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Jones Walker Only Firm In Leadership Positions of Premier Gaming Organizations
November 6, 2012

Press Release

NEW ORLEANS and JACKSON, MS — J. Kelly Duncan and Thomas B. Shepherd III, partners and team leaders of the firm’s Gaming Practice Group, were each recently elected to leadership positions for  the International Masters of Gaming Law (“IMGL”) and the International Association of Gaming Advisors (“IAGA”), respectively. Jones Walker is the only firm with an attorney in leadership positions in each of these premier gaming organizations.

J. Kelly Duncan was re-elected President of the International Masters of Gaming Law at the organization's Autumn Conference in London, England for a second term commencing January 1, 2013. IMGL membership is by invitation only and with more than 270 members from 38 countries, the IMGL is a leading worldwide organization that is dedicated to education and the exchange of professional information concerning all aspects of gaming law. Mr. Duncan, who is a member of Jones Walker's board of directors, is one of only 10 gaming attorneys from the United States listed among the world's top gaming attorneys in the Chambers Global Guide since 2009.  For 2011, he was selected as the “New Orleans, LA Best Lawyers Gaming Law Lawyer of the Year”.

Thomas B. Shepherd III  was elected Vice President/President-Elect of the International Association of Gaming Advisors at the IAGA Summit held in Singapore, October 23 – 25, 2012. IAGA’s International Gaming Summit is one of the gaming industry’s premier summits and brings together leaders of the gaming industry from all sectors - operators, suppliers, attorneys, accountants, investors, bankers, regulators and other advisors. For 2011, he was selected as the "Jackson, MS Best Lawyers Gaming Law Lawyer of the Year" and as "Lawyer of the Year in Mississippi" by the Mississippi Business Journal. 

Jones Walker currently sponsors a blog discussing issues in Mississippi Gaming Law at:  

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. , with more than 375 attorneys, provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base in highly regulated industries through offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York and Texas.

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