Mark Clayton of Nevada State Gaming Control Board Joins Greenberg Traurig
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Summary: Mark A. Clayton, one of the best gaming attorneys in the world has joined Greenberg Traurig in Las Vegas.

Mark A. Clayton, a former member of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board and recognized as one of the top gaming attorneys in the world, has joined the international law firm Greenberg Traurig. Based in the firm’s Las Vegas office, Clayton joins the firm’s Global Gaming Practice, one of the leading law practices serving the gaming industry.


Clayton was a shareholder in Lionel Sawyer & Collins’ Gaming and Regulatory Law Department in Las Vegas. His practice focuses on gaming, public gaming companies, manufacturers and distributors of gaming equipment, legislation and assistance to clients and governments concerning gaming in other U.S. jurisdictions and in foreign countries.

He brings to Greenberg Traurig a wealth of experience, earned as a former member of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, Chief of the Gaming Control Board’s Corporate Securities Division, Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Showboat, Inc., Vice President and General Counsel for Aladdin Gaming Holdings, LLC and Aladdin Gaming, LLC and Vice President-Corporate Law for Caesars Entertainment, Inc.

Richard A. Rosenbaum, Greenberg Traurig’s Chief Executive Officer was positively elated. He said, “Mark Clayton is among the very top gaming lawyers not only in Las Vegas and the United States but globally, and with this addition to the Greenberg Traurig family, a practice group that is already among the leaders breaks into a level above the pack, truly in its own league as a resource to the growing gaming industry worldwide.”

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Expressing confidence that Mark’s entry would be a game changer in the gaming practice of Greenberg Traurig, Rosenbaum added further, “Coupled with top real estate, entertainment, media, hospitality and technology practices across the firm, and with Mark working closely with Mike Bonner, Martha Sabol, Laura McAllister Cox and our other gaming lawyers, all cooperating as one team in a collaborative, unified firm, we provide an unmatched resource to the whole range of clients with interests in the gaming industry.”

Clayton is consistently recognized as among the best in his field. He was listed as one of the top gaming attorneys in the world by the 2013 Chambers Global Guide and in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America for Gaming Law. The 2012 Chambers USA Guide included Clayton as one of the leading gaming attorneys. Nevada Business magazine named Clayton to its 2012 list of “Legal Elite,” among the top two percent of all Nevada attorneys. He was named one of the “Top 10 Gaming Attorneys” by Las Vegas Business Press in 2012 and was recognized by Super Lawyers in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2009, he was honored by Las Vegas Business Press as one of the “Top 10 Lawyers” in Southern Nevada, acknowledged as the region’s top attorney in the area of Gaming Law.

Mark Clayton was an adjunct professor for gaming law and is a member of the Gaming Law Advisory Council at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He earned his J.D., with honors, from Pepperdine University and his B.S.B.A. (Accounting & Finance) from Washington University, St. Louis. He is an avid writer and lecturer.

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