Gaming Practice Expands to Boston with Addition of Mark Hichar

BOSTON – Oct. 2, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Mark Hichar to its Boston office as a Shareholder in the firm’s nationally recognized Gaming Practice. His addition expands Greenberg Traurig’s top-ranked Gaming Practice into Boston.

Hichar brings to each project over 25 years of experience working for gaming operators, system suppliers, game developers, and gaming licensees. He has worked as both inside and outside counsel to gaming companies, and understands the need to provide clear, practical, and actionable advice. His experience is broad as well as deep, having advised lottery system suppliers, casino operators, gaming technology developers, financial transaction processors, and operators offering internet and mobile games. Hichar has particularly deep experience working with operators of casinos and lottery systems, and entities licensed by or contracted with domestic or foreign government gaming regulatory bodies. Working with clients of all sizes, Hichar has advised and documented a variety of cross-border transactions and lottery privatizations, and has structured joint ventures to do business in countries including China, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Africa, and Taiwan.

“The expansion of the practice and addition of a lawyer with Mark’s experience and respect is in line with our strategy of growing in areas key to our clients,” said Brian L. Duffy, Chief Executive Officer of Greenberg Traurig.

The Global Gaming Chairs, Martha A. Sabol, Mark A. Clayton, and Lorne S. Cantor noted: “Mark’s arrival further expands and enhances the firm’s Global Gaming Practice, especially within the Northeast region. Mark is a thought leader and well-regarded in the gaming industry. His deep understanding of gaming technology and lottery systems, and the US sports betting expansion will serve as a great resource to our firm’s local and worldwide clients.”

“With the emergence of casinos and fantasy sports, Massachusetts has become a key market for the gaming industry. The breadth and depth of Mark’s professional experience make him uniquely qualified to address issues at the intersection of gaming technology and regulation. We are delighted that he has joined our team,” said Terence P. McCourt, Managing Shareholder of the law firm’s Boston office.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Practice:
Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Practice 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’s Boston Office: Established in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to over 70 attorneys practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate, emerging technology, energy, gaming, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com;  Twitter: @GT_Law.