New York, NY, October 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Peter C. Spier, Partner, Gould & Ratner LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Daily Fantasy Sports: Is it Legal or Illegal? Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET).
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About Peter C. Spier
Peter C. Spier is a Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Partner at Gould & Ratner LLP and serves as Chair of the Firm's Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports Group. He is a frequent speaker and author on issues affecting the gaming and daily fantasy sports (DFS) industries.
Mr. Spier advises DFS clients on the rapidly changing legal landscape facing the industry and keeps clients apprised regarding the status of laws and regulations impacting DFS on a state-by-state basis. He provides guidance to DFS clients regarding how to design their games to comply with the applicable laws and helps them implement tax reporting, data security and anti-money laundering policies, among other legal issues. He represents gaming clients in regulatory matters, financing transactions and mergers & acquisitions and serves as outside general counsel for several gaming companies.
In his corporate practice, Mr. Spier represents middle-market companies, private equity and venture capital funds and entrepreneurs in mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, capital raising and debt and equity investments. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth's Chicago Chapter.
Mr. Spier has been named a "Rising Star" in Gaming, M&A and Corporate Law by Illinois Super Lawyers. He received his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
About Gould & Ratner LLP
Gould & Ratner LLP is a law firm with a wealth of legal experience and business acumen. The firm’s services are designed to reflect the needs of well-established organizations and growing businesses, as well as those of individuals. More than just legal advisors, their lawyers consistently demonstrate the care and commitment that set them apart.
A multi-dimensional firm of nearly 50 lawyers, Gould & Ratner represents Fortune 500 corporations, closely-held businesses, financial institutions and entrepreneurs, as well as families and their businesses in real estate, corporate, tax, estate and succession planning, litigation, human resources and employment, environmental and related specialty fields.
In this ever-changing and complex world, Gould & Ratner remains one of the few truly mid-size law firms in Chicago. This allows them the unique ability to employ a multi-faceted approach to legal service for clients of every size and in every industry.
In recent years, there has been an explosion in the growth of online daily fantasy sports, in which contestants pay to play for the chance of winning (often substantial) cash prizes based on the statistical performance of selected players on a single day or weekend. The credibility and legitimacy of daily fantasy sports has been bolstered by the support it has received from major U.S. sports leagues. The NBA is an investor in last year’s market-leader FanDuel, while MLB and the NHL have endorsement deals with DraftKings, the current market-leader in the daily fantasy sports industry.
But is daily fantasy sports legal? How is it different from sports betting? Is it exempted from U.S. federal gambling prohibitions by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (the “UIGEA”)? Does state law matter when it comes to daily fantasy sports? How will the very recent “insider trading” scandal affect the industry? What does the future hold in store for daily fantasy sports? Will it go the way of online poker or does it have a brighter future? In this two-hour live Webcast, a panel of notable professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth analysis of these questions, and identify best practices for daily fantasy sports operators to comply with applicable laws.
Key topics will include:
· State and Federal Law affecting Daily Fantasy Sports
· The future of Daily Fantasy Sports
· Do’s and Don'ts in Operating Daily Fantasy Sports Websites
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/