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GT's Mark Hichar Elected to Board of Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

BOSTON – April 2, 2019 – Mark Hichar, a shareholder in the Gaming Practice in the Boston office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was elected to the board of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling. The Council is a private, nonprofit public health agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial, and emotional costs of gambling disorder. Its board includes former state lottery directors, casino and business executives, and mental health professionals, working together to bring the issue of gambling disorder to the attention of the public and policymakers and offering resources to people experiencing problems with gambling, the loved ones of those suffering with gambling disorder, and concerned members of the community.

Hichar has over 25 years of experience working for gaming operators, system suppliers, developers, and licensees. He has worked as both inside and outside counsel to gaming companies, and understands the need to provide clear, practical, and actionable advice. 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 on 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.

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 practice 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 practice’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 approximately 70 attorneys practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate, emerging technology, energy, gaming, 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 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web:  Twitter: @GT_Law.