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10th Annual

Gaming Law Summit

December 13 & 14, 2012 -- Seattle, WA










Order today and get 50% off downloadable products or 25% off printed homestudies.
Downloadable content must be viewed by December 14, 2013.

Prices currently listed on the website reflect the discount.

Gaming law never ceases to evolve. It remains one of the most dynamic areas of law. Gaming lawyers, policy advisors, regulators, executives and vendors must stay closely apprised of those fast-moving legal, political and business developments that impact the gaming industry. Or else.

The Pacific Northwest Gaming Law Summit, now in its tenth year, has become a veritable “who’s who” event for the Pacific Northwest and national gaming industry. You simply won’t want – in fact, you can’t afford – to miss the 10th annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit!

We have recently changed our On Demand program so attendees
can view across more platforms. Check the new system requirements.

Check the credits section for homestudy credits available for the On Demand.
This seminar must be downloaded and viewed before it expires on December 14, 2013.
For questions call 800-574-4852 or email to

Credits: See the credit section for full information
WA MCLE - 10.0 Hours of Self-Study Credit, including 0.75 Hours of Ethics Credit
CA CLE - 11.75 General & 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits
ID CLE - 12.5 General CLE Credits including 1.0 Ethics Credits
OR CLE - 12.5 General & 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits
Accountants – May Qualify for Credits

Who Should Attend:
Internal Auditors and Accountants
In-House Counsel
Gaming Commission Members
Casino Owners and Operators
Government Officials
Casino Vendors
Anyone Involved in Gaming in the NW


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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012
8:50Welcome & Opening Remarks
Galanda Broadman PLLC
Law Offices of Robert M. Tull
9:00National & Northwest Gaming Litigation Update
Indian Country; National and Northwest; Washington State
Crowell Law Office – Tribal Advocacy Group
Sedona, AZ
III Branches Law PLLC
10:00National Gaming Legislation Update
Indian Country; Commercial Gaming
Hvmken Consulting
10:45Northwest Gaming Legislation Update
Indian Country; Commercial Gaming
Recreational Gaming Association
K&L Gates LLP
Spokane, WA
Moran Public Affairs LLC
11:35Special Presentation: National Indian Gaming Commission Update
The Commission's Regulatory Review Process; Updates on Recent Regulatory Amendments; An Overview of How the Commission Proceeds with Enforcement Matters; How Specific Regulations Implement the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; the Legal Framework and Legal Process of How Enforcement Actions and Appeals are Handled by the Commission
Coast Salish Consulting LLC
12:05Lunch (on your own)
1:05Special Presentation: U.S. Department of Interior Gaming Update
Deputy Asst. Secy.,
Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Washington, DC
Asst. Secy., Indian Affairs,
U.S. Dept. of the Interior,
Washington, DC
1:40Special Presentation: National Indian Gaming Association Update
Deputy Exec. Dir.,
National Indian Gaming Assoc.
Washington, DC
2:10Q&A with National Indian Gaming Leaders
Galanda Broadman PLLC
Deputy Exec. Dir.,
National Indian Gaming Assoc.
Washington, DC
Coast Salish Consulting LLC
Asst. Secy., Indian Affairs,
U.S. Dept. of the Interior,
Washington, DC
2:55New Northwest Indian Casino Development Update
Cowlitz and Spokane Projects; Gaming Fee-to-Trust Developments
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
General Counsel/Special Gaming Counsel
Spokane Tribe of Indians
3:20The Implications of Patchak
Tribal Economic and Casino Development Questions and Concerns
Dir., Native American Law Ctr.
University of Washington School of Law
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Phoenix, AZ
4:00Tribal Financing Update: What is a Management Contract Post-Lake of the Torches?
NIGC Management Contract Review in Financings; Regulations; Declination Letters
Tribal Financial Advisors, Inc.
El Segundo, CA
Foster Pepper PLLC
Spokane, WA
National Indian Gaming Commission
Washington, DC
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
8:45Welcome and Opening Remarks
Galanda Broadman PLLC
Law Offices of Robert M. Tull
8:50iGaming in Indian Country: Federal, State and Tribal Developments
Legal Perspectives
Deputy General Counsel
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
Galanda Broadman PLLC
Stronghold Law Group
Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker
Washington, DC
9:50iGaming in Indian Country: Federal, State and Tribal Developments – Part 2
Tribal, State and Regulatory Perspectives
San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission
Patton, CA
Tulalip Tribes of Washington
10:45National Indian Gaming Commission Developments
Class III MICS; Status of Stevens Administration Initiatives
Garvey Schubert Barer
11:10Washington State Gambling Commission Update
Washington State Gambling Commission
11:40Washington Indian Gaming Association Update
Washington Indian Gaming Association
12:10Lunch (on your own)
1:10Tribal Casino Labor Issues: Federal and Tribal
Recent NLRB Cases; National Litigation Developments; TERO Trends
Drummond Woodsum
Portland, ME
1:40Tribal Gaming Commission Best Practices
What’s New with Indian Country’s Primary Regulators?
Law Offices of Robert M. Tull
Pokagon Band Gaming Commission
Dowagiac, MI
San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission
Patton, CA
2:45White Collar Gaming Crime
Prosecuting and Mitigation White Collar Crime in Tribal Casinos; Civil RICO
Lane Powell PC
Garvey Schubert Barer
3:30Legal Ethics, Gambling Disorders, and Program Awareness
Risk of Gambling Addiction to Attorneys and the Legal Profession, With Examples from Other States; Discussion of Pierce County’s Pilot Problem Gambling Court Project Started This Fall; and Responsible Gaming Certification Program Overview
Miller Malone & Tellefson PS
Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence
Seattle University School of Law


