Laura McAllister Cox

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Gaming
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.988.7885
Fax: 215.988.7801
University University of Tennessee, B.A., 1980
Law SchoolRutgers School of Law - Camden, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; 2012, New York

Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Casino Law Section, 2008-Present
•Board Member, Board of Trustees, 2005-2010
•Chair, 2008-2009
•Member, International Association of Gaming Advisors, 1999-Present
•Treasurer, 2014-Present
•General Counsel, 2013-2014
•Board Member, Board of Trustees, 2004-2013
•Advisory Board Member, Drexel University Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, 2013-Present

BornCamden, New Jersey, 1959

Laura McAllister Cox focuses her practice on gaming-related corporate, regulatory, licensing and product compliance matters, as well as other legal issues related to land based gaming, internet gaming, horse racing and the manufacturing and distribution of gaming equipment. Laura represents casino operators, gaming manufacturers and distributors, investors, racetrack operators, and casino employees in a wide variety of matters in U.S. and international jurisdictions.

Prior to joining the firm, Laura was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Gaming Partners International Corporation (GPIC), a publicly traded company and its multinational subsidiaries that manufactures and distributes casino table game supplies worldwide. There, she was responsible for interaction with government regulatory bodies around the world on behalf of the company and its principals. Laura was also responsible for all general counsel duties, gaming regulatory compliance, supervision of litigation matters and management of outside counsel.

Prior to her time at GPIC, Laura was partner at a full service law firm in Atlantic City, NJ, serving as a member of the firm's casino law department representing casino operators, gaming manufacturers and distributors, and casino employees in all aspects of regulatory, licensing and litigation matters. She drafted the proposed New Jersey regulations for many new casino games and also developed and implemented a multi-jurisdictional licensing program offered to clients to provide a single source of legal and compliance representation throughout gaming jurisdictions worldwide. She further assisted in the firm's representation of the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and testified before the Legislative Committee on Economic Development, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, addressing issues concerning proposed amendments to the Virgin Islands Casino and Resort Control Act of 1995.

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, Great Women of Gaming, Casino Enterprise Management magazine, 2005

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Press Releases

03.24.15 Greenberg Traurig Partners with Drexel University for 'Taste of Law'

02.24.15 Laura McAllister Cox Named Top Lateral Hire of 2014 Runner Up

02.03.15 Four Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Speak at ICE Totally Gaming 2015

01.15.15 Greenberg Traurig's Laura McAllister Cox and Tara K. Gorman Join Drexel University Advisory Board

01.05.15 A Year in Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia

11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Receives Five First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms'

09.08.14 Greenberg Traurig Sponsoring International Gaming Summit in Philadelphia

08.25.14 Mark Clayton Joins Greenberg Traurig's Global Gaming Practice

05.06.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Speak at Inaugural Japan Gaming Congress

01.02.14 Greenberg Traurig's Global Gaming Group Adds Former GPI GC Laura McAllister Cox in Philadelphia


07.22.14 Update to Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Gaming Vendor Licensing Process

06.24.14 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed

02.03.14 Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues Final Regulations on Gaming Vendor Licensing and Registration

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Laura has spoken at numerous seminars, including the International Casino Law Conference, Global Gaming Expo, World Gaming Congress and Expo, and International Gaming Business Expo.

•Co-Author, Tips for Massachusetts Gaming Vendor Applicants, Law360, August 19, 2014
•Co-Author, Update to Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Gaming Vendor Licensing Process, GT Alert, July 22, 2014
•Co-Author, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed, GT Alert, June 24, 2014
•Co-Author, Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues Final Regulations on Gaming Vendor Licensing and Registration, GT Alert, February 3, 2014
•Author, Gaming Advisors: Navigating the Global Course, Casino Enterprise Management, May 2012
•Co-Author, Slots: UK Adventure, U.S. Experience, International Gaming & Wagering Business, January 2004
•Author, Gaming Compliance in a Multi-Jurisdictional World, Gaming Products & Services, September/October 2003
•Author, Dual-ing Process in California, International Gaming & Wagering Business, October 2000

Legal Experience
•Gaming Partners International Corporation, Las Vegas, NV, 2003-2013
•Executive Vice President and General Counsel, 2009-2013
•Chief Legal and Gaming Compliance Officer, 2003-2009
•Director, Gaming Partners International Asia Limited, Macau S.A.R., China, 2011-2013


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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed
H. Hamilton Hackney,Laura McAllister Cox,Christopher H. Milton,Martha A. Sabol,Jamey L. Tesler, July 8, 2014
In a widely anticipated ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC), the State’s highest court, issued a unanimous decision on June 24, 2014 requiring the Attorney General to certify for the November ballot a petition seeking to prohibit casino and slots gambling and abolish...

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Laura McAllister Cox

2001 Market Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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