Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

Chambers USA Recognizes Four Gaming Law Attorneys

McDonald Carano congratulates A.J. “Bud” Hicks, A.G. Burnett, Greg Giordano and Dennis Gutwald on receiving prominent recognition in Gaming Law in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers is the highly respected guide for hiring outside counsel who are considered by clients and peers to be leaders in their field. McDonald Carano is one of only two firms with four attorneys ranked in Gaming Law in the state of Nevada.

In addition to recognizing four attorneys, Chambers recognized our Gaming Law practice (which includes Rick Trachok and Kelci Binau) in both the Nevada and the USA/Nationwide chapters. McDonald Carano is the only Nevada-headquartered firm that is recognized for its nationwide Gaming Law reputation. McDonald Carano would like to further recognize Bud and Greg for each achieving 19 consecutive years of recognition in Chambers.

What do our clients say?

During the evaluation process, Chambers interviews clients who shared the following comments about our ranked team.

  • A.J. “Bud” Hicks is “well known for his longstanding practice in the gaming space” and is the only Nevada Gaming Law attorney recognized in the prestigious “Senior Statespeople” category.
  • A.G. Burnett has “unbelievable insight into the gaming regulatory world.” “He has a great network within the gaming regulatory community and understands how the regulators think.” “He is a dynamic team player who strives for win/win solutions to complex problems.” 
  • Greg Giordano “has a strong understanding of the law and the execution required to deliver compelling results.” “He has a valuable perspective on the practical realities of how investigations work and how to guide clients through the process.” “Greg has deep experience, good judgment and people skills.”
  • Dennis Gutwald is “a really hard worker, and he’s very knowledgeable about what’s needed for a gaming application.” “He researches matters efficiently and very timely.”

About McDonald Carano

In 2024, McDonald Carano celebrates 75 years of serving Nevada’s legal, business, government, and civic communities. More than 60 lawyers and government relations professionals serve state, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy counsel to startups, corporations, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, investors, and public-private partnerships throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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