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3 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Speak at the 4th Annual Japan Gaming Congress

TOKYO – May 21, 2019 – Shareholders Mark A. Clayton, Koji Ishikawa, and Martha A. Sabol of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP participated in the Japan Gaming Congress, May 16-17, at the Conrad Tokyo. Greenberg Traurig was a sponsor of the two-day conference, which gathered business, academic, and industry leaders to discuss new trends and developments in Japan’s integrated resort (IR) and casino industry.

On May 16, Ishikawa participated as a panelist in the session, “Gridlock: Examining the licensing and legal challenges still inhibiting financial progression with Integrated Resorts.” On May 17, Clayton spoke on the panel, “A casino fit for Japan: Leapfrogging to the top in experience, technology and revenue.” Also on May 17, Sabol moderated a panel titled, “Implementing social safeguarding measures and responsible gambling messaging: Global Examples.”

Clayton is co-chair of the Global Gaming Practice and has wide-ranging experience in the gaming industry and focuses his practice on gaming operational and regulatory matters, including those related to land-based gaming, internet gaming and the manufacturing and distribution of gaming equipment.

Ishikawa, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Tokyo office, focuses his practice on corporate finance and capital markets matters. He also has experience handling cross-border transactions and advising clients in the technology sector.

Sabol, who co-chairs Greenberg Traurig’s Gaming Practice as well as the firm’s Women's Initiative, focuses her practice on gaming regulatory and business law, representing national and international casino owners, operators and suppliers in the areas of regulatory compliance, acquisition, licensure, internal investigation matters, and corporate counseling.

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: 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, 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: Twitter: @GT_Law.