Robert Stocker


    Robert W. Stocker II is a member of Dickinson Wright PLC, which has offices in several states, the District of Columbia, and Toronto, Canada, as well as cooperation agreements with law firms in Bulgaria, Macau, Malta, and Peru. He has an international practice in the areas of gaming (commercial, Internet, charitable, Indian, and sweepstakes), regulatory, corporate, and alternative insurance programs (captives and insurance pools) law. Mr. Stocker chairs the firm’s Gaming Practice Group. He is also an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he teaches courses in gaming law, business planning, business organizations, and alternative insurance programs, and is a recipient of the Frederick J. Griffith III Adjunct Faculty Award for excellence in teaching. Mr. Stocker has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Michigan Super Lawyers for his expertise in gaming law, and he has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is the editor and co-author of The Michigan Gaming Law Legal Resource Book. Mr. Stocker is also the co-author of Chapter 25 of Collier’s Guide to Chapter 11 Practice, entitled “Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases Involving Casino Businesses.” Recent law review articles co-authored by Mr. Stocker include “Gambling with Bankruptcy: Navigating a Casino Through Chapter 11 Proceedings” and “Remedying the Lose-Lose Game of Compulsive Gambling: Voluntary Exclusions, Mandatory Exclusions, or an Alternative Method?” He is a founding member and past president of the International Masters of Gaming Law; Chair of the American Bar Association annual program on gaming enforcement, the Gaming Law Minefield Conference; immediate past Chair of the Gaming Law Committee of the American Bar Association; a member of the Editorial Board of Gaming Law Review and Economics; and a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors. Mr. Stocker has spoken on numerous gaming, business, and alternative insurance issues at a variety of national and international conferences and educational programs.

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