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Native American Gaming: Bankruptcy and Tribal Casinos

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Bankruptcy and Tribal Casinos -- legal headlines that may affect future financings

Native American Gaming with host Valerie Red-Horse is always sure to bring you the most relevant, and pressing issues in the Indian gaming legal realm. On this month's show, Red-Horse visits with Dennis J. Whittlesey.

Whittlesey is a member of the law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, specializing in Indian law and Indian gaming law.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and Oklahoma bars, and is admitted to practice before a number of federal trial and appellate courts. He has represented Indian tribes in seeking federal recognition and – since enactment of the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988 – gaming approvals and casino project development.  He has negotiated Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts, including the first compact in Oregon. In addition, he has represented many local governments in negotiations with tribes for local service agreements, including cities and counties in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and New York.  He also represents developers and casino/resort companies in their business dealings with tribes.