Brownstein shareholder, David Arrajj literally received his latest job offer during his going away party.
In 2000, Arrajj was corporate counsel for Park Place Entertainment, which operated the Hilton Hotels' gaming properties, including the former Las Vegas Hilton and Bally's Las Vegas.
Company executives asked Arrajj to transfer back to Atlantic City. At the time, the company was negotiating to acquire Caesars World and was increasing its presence on the Boardwalk.
Arrajj wasn't thrilled about the move.
He had spent the first 27 years of his legal career in New Jersey.
"My wife and I talked ourselves into the idea that it was a good thing to go back to the East Coast," Arrajj said. "We could be closer to relatives and all that stuff."
His house was already up for sale, his bags were packed and Park Place officials threw Arrajj a going away party. While talking with a partner in the firm of attorney Frank Schreck, who was at the event, Arrajj learned the Las Vegas firm was trying to replace a recently departed senior associate in its gaming division.
"I told him I might be interested in the position, and he said they were interested in having me," Arrajj said. "So I got lucky. I was in the right place at the right time. I've never looked back."
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