Daniel Wallach to Give Opening Remarks at ABA Annual Meeting Program on Sports Betting Legal Controversy; Will Introduce Panel Featuring Theodore Olson and SI’s Michael McCann

Daniel Wallach to Give Opening Remarks at ABA Annual Meeting Program on Sports Betting Legal Controversy; Will Introduce Panel Featuring Theodore Olson and SI’s Michael McCann

Becker & Poliakoff shareholder, Daniel Wallach, who has been one of the nation’s leading voices on the emerging issue of state-regulated sports betting, will give the opening remarks at one of the most eagerly-awaited continuing legal education (CLE) 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, will be presented on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at 10:30 am, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Panelists include former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, Erin Murphy, Gabe Feldman, and West Virginia Solicitor General Elbert Lin. The program will be moderated by Michael McCann, the award-winning Legal Analyst, and Writer for Sports Illustrated and SI.com. This CLE program, which was selected as one of the premier showcase events at this year’s ABA Annual Meeting, is sponsored by the Appellate Advocacy Committee of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Mr. Wallach, who conceived the program and prepared the written program materials, is Chair-Elect of the Appellate Advocacy Committee and takes over as its Chair on August 10, 2014. 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.