Continuing its bullish outlook on the expansion of gaming in the United States and abroad, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that industry veteran Scott Scherer will join the firm’s internationally recognized gaming practice as a shareholder. He will be based in the firm’s Las Vegas and Reno offices as of June 25, 2019.
Scherer brings more than 30 years of gaming experience to Brownstein. He has a unique perspective, having served as a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, where he had responsibility for the Investigations, Audit, and Technology divisions, as a supervising deputy in the Gaming Division of the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, and in-house with a major gaming device manufacturer. These experiences inform his representation of clients with state, national and international regulatory and compliance matters, including clients in Japan, the Philippines, Singapore and Macao. In addition to his emphasis on gaming regulatory matters, Scherer represents clients with respect to other regulatory and administrative law issues, including state and local tax matters, transportation matters and legislative affairs.
“Scott’s extensive background in gaming law coupled with his government relations experience make him a perfect fit for Brownstein,” said Frank Schreck, who co-chairs the firm’s gaming practice with Bill Downey. “As we continue to expand our gaming platform, Scott’s longstanding relationships with many of the key players in the gaming industry, his experience as a regulator and legislator, and his expertise on compliance matters and cutting-edge technologies in the gaming industry will be a great asset to our clients.”
Representing many of the most high-profile companies in the gaming industry, Brownstein counsels businesses and individuals who are seeking gaming licenses and to access this highly regulated industry. Their attorneys are uniquely positioned to advise U.S. and foreign entities on the U.S. requirements to become operational in the ever-expanding sports betting and online gaming industries.
“Brownstein has built one of the most prominent gaming practices in the country by assembling top talent with extensive industry experience,” said Scherer. “I look forward to working with the firm’s deep bench to craft innovative and practical solutions that help our clients maximize business opportunities.”
Scherer previously served as chair of the International Association of Gaming Regulators, a member of the Nevada Assembly, general counsel and chief of staff for Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn, one of Nevada’s representatives to the Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, a member of the Nevada Commission on Ethics and a member of the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.