David Smail appointed SG executive vice president

Scientific Games said it has appointed David W. Smail as executive vice president and chief legal officer, effective August 3, 2015. 

Smail will be based at the company’s global corporate headquarters in Las Vegas.

Smail was executive vice president and general counsel of Morgans Hotel Group Co., where he served as chief legal officer of the hospitality company from 2006 to 2014.  

“With more than 20 years of leadership and accomplishments in international business and the legal profession, David’s broad-based global legal and public company expertise and dynamic leadership in support of business objectives, aligns well with our growth strategy,” said Scientific Games’ CEO Gavin Isaacs, 

Smail succeeds Katie Lever, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel, who will remain with Scientific Games until August 31 to facilitate the transition.