NEWARK, NJ (March 7, 2023) – Seton Hall University School of Law’s groundbreaking program, the annual Gaming Law, Compliance, and Integrity Bootcamp, is now underway. This year’s record attendance, with more than 100 participants, indicates a growing demand in the gaming industry for in-depth education on compliance, integrity and ethics.
The Bootcamp is designed to increase understanding of how to foster an ethical corporate culture; increase knowledge of the history, structure and future of the gaming industry; teach key aspects of US and EU gambling regulatory frameworks; and share specific tools and best practices to prevent, detect and mitigate corruption and fraud in gaming.
“As a leading law school and recognized leader in compliance education, Seton Hall Law School is proud to present our fourth annual Boot Camp,” said Devon Corneal, assistant dean for gaming, hospitality, entertainment and sports law at Seton Hall Law School. “This intense, interactive event will see industry professionals explore a range of critical topics from responsible gambling to anti-corruption.”
Funding for the program was provided by Entain Foundation, a unique non-profit organization dedicated to advancing responsible gambling, sports integrity and corporate compliance. In addition, US Bronze Sponsorship funding has been provided by BETMGM.
“The long-term sustainability of the gambling industry depends on robust regulation and enhanced consumer protection. That is why we need dedicated and skilled regulatory and compliance professionals,” said Martin Lycka, SVP for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling for Entain and Trustee for Entain Foundation US. integrity is an important goal of the Bootcamp.”
By launching the groundbreaking program in March 2020, Seton Hall Law School was one of the first higher education institutions to connect its students and community members with legal gaming industry compliance and regulatory leaders in a formal , educational setting.
Throughout the two-day event, attendees will study gambling laws and regulations alongside other compliance and ethics officers, legal counsel, gambling consultants and regulatory professionals. Topics covered during the Bootcamp include responsible gambling, AML compliance, esports, anti-corruption prevention, cybersecurity and more.
This year’s Bootcamp features over 50 speakers, all experts in their industries, including sports betting, horse racing and casino operations, gaming regulation. Speakers include Seton Hall Law School faculty; partners at leading law and consulting firms; and leaders of gaming associations, councils and authorities. A full list of speakers can be found below.
“This is an industry milestone,” said Bill Pascrell, III, faculty member of the Gaming Law, Integrity, and Compliance Bootcamp and partner at Princeton Public Affairs Group. “The Bootcamp has trained countless gaming industry professionals in best practices, compliance and integrity, all of which help make the gaming industry more impactful and accountable.”
Speakers by category
Associations, Councils and Governments
● Alexandra Costello, Vice President, Government Relations, American Gaming Association
● Kirsten Clark, Executive Director, International Association of Gaming Advisors, and Founder – Mitig8risk
● William Penders, general manager of Sector Development, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
● Mary Beth Thomas, Executive Director, Tennessee Sports Wagering Advisory Council
● Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer, Responsible Gambling Council
● Hal Crawford, Senior Managing Director – Financial Crimes Unit, Price Waterhouse Coopers
● Ronnie Jones, Gaming Regulatory Consultant & Owner, Public Safety Consulting Services
● Kelly Kehn, co-founder, All-in-Diversity project
● Brian Lopez, Dowling Advisory Group Director
● Nitin Pandey, Managing Director – Risk & Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP
● William J. Pascrell, III, Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc.
● Christabelle Robinson, communications and media specialist, Global Center on Human Trafficking
● Alison Staknis, director of regulatory operations, probability of compliance
● Dan Trolaro, Vice President of Prevention – US, EPIC Risk Management
● Alexandra Roth, Associate Vice President & Senior Associate Counsel, League Governance & Policy, NBA
● Lauren Utz, Director of Compliance, Delaware North
Horse racing operators
● Dennis Drazin, Partner, Drazin & Warshaw; Operator, Monmouth Park Racetrack and Sportsbook
● Bill Knauf, Vice President, Business Operations, Monmouth Park Racetrack and Sportsbook
● Michiko Nozawa-Joffe, Corporate Compliance Counsel, Churchill Downs Inc.
● Jason Settlemoir, General Manager, Meadowlands Racecourse
● Santiago Asensi, Managing Partner and Founder, Asensi Abogados
● Frank A. DiGiacomo, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
● David Feder, counsel, Fenwick & West LLP
● Kimberlynn Harrison, Associate, Gaming Division, Fox Rothschild LLP
● Adrian R. King, Jr., co-practice director, Gaming Group, Ballard Spahr LLP
● Jeremy P. Kleiman, Chairman, Gaming Law Practice Group, Saiber LLC
● Gregory Lisa, Chief Legal Officer, Element Finance & Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells USA
● Rollin Badal, Head of Department – Money and Casinos, FinCEN
● Michael Golub, Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
● Dan Hartman, Director, Colorado Division of Gaming
● Afshien Lashkari, Chief Engineer – Bureau of Technical Services, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
● Jamie McKelvey, Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
● Dennis Mullen, General Counsel, Indiana Gaming Commission
● Kevin F. O’Toole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
● David L. Rebuck, Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
● Robert Williams, Executive Director, New York State Gaming Commission
Faculty of Law Seton Hall
● Robert A. Boland, Assistant Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
● Devon A. Corneal, assistant dean of gaming, hospitality, entertainment and sports law, Seton Hall Law School
● John Kip Cornwell, interim dean and professor of law, Seton Hall Law School
● Jacob Elberg, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
● Victor Gomez, Adjunct Professor & Esports Manager, Seton Hall University
● David Opderbeck, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science and Technology, Seton Hall Law School
Sports betting and casino operators
● Tammi Barlow, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Rush Street Interactive
● Joseph Caputi, Director of Compliance, Prophet Exchange
● Marc Comella, Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
● Alexander Graham, Manager, Marketing Compliance & Partnerships, PENN Entertainment, Inc.
● Samantha Haggerty, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer & Regulatory Affairs Counsel, PENN Entertainment, Inc.
● Megan Kelleher, Licensing, Betting and Gaming Manager for Enthusiasts
● Martin Lycka, Senior Vice President, American Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, Entain
● Laura McAllister Cox, Chief Compliance Officer, Rush Street Interactive, LP
● Robert Moncrief, Jr., Legal and Regulatory Counsel – USA, bet365
● Carolyn Renzin, Chief Legal Officer, FanDuel Group
● Seth Schorr, Chief Executive Officer, Fifth Street Gaming
● Christopher Soriano, VP, Chief Compliance Officer, PENN Entertainment, Inc.
About Seton Hall University School of Law
Founded in 1951 and located in Newark, Seton Hall University School of Law is New Jersey’s only private law school and a leading Catholic law school in the New York metropolitan area. Seton Hall Law is committed to preparing students for the practice of law through excellence in scholarship and teaching, with a strong focus on clinical education. The Law School also offers an extensive selection of compliance programs for law, graduate students, and mid-career professionals in the health, life sciences, financial services, and gambling industries.
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