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Erica Okerberg Elected to the Executive Committee of the Nevada State Bar’s Gaming Law Section

LAS VEGAS – July 31, 2017 – Erica L. Okerberg, Global Gaming Practice associate in the Las Vegas office of the international, multi-practice law firm, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Gaming Law Section of the State Bar for a 3-year term.

“Erica is an outstanding associate and a respected member of the Global Gaming Practice,” said Mark A. Clayton, co-chair of the Global Gaming Practice and shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Las Vegas office. “I am confident that she will be a valuable addition to the Executive Committee of the Gaming Law Section of the State Bar.”

“We are proud of the continued achievements of Erica and this recognition of her gaming contributions,” said Michael J. Bonner, co-managing shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Las Vegas office. “I can’t think of anyone more suited to replace me on the Executive Committee.”

Okerberg focuses her practice on gaming law, including licensing and regulatory work; and promotional law, including sweepstakes and social gaming. Her experience includes: preparing and coordinating gaming applications and gaming renewals for individuals and entities in the U.S. and international jurisdictions; representing clients during the preparation and adoption of Nevada gaming regulations; preparing materials for sweepstakes, contests, and other promotional offers; as well as counseling clients regarding social gaming and skill games.

Okerberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and French from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2010. She graduated magna cum laude from William S. Boyd School of Law in 2013. During law school, Erica was the editor-in-chief of the UNLV Gaming Law Journal and a member of the Society of Advocates moot court team. She is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, the Brand Activation Association, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Okerberg frequently publishes articles and updates on gaming law and promotional law matters. In 2016, she received a “40 Under 40 Award” from Global Gaming Business Magazine.

According to the Gaming Law Section its purpose is, “first, to enhance the role and skills of lawyers engaged in the practice of gaming law through study, collection, development and dissemination of material on subjects of interest to the gaming practitioner. Secondly, members assist, when called upon by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada, in formulating, administering and implementing programs, forums, and other activities for the education of members of the State Bar of Nevada in matters pertaining to gaming laws and regulation. Thirdly, members act upon all matters germane to its purposes as so described or referred to it by the Board of Governors.”

About Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Group
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 – Las Vegas
Greenberg Traurig’s Las Vegas office offers a wide range of legal services to local, national and international clients. GT’s work encompasses corporate and securities, intellectual property, entertainment, internet law, gaming, litigation and appellate, real estate, and construction matters. GT Las Vegas attorneys are routinely ranked as leaders in their field and annually appear in The Best Lawyers in America®, Mountain States Super Lawyers, Mountain States Rising Stars, Chambers USA and, locally, the Las Vegas Business Press.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.