Executive Committee
Elizabeth D. Paulsen

Elizabeth D. Paulsen



Excels in structuring complex commercial arrangements and orchestrating unique business structures.

Elizabeth Paulsen’s intellectual curiosity allows her to offer a comprehensive perspective on her client’s greatest challenges. Passionate about multifaceted transactions, she has a robust corporate legal practice where she concentrates on partnerships, joint ventures and transactions that require multiple integrated contractual arrangements in order to achieve her client’s goal.

This approach resulted in Elizabeth being the architect behind some of the first online gaming market access arrangements in the United States. She is recognized as a top sports betting and online gaming attorney and represents the major players in the industry; advising U.S. brick-and-mortar casinos, foreign online gaming platforms and sports teams and leagues on the various ways to expand into the sports betting industry and gain access to the emerging online gaming market.

Throughout her career she’s played a vital role in several prominent deals in the energy industry where the joint venture or partnership requires combining various contractual arrangements for development, financing and operations.

An innovator in both her legal practice and at Brownstein, Elizabeth is one of two female members on the firm’s executive committee where she helps guide the strategic direction of the firm. Passionate about professional development, she plays an active role in the cultivation of the firm’s future leadership. Elizabeth also serves on the board of Mental Health of Colorado.

Representative Matters

Recent Experience

  • Counsel to Tipico USA Technology, a leading global provider of sports betting and casino games on negotiating its strategic partnership with Gannett Media, the leading mass media holding company and the largest US newspaper publisher, whereby Tipico became the exclusive sports betting and iGaming provider for Gannett.

  • Counsel to the Arizona Diamondbacks major league baseball team on negotiating partnership with William Hill Sports Book to launch and sponsor mobile sports betting in Arizona and build a first-class sportsbook adjacent to the team’s home, Chase Field.

  • Counsel to Caesars Interactive Entertainment (k/n/a William Hill U.S. Holdco, Inc.) in various market access agreements throughout the United States.

  • Counsel to Pala Interactive, an online social casino and real money gaming provider, in negotiating its B2B license and service agreement for Pala Interactive’s proprietary platform, including with the Kindred Group.

  • Counsel to NASCAR in connection with multiyear market access partnership with Penn Interactive, which operates Barstool Sportsbook, in the state of Arizona.

  • Counsel to the Cordish Companies, owner and operator of Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia and Live! Casino Pittsburgh, with respect to market access agreement with Fubo Gaming, a subsidiary of fuboTV Inc. for a mobile Fubo Sportsbook in Pennsylvania.

  • Counsel to Boyd Gaming Corporation in connection with strategic partnership with FanDuel Group to pursue sports betting and online gaming opportunities across the United States.

Insights & Publications



  • J.D., 1998, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, with highest honors, Order of St. Ives
  • B.A., 1995, University of Colorado


  • Colorado


American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Women's Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Community Involvement


  • Board of Directors, Girls Inc.
  • Former Board of Directors, Denver Scores
  • 50 for Colorado Class 2005
  • Pro bono counsel, Gunnison/Hinsdale Confidential Center, Inc.
  • 2010 Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s Empowerment Council Steering Committee
  • Former Board of Directors, Lowry Master Community Association



"She is responsive, timely, very smart and thorough in her analysis of issues and giving advice." "She is possibly one of the most creative and best thinkers that I've worked with." – Chambers USA, 2022

Best Lawyers in America, 2018, 2020-2024

Chambers USA, 2016-2023

Sports Business Journal, Power Players: Outside Counsel, 2021

Law Week Colorado, Top Women Lawyers, 2017