Becker & Poliakoff shareholder, Daniel Wallach, who has been one of the nation’s leading voices on the emerging issue of state-regulated sports betting, recently gave the opening remarks at one of the most popular programs at this year’s American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
The 90-minute program, entitled “Game-Changer: The States’ Big Gamble on Legalized Sports Betting,” was held on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Dan also introduced the all-star panel, which included former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, Supreme Court litigator Erin Murphy, Tulane Law School Professor Gabe Feldman, and West Virginia Solicitor General Elbert Lin. The program was moderated by Michael McCann, the award-winning Legal Analyst and Writer for Sports Illustrated and SI.com. This program was one of the showcase events at this year’s ABA Annual Meeting, and received extensive media coverage.
Mr. Wallach, who conceived the program and prepared the written program materials, is Chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members. The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section is one of the largest ABA entities, with over 26,000 members.