William P. Devereaux, Principal
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC
William P. Devereaux is a Principal with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC and leads the firm’s Criminal Defense Team. He is a prominent and highly respected litigator with over 35 years of experience successfully representing high-profile individuals and public, private and nonprofit organizations. Attorney Devereaux routinely appears before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in defense of his clients. He has extensive experience in gaming law and regulations and has represented developers, municipalities and Native American Tribes with respect to gaming, licensing, permitting and contracting issues involving state and federal laws and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. He has been recognized by his peers and judges with the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating based on both legal ability and ethics, and selected annually by his peers and clients to the list of “Best Lawyers in America” and Super Lawyers in his practice area. He earned his JD from Suffolk University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University. He is also a retired Captain in the United States Naval Reserve. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Dennis M.P. Ehling, Partner
Blank Rome LLP
Dennis has significant experience representing clients in the highly-regulated gaming industry including both transactional and litigation matters, as well as handling complex confidential investigations and regulatory proceedings. He has particular knowledge in the area of online gaming and wagering, sports wagering and regulation, and eSports, and represents clients in, and counsels clients on the regulatory and business implications of:
- new media, markets, and technologies
- mergers and acquisitions
- sweepstakes and promotions
- electronic payment facilities (including traditional and blockchain)
In addition, Dennis advocates on behalf of gaming entrepreneurs and operators in all types of civil litigation, including:
- securities disputes
- intellectual property disputes
- antitrust disputes
- contractual disputes
- criminal investigations
His clients include well-known casino operators, gaming equipment manufacturers, racing and wagering operators, internet operators, Native American gaming interests, professional sports teams, payment providers, vendors, investment funds, and other companies that invest in, or provide services to, the gaming or racing industry.
Adam L. Marchuk, Partner
Perkins Coie LLP
Trial attorney Adam Marchuk handles intellectual property and complex commercial cases. Adam has served as first-chair trial counsel, second-chair trial counsel, and a member of trial teams in patent infringement, unfair competition, false advertising, fraud, and breach of contract cases. He has led and played significant roles on cases in a variety of industries, including healthcare, life sciences and medical device, food and beverage, software and electronics, winning more than $40 million for clients when representing plaintiffs, and defeating hundreds of millions in damages claims when representing defendants. He also has led, and successfully argued, multiple federal appeals.
Adam also has gained substantial experience in the areas of internet and casino gaming and sports wagering. In 2019, Adam testified to the Illinois House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee, on the Illinois Sports Wagering Act.