TULSA, Okla. – Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Mike McBride III was recently elected executive vice president of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). In this role, McBride will continue his nearly decade-long service on the organization’s executive committee and continue to lead, set policy, administrate and carry out IMGL’s initiatives.
“We are delighted to have Mike’s continued leadership and service,” said Jamie Nettleton, IMGL president, from Sydney, Australia.
McBride is one of only two Oklahoma general members of IMGL, and this role change makes him only the second executive vice president of the exclusive organization. He has served IMGL in previous roles, including first vice president, second vice president, treasurer and director of membership. He was also the 2011 recipient of the IMGL President’s Cup Award for his outstanding accomplishments.
Based in Tulsa, McBride chairs Crowe & Dunlevy’s Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group, and is also a member of the Banking & Financial Institutions, International and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups.
He has a quarter century of experience in gaming, federal Indian law, litigation and complex transactions as a trial, appellate and business lawyer. McBride has tried more than 50 cases to conclusion in federal, tribal and state courts, and as a judge and justice, has adjudicated numerous cases and authored many published decisions. Chambers and Partners has recognized McBride with its Star Individual designation in Native American law for several years in a row, its highest individual ranking.*
McBride has served as justice of the Pawnee Nation Supreme Court and is the former attorney general to the Sac and Fox Nation and the Seminole Nation. He received his Juris Doctor from The University of Oklahoma College of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
“Mike’s leadership reflects our culture of service and excellence,” said Timila Rother, president of Crowe & Dunlevy.
IMGL, an invitation-only, nonprofit association of more than 320 gaming attorneys, regulators, educators, executives and consultants from around the world, is dedicated to education and the exchange of professional information and advice. The open networking and collective experience of its members makes the IMGL an integral and effective tool for the dissemination of gaming law developments worldwide.
*Crowe & Dunlevy has no input in the rating methodologies used by Chambers and Partners.