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Jeffrey R. Rodefer

Of Counsel

377 South Nevada Street, Carson City, NV 89703
9555 Hillwood Drive, 2nd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Jeffrey Rodefer’s practice focuses on gaming law, including licensing, regulation, compliance, transactions, as well as state and local taxation and Federal anti-money laundering consulting for the gaming industry.

Regulatory Framework Navigation: He understands the strict gaming regulatory framework, has diligently assisted regulators in their enforcement efforts, and is skilled at guiding companies to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving regulatory environment and adopt a culture of compliance.  

Diverse Perspective: Jeff’s 28 years of experience has taken him from the Attorney General’s Office, providing representation to the Department of Taxation, Tax Commission, State Board of Equalization, Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission, to public corporations. His passion for the gaming industry and the State of Nevada is reflected in his numerous foundation and committee positions, including an appointment by the Nevada Supreme Court, as well as various philanthropic endeavors. His knowledge and relationships are as valuable to those seeking a first time gaming license as they are to established licensees who want to ensure their business practices meet the ongoing demands of a gaming regulatory environment. 

Experience

Gaming Law/State and Local Taxation/Federal Title 31

Jeff's gaming law and regulation practice concentrates on:

  • Providing oversight of transactional, development,  and regulatory compliance
  • Shepherding new and established clients through the licensing and related approvals processes
  • Creating and implementing gaming compliance programs
  • Advising on a wide variety of state and local taxation matters
  • Consulting on Federal anti-money laundering compliance
Corporate Counsel

With nearly 15 years experience as an in-house corporate counsel, both as a General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, as well as Compliance Officer, Jeff has provided well-rounded corporate legal services:

  • Spearheading regulatory approval of mergers and acquisitions, public debt/equity issuances, credit facilities and stock pledges
  • Shepherding clients through IT system upgrades, associated equipment filings,  linked and  interactive gaming initiatives
  • Supporting employee applications and reviews 
  • General corporate legal matters
Government Lawyer
  • Leading administrative prosecutions relative to Nevada’s List of Excluded Persons and gaming licenses for violations of the Nevada Gaming Control Act and regulations
  • Drafting regulations, providing advice on casino taxation, patron disputes, licensing, corporate securities and personnel matters
  • Performing administrative law, including extensive motion and appellate practice in both state and federal courts 
Published Nevada Supreme Court Opinions

  • Bing Constr. Co. of Nev. v. Nevada Dep’t of Taxation, 107 Nev. 630, 817 P.2d 710 (1991)
  • Imperial Palace, Inc. v. State, Dep’t of Taxation, 108 Nev. 1060, 843 P. 2d 813 (1992)
  • Bing Constr. Co. of Nev. v. Nevada Dep’t of Taxation, 109 Nev. 275, 849 P.2d 302 (1993)
     

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Recognition

  • State Bar of Nevada, Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, 2010

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV-Gaming Law Advisory Board, Member, 2016-present
  • University of Nevada Reno Foundation Board of Trustees, Trustee, 2012-present
    • Audit and Finance Committee, Chairman, 2016
    • Governance Committee, Chairman, 2017
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Naming Contributor, Champions Plaza-Mackay Stadium, 2018
  • Gaming Law Section, State Bar of Nevada, Chairman, 2000-present
  • Functional Equivalency Committee of the State Bar of Nevada, Member/Vice Chairman, 1993-present
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Naming Contributor, Champions Plaza-Mackay Stadium, 2018
  • International Association of Gaming Attorneys/Advisors, Contributing Member, 1993-2011
  • American Gaming Association G2E Conference Advisory Board–Compliance, Law & Regulation Track, Member, 2012-2014
  • American Gaming Association Regulatory Reform Committee, Member 2012-2014
  • American Gaming Association BSA Task Force and Regulatory Reform Committee, Member, 2012-2014
  • University of Nevada, Reno E.L. Weigand Fitness Center, Naming Contributor, 2015
  • NeuroActive Foundation, Inc., Secretary, 2014-Present
  • United Way of Southern Nevada, Leadership Giver, 2002-2014
  • Nevada Wolf Pack Educational Fund Annual Campaign, True Blue Volunteer, 2012
  • Jeffrey R. Rodefer Family Library Endowment, University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business, 2011
  • University of Nevada, Reno Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Naming Contributor, 2008
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