Jerome L. "Jerry" Levine

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Jerome L. Levine is a business and litigation attorney who has been involved in all aspects of gaming, casino and Native American law for over 20 years. He has been particularly active in the development of the firm's Indian gaming practice, providing legal counsel in over a dozen major Tribal casino projects and as a leading Tribal representative in Tribal-State compact negotiations in several states, including California, Oklahoma and Washington State. Mr. Levine was lead counsel in State of Washington v. Chehalis, which resulted in making electronic gaming devices available to all tribes in that state. He has represented a number of Indian gaming organizations, including serving as corporate counsel to the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) and the Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA). Mr. Levine was Chairman of the NIGA Task Force on IGRA Regulations and of NIGA's Law and Legislative Committee. He was also a member of the NIGA-National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Tribal-State negotiating team which was formed several years ago to meet with the states' Governors and Attorneys General to examine critical issues under IGRA. 

Mr. Levine has organized, written and edited materials and been a speaker on numerous programs on gaming law, including national seminars on casino management, gaming regulation, casino employment and labor law, and gaming fraud. He has written several articles for Indian Gaming Magazine, International Gaming and Wagering Magazine, and is the Editor of the Indian Gaming Handbook, a popular four-volume reference set that has been distributed throughout the country and is in its sixth edition.

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Native American Law, 2008-2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Native American Law, 2007-2017; Gaming Law, 2005-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Los Angeles Native American Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013, 2017 
  • Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2004, 2006, 2009-2012
  • Top 100 Lawyers in California, Daily Journal newspaper, 2008
  • LawDragon 500
  • Who's Who in Law, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, Indian Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Corporations Section
  • American Bar Association, Banking and Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Forum
  • International Association of Gaming Attorneys
  • International Masters of Gaming Law