Crowe & Dunlevy attorney recognized by international gaming law group

TULSA, Okla. – International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) recently presented Crowe & Dunlevy director Michael McBride III of Tulsa with the 2011 President’s Cup Award during the organization’s autumn meeting in Vienna, Austria. The award recognizes McBride for his outstanding service and contributions to the organization.

“We are very proud of this recognition for Mike and for the firm,” said Crowe & Dunlevy President Roger Stong. “His important role in this organization is consistent with our firm's long-standing commitment to leadership in bar, civic and professional endeavors.”

McBride serves as chair of Crowe & Dunlevy's Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group. He is one of only two Oklahoma general members of the IMGL. McBride is counsel to a number of Indian tribes and gaming related-companies.

He is former Attorney General for the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and the Sac and Fox Nation, a Justice for the Supreme Court of the Pawnee Nation and a Pawnee Nation College Board of Trustees member. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association, is past Chair of the FBA's Indian Law Section, the largest Indian law organization in the country. He is past chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Indian Law Section. He is also associate editor of the Gaming Law Review.

IMGL is a nonprofit association of gaming lawyers, regulators, educators, executives and consultants from around the world dedicated to the exchange of professional information concerning all aspects of gaming law. IMGL has more than 300 members in 38 countries and 33 states within the United States. Membership is by invitation only and peer reviewed.

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