McDonald Carano Partner, A.G. Burnett, Honored with IMGL Outstanding Achievement Award
Las Vegas, NV (October 15, 2018) McDonald Carano is pleased to announce that A.G. Burnett, partner in the firm’s Gaming & Administrative Law Group, has been selected to receive the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award for his significant contributions to gambling law in Nevada and elsewhere. Mr. Burnett was presented with this award during the IMGL VIP and Awards Reception at G2E in Las Vegas on October 9, 2018.
IMGL is a nonprofit association dedicated to education and the exchange of professional information concerning all aspects of gaming law. Each year, IMGL honors an individual deemed to be preeminent in the regulation of gambling activity, and who their selection committee has chosen based on their overall body of work as a regulator, and their significant contributions to the regulation of the gambling sector. IMGL award recipients are considered to have the highest level of integrity, and have demonstrated outstanding service towards creating a stable regulatory environment.
“A.G. is very deserving of this incredible honor for his exemplary level of service within the gaming industry,” said McDonald Carano Managing Partner Jeff Silvestri. “He is well known for his extensive experience working in and with regulatory agencies in Nevada and throughout the world to help clients navigate the rapidly expanding gaming industry.”
A.G. Burnett is a partner in the Gaming & Administrative Law Group with McDonald Carano. He regularly advises regulatory agencies, federal agencies and others in meeting and crafting regulatory standards, as well as representing gaming industry clients in navigating regulatory requirements in Nevada and beyond. Mr. Burnett is also skilled in assisting companies with their compliance programs and compliance obligations.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Burnett served as the Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) from 2012 through 2017, and as a member of the Governor’s Gaming Policy Committee. During his service as Chairman of the NGCB, Mr. Burnett was the state’s primary representative before the Nevada Legislature on matters pertaining to the gaming industry, and was also responsible for negotiation and oversight of compacts with sovereign tribal organizations having gaming operations in the State of Nevada.
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