Kate Lowenhar-Fisher (Member, Las Vegas), Jacob Frenkel (Member, Washington D.C.), Leighton Koehler (Of Counsel, Las Vegas) and Seth Waxman (Member, Washington D.C.) have co-authored a Global Gaming & Licensing Guide for Chambers and Partners titled Marijuana Money Challenges Nevada Casinos’ Anti-Money Laundering Compliance.’  The guide discusses how the anti-money laundering (AML) statutes and rules, regulations and compliance requirements for casinos are evolving to deal with the growing state-legal marijuana industry and the importance of having a comprehensive risk-based compliance plan.

About the Authors:

Kate Lowenhar-Fisher is a member partner in the Las Vegas office. She is a leading Nevada gaming attorney who counsels many of the world’s premier gaming companies on regulatory issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, reorganizations and financings. Kate has extensive experience advising clients on issues related to Internet gaming, social gaming, fantasy sports, liquor licensing, nightclubs, restaurants, sweepstakes, contests, and promotions. She regularly represents individuals and businesses before regulatory agencies, including the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Clark County Liquor and Gaming Licensing Board and the Las Vegas City Council. Kate may be reached at 702-550-4459.

Jacob Frenkel is a member partner in our Washington, D.C. office. Clients hire Jacob because his aggressive, tenacious, creative and proactive strategies often put the other side on its heels, and because he gets successful results in investigations and litigation. Jacob has secured superior results for his securities enforcement, white-collar criminal defense, FCPA and internal and government investigations clients. Jacob brings his experience and outstanding reputation, including for creative strategies and solutions, to the defense of investigations, litigation strategy and governance counseling. Jacob’s clients view him as a trusted advisor who understands the needs of their business. Jacob may be reached at 202-466-5953.

Leighton Koehler is of counsel in our Las Vegas office. Leighton focuses his practice on tax controversy, tax planning, and business services. His knowledge as both an attorney and CPA combined with his prior IRS experience allows him to provide solutions to the myriad of tax problems that arise in both business and the personal lives of his clients. In addition to solo representation, Leighton has worked with numerous teams of attorneys, CPAs, and other professional representatives, and obtained outstanding results for clients. Leighton may be reached at 702-550-4449.

Seth Waxman is a member partner in our Washington, D.C. office. Seth focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense and government investigations practice. He was formerly a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and also worked as a criminal defense lawyer. Seth is a seasoned trial lawyer, having been lead counsel in more than sixty jury trials, thirty bench trials, and fifteen matters on appeal. His practice covers a wide range of financial crimes and investigations, including fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, environmental crimes, whistleblower and internal investigations, securities fraud, and gaming matters. Seth may be reached at 202-466-5956.