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Lewis Roca Lawyer Named Top Lawyer 2020 By VegasInc.

Honors & Recognitions

LAS VEGAS (October 8, 2020) – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie partner, Karl Rutledge, has been named a Top Lawyer 2020 by VegasInc. An inaugural award for 2020, the Top Lawyers list recognizes the best and brightest legal minds nominated by the business community in Southern Nevada.

Rutledge is Chair of the firm’s Commercial Gaming Industry Group and provides counsel on the nuances of gaming, focusing on eSports, fantasy sports, sports betting and promotional marketing. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Gaming Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada and is also the immediate past Chair of the Gaming Law Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section.

Rutledge also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, where he teaches a class titled “Gaming Industry Regulation.” He is continually recognized by Chambers USA for gaming and licensing in the nationwide category and was named to Vegas Inc.'s “40 Under 40” for 2019 as well as recognized as one of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40 2019 - 2020 Class by Global Gaming Magazine. The Best Lawyers in America® has listed Rutledge in the gaming law category since 2012 and he was most recently recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2021.

Rutledge received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law and his B.A. from Montana State University.

About Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP is an Am Law 200 commercial law firm handling complex matters in litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, gaming, government relations and other practice areas. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie offices are located in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley and Tucson. For more information, visit






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