Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.
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.
Katherine Guarino is an attorney at the firm of Locke Lord in Boston. Named by Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly as one of its “Up and Coming Lawyers,” Katherine represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of complex civil litigation and is a trusted advisor in the areas of gaming law, higher education law, and public policy. Katherine specializes in assisting gaming establishments and vendors to navigate the state and federal commercial and Indian gaming landscape and defending businesses and colleges and universities against claims such as breach of contract, tort, discrimination (including under Title IX), and unfair and deceptive trade practices in state and federal court. Katherine also represents business entities and individuals before Massachusetts employment administrative agencies and professional licensing boards, drafts legislation and initiative petitions, and provides regulatory guidance in the areas of education, conflicts of interest, and campaign finance, in addition to gaming.
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.