Mark Lerner’s career as a lawyer includes positions in government, private practice, and in-house. As a Nevada deputy attorney general, he represented the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission, the two state agencies charged with regulating Nevada’s premier industry. As a partner at Jones Jones Close & Brown (now Fennemore Craig), he advised gaming licensees and applicants and their companies and compliance committees. During his thirteen-year tenure as general counsel for Bally Technologies, Mr. Lerner was responsible for the corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and other legal affairs of an international, publicly-traded gaming supplier, oversaw more than a dozen merger and acquisition transactions, and personally was issued gaming licenses in hundreds of jurisdictions around the world. He has served as an officer of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers and as chairman of the state bar committee on ethics and professional responsibility. Mr. Lerner is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Boyd School of Law and is a frequent speaker and writer on gaming law and practice subjects.
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