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Enforcement Counsel, Gaming & Sports Wagering at MA Gaming Commission

MA Gaming Commission


Mid Level

$75.000 - $110.000

27 Apr → 27 May


Job Description

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is seeking to hire an Attorney to work as Enforcement Counsel within the MGC’s Investigations & Enforcement Bureau (IEB). The IEB is the primary enforcement agent for regulatory matters under the Massachusetts gaming law (M.G.L. c. 23K) and sports wagering law (M.G.L. c. 23N). Under the direction of the Chief Enforcement Counsel, the Enforcement Counsel will work in conjunction with, and provide legal guidance, to members of the MGC’s civilian Gaming Agents Division (Gaming Agent’s Division), Sports Wagering Division, and the Massachusetts State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit (GEU) on regulatory matters. The Enforcement Counsel will also work collaboratively with the IEB's civilian Financial Investigations Division, the IEB's Paralegal(s), and the Commission's Licensing Division to reach well-reasoned determinations that comport with the legal and policy objectives of the gaming and sports wagering laws.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in collaboration with and advise the Gaming Agents, Sports Wagering Division, and members of the GEU in preparing notices of violation(s) and enforcement actions, including the assessment of, or recommendations for, civil administrative penalties, to address casino and vendor noncompliance under the gaming law, as well as noncompliance by those who hold licenses under the sports wagering law.

  • Work with management of casinos and sports wagering operators to obtain information related to noncompliance matters and, in some instances, towards disposition of civil administrative penalties by way of agreed settlements.

  • Provide legal guidance to the Gaming Agents and Sports Wagering Divisions regarding the regulatory audits and monitoring functions performed by those Divisions; the ongoing review of the casinos’ and sports wagering operators’ Internal Controls to ensure consistency with all regulatory requirements; and in identifying and managing areas of risk.

  • Work in collaboration with the MGC’s General Counsel’s Office to identify and promulgate regulations and regulatory amendments to gaming and sports wagering regulations as necessary.

  • Maintain knowledge of the Massachusetts gaming and sports wagering laws, and issues that impact suitability for licensure of casino employees and vendors, as well as those who hold sports wagering licenses.

  • Work in collaboration with the MGC’s Licensing Division, the GEU, and the Financial Investigations Division, in performing the background investigations of sports wagering operators, as well as individuals and vendors who are seeking qualification or licensure for employment at, or selling goods and/or providing services to, the licensed casinos and sports wagering operators in Massachusetts.

  • Prepare and review suitability reports and/or summaries pertaining to high level casino employees, gaming vendors, and sports wagering operators as needed.

  • Work with IEB Paralegal(s) to prepare and review adverse action notices for applicants, licensees, and registrants who are disqualified or may be unsuitable for licensure or registration under Massachusetts law, as well as MGC involuntary exclusion list orders.

  • Prepare and present cases for hearings before an impartial hearings officer, including preparation and introduction of exhibits; witness preparation and examination; opening statements and closing arguments; and filing motions and briefs where necessary.

  • Present to the Commission in livestreamed public meetings and adjudicatory hearings.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Our Benefits: Hybrid work environment; MA State Retirement Plan (Pension); a 9000 sq. foot on-site Fitness Center; Tuition Remission for yourself and your spouse to MA Community Colleges and State Universities; Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance; 12 paid Holidays; Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan; Flex Spending for Healthcare, Daycare, and Transportation; Three weeks’ Vacation to start , three Personal Days and 15 Sick Days per year; Health Insurance Buy-out option.



Skills and Qualifications

  • Conducts self with utmost integrity.

  • Comfort working as part of a team and independently.

  • Demonstrated capacity for sound legal research and analysis, and problem solving.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, professionalism, and interpersonal skills necessary to maintain a cohesive, team-oriented environment while leading by example.

  • A high degree of flexibility to support the evolving needs of the IEB and Commission.

  • Competence in computer usage and standard software including Microsoft Office applications, word-processing, spreadsheets, project management, SharePoint and database software.

Experience, Education, and Training:

  • A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and a license to practice law in Massachusetts.

  • At least three to five years of legal experience working in a governmental agency or law firm, including trial or administrative hearing experience, or appellate experience.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will be required to pass an extensive background check that includes, but is not limited to, a full credit check, review of income tax transcripts, CORI, drug screen, and fingerprinting. All employees of the MGC must also be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The MGC is responsible for the implementation of the expanded gaming law (M.G.L. c. 23K) and the sports wagering law (M.G.L. c. 23N). Under those laws, the MGC is tasked with establishing a regulatory framework for the solicitation, licensing, taxation, and oversight of a maximum of three casino licenses and one slots parlor license in Massachusetts, as well as in-person and online sports wagering operator licenses.

It is the policy of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

Official Title: Enforcement Counsel, MGC
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-101 Federal Street - Boston
Job: Legal Services
Agency: Massachusetts Gaming Commission
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Apr 24, 2023, 10:43:49 AM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 74,818.00 - 109,718.00 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Trupti Banda - 6179798400
Bargaining Unit: 000-Unclassified
Confidential: No
Hybrid Work Eligible: Yes

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