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Between the Legal Lines — Ellen Whittemore

Moving from outside counsel to the general counsel role can be quite the shift in a lawyer’s career. But Ellen Whittemore was up for the challenge when she stepped into the top legal role at Wynn Resorts. In this episode of Between the Legal Lines, Ellen talks to Andrea Bricca about how her 30 years of experience as a gaming attorney prepared her for the general counsel role. She also shares advice on what she would have done differently along the way and how leading during COVID has been an incredible learning experience.

Ellen F. Whittemore serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Wynn Resorts. She is a renowned expert in gaming law, compliance and licensing with more than 30 years of experience representing some of the world's largest and most progressive gaming companies. She is responsible for the oversight of the company's legal affairs and its philanthropic, community relations, and government affairs functions. She works closely with the company's Board of Directors and other members of senior management. Ellen has received numerous accolades throughout her distinguished career, including recognition as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for gaming law and information technology law. She is an officer of the International Association of Gaming Advisors and a member of the Board of Directors of Global Gaming Women and is actively involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations.

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