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Lewis Roca Lawyer Selected to Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40

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LAS VEGAS (October 16, 2019) – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie partner Karl Rutledge has been selected as one of the members of the 2019-2020 Class of Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40. The Innovation Group’s Emerging Leaders of Gaming is a prestigious network of young professionals exemplifying leadership in the casino gaming, entertainment, hospitality, food and beverage, tourism and leisure industries. Each class is recognized for their success and contributions to the industry as they continue to achieve recognition as the next generation of senior-level and C-suite leaders.

Rutledge is Chair of the firm’s Gaming Industry Group, and provides counsel on the nuances of gaming, particularly, eSports, fantasy sports, sports betting and promotional marketing. He is knowledgeable of the gaming regulatory framework and is an expert on skill gaming, e.g., eSports, fantasy sports, and casual skill games. He is also the Chair of the Gaming Law Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Gaming Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada.

Rutledge is also 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 was recognized by Chambers USA in 2019 for gaming and licensing in the nationwide category and was named to Vegas Inc.'s "40 Under 40" for 2019. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the category of gaming law since 2012. 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.

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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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