In its annual prestigious Chambers Global Guide, publishers Chambers & Partners recognized Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck shareholders, Frank A. Schreck and David R. Arrajj, of the firm’s Las Vegas office, as leading U.S. lawyers in the category of global gaming and gambling.
Schreck was ranked by Chambers as top in the U.S. among gaming and gambling attorneys for his pioneering achievements in the area of private gaming. With nearly 40 years of experience, Schreck is lauded as “a formidable practitioner and true expert in the field,” according to his peers and clients. Chair of Brownstein’s gaming law practice, Schreck has personally represented many of the premier public and private gaming companies in licensing matters including Wynn Resorts, Limited, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., Station Casinos Inc. and Ruffin Acquisition, LLC. Additionally, Schreck has coordinated the licensing of Apollo Management and Texas Pacific Group in the purchase of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., and was counsel on behalf of Fortress Investment Group in the proposed purchase of Penn International, Inc., throughout the U.S.
Chambers also ranked Arrajj among the top U.S. gaming and gambling attorneys. Arrajj’s peers and clients noted in his nomination that “he inspires a great deal of confidence” with his recent handling of a variety of complex gaming transactions focused on all aspects of gaming law. With decades of experience, Arrajj’s clients include Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Resort Group, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. and Wynn Resorts, Limited. Arrajj played a key role in shaping gaming legislation as one of the principal drafters of Nevada’s July 2000 regulations for gaming-related investments by institutional investors in non-public companies. Arrajj currently serves as gaming counsel to the Nevada Resort Association Regulations Committee.
Both Schreck and Arrajj were also named in Chamber USA Guide 2008 as leading lawyers in the Nevada gaming arena.
To compile the Chambers Global Guide, Chambers & Partners’ team of more than 50 full-time researchers conducted thousands interviews with lawyers and their clients across the globe. Attorneys are ranked on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.
Chambers’ global gaming and gambling table attempts to give a jurisdictional overview, covering the leading individuals in the most active markets around the world. Across the board, those lawyers included are innovative, internationally minded and highly experienced in their field.