DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers worldwide. It provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognized for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients - whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.
Faegre Baker Daniels is a full-service law firm dedicated to serving the legal needs of regional, national and international businesses. One of the 75 largest law firms headquartered in the U.S., FaegreBD’s locations span coast to coast, cover the heartland, and extend to the U.K. and China – with regional and national coordinating capabilities across hundreds of jurisdictions. FaegreBD collaborates to achieve clients’ objectives, bringing together the best-matched expertise and resources from across its global platform. The firm’s 750 legal and consulting professionals partner with clients ranging from emerging startups to multinational corporations, delivering advice customized to each company’s business needs.
BakerHostetler is a full-service law firm representing clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, the firm’s more than 940 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth. BakerHostetler has five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax. Within these groups are several large specialty practices, including antitrust, bankruptcy, healthcare, energy, middle market mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial litigation, sports and entertainment, data privacy and security, patent prosecution and international tax. BakerHostetler’s attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality. BakerHostetler distinguishes itself through a commitment to the highest standard of client care. By emphasizing an approach to service delivery as exacting as the legal work, the firm is determined to surpass client expectations.
Tim Lowry is a Partner at DLA Piper and provides legal and strategic advice to domestic and multinational clients in the gaming, entertainment and hospitality industries who draw on his experience in complex commercial transactions, general litigation, real estate acquisitions and financing, privatization and concession agreements, and general corporate M&A work. Tim is a member of DLA Piper’s Global Media, Sports and Entertainment sector, where he also assists professional sport franchises, content providers and brands. Tim regularly represents state agencies and government units, real estate equity sponsors and funds, publicly-traded companies, energy generation companies, casino- and lottery-operating companies and high-net-worth investors. Aside from this corporate transactional practice, Tim counsels his clients in such specific subject matters as regulatory compliance, sweepstakes and marketing promotions, money service businesses, credit card and electronic payment processing, and the convergence between brick-and-mortar real estate development and Internet platforms in the gaming and lottery sector.
Faegre Baker Daniels Partner Libby Cierzniak represents corporations, trade associations and public sector clients in regulatory and government relations matters before the Indiana General Assembly and state agencies. She plays an active role in drafting and advocating for passage of legislation addressing education finance, taxation, gaming, professional regulation, health insurance and other issues. She has particular expertise in gaming law, counseling casino licensees and other gaming entities on a broad range of gaming regulatory matters including corporate financings, licensure, transfer of ownership and bankruptcy/restructuring. Libby recently authored the chapter on Indiana gaming law for The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling 2019. Prior to joining FaegreBD, Libby spent 14 years in the political arena, serving as Communications Director for the Indiana Republican Party and as Publications Director for the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus.
Elizabeth McCurrach is an attorney in BakerHostetler’s New York office and a member of the Sports and Entertainment Industry team. In addition to her litigation practice, a significant portion of Elizabeth’s time is devoted to counseling clients in the sports industry on a wide range of issues, including the implications of legalized sports betting and developing strategies to proactively prepare for a widespread increase in sports betting. Elizabeth has extensive domestic and cross-border investigations experience. She represents financial institutions, governmental entities and high-net-worth individuals in motion practice, discovery, trial preparation and appellate litigation for complex contractual disputes and bankruptcy proceedings. Elizabeth works with clients to address and minimize compliance risk in connection with environmental laws, FTC rules, FCPA and import/export regulations. Elizabeth's commentary has been featured in Sports Litigation Alert, Law360, Law360UK and Financial Disputes, and she has been named a New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”