Greenberg Traurig adds a new shareholder
International law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has expanded its Global Gaming Practice Group with the addition of Laura McAllister Cox as a shareholder based in its Philadelphia office.
In her new role, McAllister Cox will work with members of the firm's Global Gaming and Corporate & Securities practices, focusing on gaming-related corporate, licensing, regulatory and product compliance issues, in addition to other legal matters.
McAllister Cox will join the company from casino currency and table game equipment provider Gaming Partners International (GPIC), where she served as executive vice-president and general counsel.
In a 10-year spell at GPIC, she also held the roles of corporate secretary and chief legal and gaming compliance officer, as well as being responsible for interaction with government regulatory bodies worldwide on behalf of the firm and its principals.
McAllister Cox has also spent time as a partner at a full-service law firm in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where she served on the company’s casino law department.
She also currently serves as general counsel of the International Association of Gaming Advisors non-profit association after having spent nine years on the organisation’s board of trustees.
“We are thrilled to have Laura join our office,” Greenberg Traurig's Philadelphia office managing director, Michael Lehr, said. “Gaming in the north-eastern sector of the country has a huge amount of momentum and having Laura geographically positioned easily to serve our clients will be highly beneficial.”