “Las Vegas Best Lawyers Gaming Lawyer of the Year” for 2011. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Considered one of the world's foremost authorities on gaming law, Mr. Faiss was named as the premier gaming attorney in the United States and one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal. Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Gaming Law and included in Mountain States Super Lawyers' "The Top 75," he was named one of “Gaming’s Most Influential People” by Global Gaming Business magazine. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award in gaming law from the Nevada Gaming Attorneys and the UNLV International Gaming Institute.

Mr. Faiss has represented the gaming industry in the Nevada State Legislature for the past 30 years. He has testified before the U.S. Senate on amendments to the Bank Secrecy Act, and before the National Gambling Impact Study Commission on casino credit practices and procedures. Mr. Faiss has been an Adjunct Professor in gaming law and policy since 2001 at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is an instructor in gaming law for the National Judicial College.

Mr. Faiss is Chair of Lionel Sawyer & Collins' Gaming and Regulatory Law Department and is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He has an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Directory. His career is the subject of Gaming Regulation and Gaming Law in Nevada, published in 2008 by the University of Nevada Oral History Program.

About Best Lawyers’ “Lawyers of the Year”
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

About Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Nevada’s largest private law firm, Lionel Sawyer & Collins offers a full range of legal services, including gaming and regulatory law, litigation, government relations, commercial transactions, labor and employment law, environmental, bankruptcy, banking, trusts and estates, health care and corporate law. Lionel Sawyer & Collins’ Nevada offices include Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City. For more information about Lionel Sawyer & Collins’ practice and attorneys, please visit www.lionelsawyer.com.

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