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LEGAL
AGENDA

All PDS sessions will be held at the CHI Health Convention Center at 455 North 10th St, Omaha, NE 68102

Monday, July 22 

 

5:30pm – 8:30pm                  

Vendor Meet & Greet 

Tuesday, July 23 

 

9:00am – 9:15am

Conference Kickoff 

Brian Rockey, Director, Nebraska Lottery 

 

9:15am – 10:15am

General Session – TBA 

Todd Simon, Chairman and Chief Steak Evangelist, Omaha Steaks 

 

10:15am – 10:30am

Networking Break 

 

10:45am – 11:15am

AI, Privacy and Other Topics of Interest 

Ross Broudy, Attorney, Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black 

 

10:45am – Noon

Incident Response: Responsibilities of In-House Counsel 

Ross Broudy, Attorney, Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black 

 

Noon – 1:30pm

LUNCH  

Lunch sponsored by Allwyn and NeoGames

 

1:45pm – 2:45pm

General Session – Lotteries in the Gaming Space 

Helene Keeley, Director, Delaware Lottery 

Matt Strawn, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Lottery 

Senator Dan Dawson, Chair, Iowa Senate Ways and Means Committee 

Christie Carpino (CT), Vice President, National Council of Legislators From Gaming States
Michael J. Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group, Executive Director, National Council of Legislators From Gaming States

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break 

 

3:15pm – 4:30pm

Second Chance Experiential Prizing 

Bob Biard, General Counsel, Texas Lottery 

Kyle Wolfe, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Lottery 

 

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Powers Awards and Ott Brown Scholarship Presentation 

Celebrate industry excellence with the annual Powers Awards and Ott Brown Scholarship! 

The prestigious annual NASPL Powers Awards are presented in recognition of the significant contributions lottery and vendor employees have made through exceptional job performance. NASPL also awards one lottery professional the Ott Brown Scholarship each year, enabling the recipient to participate in the NASPL Lottery Leadership Institute at no cost. 

Wednesday, July 24 

 

9:00am – 10:15am

General Session – Leadership & Overcoming Obstacles for Pioneering Innovation 

Jeff Koterba, Speaker, Author, and Creativity Coach  

 

10:15am – 10:30am

Networking Break 

 

10:45am – 11:15am

Roundtable Discussion – Couriers  

Brent Stanbridge, Chief Legal Counsel, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery 

Ben Freedland, General Counsel, Minnesota Lottery 

Ryan Schaffer, Deputy Director, Administration & Compliance, New Jersey Lottery 

Ed Burns, General Counsel, New York Lottery 

 

11:30am – Noon

Ethics: The Roles of Outside, In-House and Vendor Lotter Counsel 

Rob Porter, General Counsel, Lotto.com  

 

Noon – 1:30pm

LUNCH  
 

1:45pm – 3:00pm

Roundtable Discussion – Vendor Legal Counsel 

Jennifer Luhrs, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Kentucky Lottery 

 

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Networking Break 

 

3:30pm – 4:45pm

Roundtable Discussion – Lottery Legal Counsel 

Jordan Mruz, Attorney III, Nebraska Lottery  

5:30pm – 7:30pm

NASPL Networking Reception 

The Durham Museum 

Thursday, July 25 

 

9:00am – 9:15am

Closing Remarks From Our Host  

Brian Rockey, Director, Nebraska Lottery  

 

9:15am – 10:15am

General Session: TBA 

 

10:15am – 10:30am

Networking Break 

 

10:30am – 11:15am

General Session – Identifying and Mitigating Points of Failure: Building a Business Resiliency Program 
Cathleen Atchison, Business Continuity Program Manager, Oregon Lottery 

 

11:30am – Noon

When Office Pools Become Sophisticated Syndicates 

Scientific Games 

In the early 2000s, the lottery industry made news when a group of citizens and students embarked on their own gamification of how to purchase the Cash Winfall game. Over two decades later, where are we as an industry in protecting the perceived fairness and integrity of lottery games? Since 2020, another group known as Black Swan has been requesting prize information and buying in bulk as part of their gamification scheme. With the sophistication of AI, what are we doing to protect the integrity of games while upholding statutory requirements? What rules in your jurisdiction (i.e. level of information that must be shared) should be reconsidered in light of these advances to keep fair play for all? 

Combined session with Product Management

 

Noon – 1:30pm

LUNCH  
 

1:45pm – 3:00pm

NFL Sports Integrity Program 

Sabrina Perel, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, National Football League 

Combined session with IT, Marketing and Security 

 

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Final Networking Break 

The connections made at PDS lead to new ideas, friendships and business successes. Spend this dedicated time mingling, establishing new professional relationships, and strengthening existing ones. Share a beverage, exchange contact information and connect with others before departing. 

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