Euromoney’s Expert Guides has named three Gibson Dunn partners to its 2022 edition of the Best of the Best Guide, which recognizes the top 30 legal practitioners in the world across 15 areas of law.
Firm News | October 3, 2022
The New York State Legislature, as part of its annual revenue bill, has authorized mobile sports wagering in New York, and the Governor is expected to sign that bill momentarily.
Client Alert | April 13, 2021
In a decision with far-reaching implications for the online gaming industry, on January 20, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that the prohibition on the transmission of interstate wagers under the Wire Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1084, applies only to bets and wagers placed on sporting events, and not, as the Office of Legal Counsel within the United States Department of Justice had opined, to all types of bets and wagers.
Client Alert | January 27, 2021
The world of sports betting, like many other industries, has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in significant ways. One major disrupting force has been the widespread cancellation of live sporting events.
Client Alert | May 7, 2020
In a decision that directly addresses an issue of critical importance for the daily fantasy sports industry, on April 16, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court held that head-to-head daily fantasy sports matches do not constitute “gambling” as contemplated by the state’s criminal statutes.
Client Alert | April 21, 2020
Law360 named Gibson Dunn one of its five Sports & Betting Groups of the Year for 2019. The profile was published on February 7, 2020. The Sports Law Practice Group advises clients on the most complex sports industry matters, from the purchase and sale of U.S.
Firm News | February 10, 2020
Mylan Denerstein, Akiva Shapiro and Lee Crain discuss developments surrounding the New York State legislature taking up the issue of mobile sports betting during its 2020 session.
Client Alert | February 4, 2020
The National Law Journal named Washington, D.C. partner Matthew McGill among its 2019 Sports & Entertainment Trailblazers. McGill was recognized for his work convincing the Supreme Court to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992.
Firm News | November 1, 2019
Washington, D.C. partner Theodore Olson was named Lawyer of the Year at the American Gambling Awards. This award recognizes the “top legal professional whose work and advocacy has enabled companies and organizations to thrive in the online gambling market.” The awards were announced on June 18, 2019.
Firm News | June 18, 2019
The Am Law Litigation Daily named Washington, D.C. partner Matthew McGill as its Litigator of the Week for successfully challenging the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent Wire Act opinion that prohibited all forms of betting over the Internet.
Firm News | June 7, 2019
GamblingCompliance named Gibson Dunn “Best Regulatory Lawyer/Law Firm of the Year (North America)” at its 2019 GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards.
Firm News | May 1, 2019
Law360 named Gibson Dunn one of its four Sports Groups of the Year [PDF] for 2018. The practice group was recognized for “locking down two multimillion-dollar stadium deals, helping NFL players fight back against various league decisions and clearing the way for legal sports betting.” The firm’s Sports practice was profiled on February 20, 2019.
Firm News | February 20, 2019
Washington, D.C. partner Matthew McGill, Dallas of counsel Ashley Johnson, and Los Angeles associate Lauren Blas are the authors of “Winner's Playbook: Behind The Scenes Of Sports Bet Case” [PDF] published in Law360 on July 6, 2018.
Article | July 6, 2018
"A more direct affront to state sovereignty is not easy to imagine." — Justice Alito, writing for the majority On May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held 7-2 striking down a federal law which prohibited States from authorizing sports betting.
Publications | May 17, 2018
Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, No. 16-476 New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, No.
Client Alert | May 14, 2018
GamblingCompliance named Gibson Dunn “Best Regulatory Lawyer or Law Firm of the Year” at its 2018 GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards. The awards recognize “individuals and teams who have excelled in the field of regulatory compliance and responsible gambling initiatives.” The results were announced at its second annual dinner on April 18, 2018.
Firm News | April 18, 2018