Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced today that Scott Wiegand, former senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, joined the firm as a shareholder in the corporate department. He will split his time between the firm’s Las Vegas and Denver offices and will initially focus on the emerging sports gambling industry.
“Scott’s 15 years of in-house experience at Caesars seamlessly augments our experienced team, adding depth in sports gambling, online gaming and strategic transactions as we navigate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which opens the door for states outside of Nevada to pass laws legalizing sports betting,” said Ellen Schulhofer, the firm’s Las Vegas office managing partner and executive committee member. “We are fortunate that Scott’s decision to return to private practice coincided with this U.S. Supreme Court decision.”
As senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary at Caesars, Wiegand provided counsel for the company’s capital markets, corporate transactions and enterprise development efforts and was the corporate officer responsible for securities compliance and corporate governance matters. Prior to that, Wiegand was general counsel at an e-commerce solutions company in the hospitality industry and spent seven years as a corporate attorney with AmLaw 200 law firms.
Wiegand is a graduate of Florida State University and Cornell Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Ohio and has been licensed by the gaming authorities in Nevada, New Jersey, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Ontario and Missouri.