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Gabriel S. Galanda, Program Co-Chair, is a partner and co-founder of Galanda Broadman PLLC. His practice focuses on complex, multi-party litigation and crisis management, and representing tribal governments and businesses.

Robert M. Tull, Program Co-Chair, owner of the Law Offices of Robert M. Tull, focuses on land use, environmental and gaming regulation. He served from 1985-96 with the Washington State Gambling Commission, including several years as Chairman.

Hon. W. Ron Allen is President of the Washington Indian Gaming Association, and Chairman and CEO of the Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe.

Prof. Robert Anderson is a Professor of Law and Director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School of Law.

Gabriel Baker, a shareholder with Lane Powell PC, focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, product liability litigation, professional liability litigation and general commercial litigation.

Steve Bodmer, Deputy General Counsel to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, is legal advisor to the Pechanga Development Corporation.

Barry W. Brandon, President of Hvmken Consulting, has over 20 years of professional experience, primarily in the areas of federal Indian law and policy.

Anthony S. Broadman, a partner with Galanda Broadman PLLC, focuses on company-critical business litigation and representing tribal governments.

Brian Callaghan is the Executive Director of the Pokagon Band Gaming Commission.

Dolores A. Chiechi is the Executive Director/Lobbyist for the Recreational Gaming Association. She has been a registered lobbyist in Washington since 1991.

Scott D. Crowell, founder of Crowell Law Office – Tribal Advocacy Group, in Sedona, Arizona, has practiced extensively in the area of Indian law since the late 1980s.

Rick Day has served as Director of the Washington State Gambling Commission since August, 2001. Prior to that, he worked in the criminal justice system for over 25 years.

Norman H. DesRosiers is Commissioner of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission a former Vice-Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Prof. Eric D. Eberhard is a Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence at the Seattle University School of Law. He has been engaged in the practice of Indian law since 1973.

Lael R. Echo-Hawk is Of Counsel with Garvey Schubert Barer. Her practice includes serving as counselor to chair of federal gaming regulatory agency and legislative director for a national tribal non-profit organization.

Glen Gobin, Secretary of The Tulalip Tribes of Washington, has served on the Quil Ceda Village Council for many years.

Hon. Philip Harju is a Vice-Chairman and tribal attorney for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. He was first elected to the Cowlitz Tribal Council in 2004.

Danielle Her Many Horses is the Deputy Executive Director for the National Indian Gaming Association in Washington, DC.

Kristi Jackson is the CEO of Tribal Financial Advisors, Inc., an investment banking firm that exclusively serves tribes with financing-related issues.

