TULSA, Okla. – Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Mike McBride III was recently elected as first vice president of International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). McBride is one of only two Oklahoma general members of IMGL, previously served as second vice president and treasurer, director of membership and has received the IMGL President’s Cup Award for his outstanding accomplishments.
Based in Tulsa, McBride serves as chair of the firm’s Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group and is also a member of the Banking & Financial Institutions, International and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups.
He has more than two decades 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. He excels in gaming regulatory matters, bet-the-tribe litigation, tribal government matters, economic development and regulatory matters. 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 currently serves as attorney general of the Seminole Nation, has served as justice of the Pawnee Nation Supreme Court from 2003 until 2012 and is the former attorney general to the Sac and Fox 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.
IMGL is an invitation-only, nonprofit organization focused on scholarship, ethics and professionalism in the gaming industry. Comprised of gaming attorneys, regulators, educators, executives and consultants from around the world, it is the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organization shaping the future of gaming law. Founded in 2001, IMGL has 350 members and represents more than 43 countries as well as members in 34 states and territories in the United States.