Doug Mishkin, who was in charge of the National Football League’s gambling-related commercial activities, has joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s global sports and entertainment group.
He handled the NFL’s first-ever casino and daily fantasy sports sponsorships, official sports betting data, live video distribution deals and slot machine licenses.
Mishkin also supported the NFL’s government affairs push related to sports betting and counseled individual teams on structuring their sportsbook partnerships.
Prior to the NFL, he was senior VP-legal and business affairs at Metrick Gaming in Las Vegas.
Ryan Davis, co-chair of BCLP’s sports & entertainment unit, said Mishkin’s NFL’s experience and “specialized legal experience in gaming, sports betting and other emerging categories will provide tremendous value to our clients.”
BCLP’s sports & entertainment group advises 31 of the 32 teams in the National Hockey League and more than 20 soccer teams in the Premier, La Liga and Champions leagues.
Mishkin also will work within BCLP’s technology, commercial and government affairs practice.