David A. Malone, an attorney with Miller Malone & Tellefson, focuses on liquor and gaming licensing and compliance.

Brian P. McClatchey, an attorney with K&L Gates LLP in Spokane, WA, represents tribes and tribal interests in regulatory and taxation issues.

Joan K. Mell is founder of III Branches Law PLLC. The firm offers advocacy in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.

Michael M. Moran, Principal of Moran Public Affairs LLC, was the first Executive Director of the Washington Indian Gaming Association.

Jeffrey C. Nave is a member with Foster Pepper PLLC in the firm’s Spokane office. His practice emphasizes federal tax credit law, municipal finance, and municipal tax.

Lawrence S. Roberts is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior.

Gyasi Ross, an attorney with Stronghold Law Group, previously practiced with Crowell Law Office and with Port Madison Enterprises.

Melissa Schlichting is a senior attorney with the National Indian Gaming Commission in its Office of General Counsel.

David H. Smith is an owner with Garvey Schubert Barer and practices in the areas of defense and complex civil litigation. He conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients and represents companies and individuals on criminal matters ranging from investigation through trial by jury.

Kaighn Smith, Jr., an attorney with Drummond Woodsum in Portland, Maine, represents private and public sector clients, including Indian nations and their enterprises.

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, a partner with Snell & Wilmer in the firm’s Phoenix office, is nationally recognized in the areas of Indian law, gaming law and business litigation.

Tracie L. Stevens, Chairwoman of the National Indian Gaming Commission is the first Native American woman to chair the Commission.

Kevin K. Washburn was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior on September 21, 2012.

Joseph H. Webster, a partner with Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker LLP, focuses on Indian gaming, economic development, self-determination, and taxation.

Scott Wheat currently serves as General Counsel and Special Gaming Counsel for the Spokane Tribe of Indians.


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This seminar is approved for the following credits

This course has been approved for 10.0 hours of Washington MCLE self-study credit, including 0.75 hours of ethics credit by the Washington State Bar.

THE SEMINAR GROUP is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider; therefore, this course is approved for 11.75 general and 1.0 ethics CLE credits.

This course has been approved by the Idaho State Bar for 12.5 credits, including 1.0 ethics credits.

This course is approved by the Oregon State Bar for 12.5 General and 1.0 Ethics CLE credits. - The Seminar Group is an Accredited Sponsor.

This course may qualify for CPE credits; please check with your state board’s requirements.

If this seminar has not been approved for the credits you require, let us know and we will look into it for you.

Information on Continuing Education Credits


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Attorney $725.00
2 or more $675.00
Government / Non-Profit $625.00
Other Professionals $490.00
Other Professionals $360.00
New Associate $490.00
Other Professionals $490.00
Student $427.00
Day One $487.00
Day Two $487.00
All Sessions $134.00
All Sessions $562.00
All Sessions $562.00
All Sessions $77.00
All Sessions $362.00
On Demand Session 1 $40.00
On Demand Session 2 $20.00
On Demand Session 3 $33.00
On Demand Session 4 $20.00
On Demand Session 5 $23.00
On Demand Session 6 $20.00
On Demand Session 7 $20.00
On Demand Session 8 $16.00
On Demand Session 9 $26.00
On Demand Session 10 $40.00
On Demand Session 11 $40.00
On Demand Session 12 $26.00
On Demand Session 13 $16.00
On Demand Session 14 $20.00
On Demand Session 15 $20.00
On Demand Session 16 $20.00
On Demand Session 17 $33.00
On Demand Session 18 $30.00
On Demand Session 19 $40.00

Fee Description

Cancellation Policy

We will refund your tuition less a $50 cancellation charge if we receive your cancellation by 12/7/2012.


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This seminar is being held at:
Hilton Seattle
1301 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2304
Phone: 206-624-0500
Please call the venue for directions/questions.

A block of guest rooms are available at both of these locations:

Inn At the WAC - To make reservations call 206-464-4055 or 800-275-3775 or email and mention "The Seminar Group".

Red Lion on 5th - Rooms are on hold until 11/22/12. You may book online at using the group block code in the “group/convention code” field or call 855-515-1144 to reserve. Mention “The Seminar Group”.

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