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Greenberg Traurig Among 2022 ‘Who’s Who Legal: Sports & Gaming Leading Firms’; 4 Attorneys Listed as ‘Top Gaming Lawyers’

NEW YORK – Oct. 10, 2022 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was named as a “leading firm” on the 2022 Who’s Who Legal (WWL): Sports & Gaming list. Additionally, four Greenberg Traurig attorneys were recognized as “top gaming lawyers.” According to the publication, the attorneys highlighted “have distinguished themselves advising some of the world’s largest gaming company owners, operators, and suppliers on a host of contentious and non-contentious matters.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized for all of our hard work,” said Edward R. Winkofsky, chair of the firm’s Gaming Practice. “The industry is growing at an unprecedented rate right now, and our attorneys are putting in the time to usher in all of the changes.”

The attorneys highlighted are:

Erica L. Okerberg, Shareholder, Las Vegas

Martha A. Sabol, Shareholder and Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig, Chicago

Steven V. Walkowiak, Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Video Games & Esports Practice, Dallas

Edward R. Winkofsky, Shareholder and Chair of the Gaming Practice, Chicago

Okerberg focuses her practice on gaming law and promotional law. She has deep experience handling complex gaming licensing, operational, and regulatory matters for U.S. and International clients. She represents land-based and online casino companies, sports wagering operators, manufacturers, and distributors, as well as other companies providing services to the gaming industry. Okerberg also has wide-ranging experience with analyzing and structuring social games, skill-based contests, and sweepstakes. She regularly counsels clients on promotional matters, including advertising claims, charitable promotions, and cause-related marketing.

Sabol 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.

Walkowiak advises clients in the esports and video gaming space, both with respect to regulatory matters and privacy issues raised in this emerging and evolving market. He is involved in esports regulation and advises clients regarding video game disciplinary decisions, league training, employment, and anti-corruption policies. He has served as a consultant and esports legal advisor, working with parties throughout sports, media, and entertainment to navigate the complex and evolving esports legal landscape in issues as diverse as antitrust and employment, through media content licensing and intellectual property. He is also a member of both the Esports Bar Association and Video Game Bar Association.

Winkofsky focuses his practice on gaming regulatory compliance, licensure, and internal investigations. He also advises clients on transactional and general corporate matters. Since joining the firm in 2010, Winkofsky has served as regulatory counsel to licensed gaming industry suppliers and operators, horse tracks, video gaming and on-line providers, lottery providers, tribal licensees, and social gaming operators and investors. He has also provided guidance on the gaming regulatory approval process for some of the industry’s largest transactions. With the support of the firm's Global Gaming Practice, Winkofsky is focused on the evolving segments of the global gaming industry.

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 has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021 and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, and NLJ 250. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program certifies that the firm’s U.S. offices are 100% powered by renewable energy. The firm is often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: