U.S. tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE) has appointed Raymond Lin as chief legal officer of the company, who will -be focusing on developing Mohegan’s legal and compliance strategy.
Prior to becoming Chief Legal Officer, Lin served as a Partner at Latham & Watkins, LLP. In that role, he served as co-head of the private equity practice group, representing clients in the industry including lenders, developers, owners and operators of gaming properties. Earlier in his career, Lin worked at Davis, Polk & Wardwell and served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Collins J. Seitz of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
In his new role, Lin will report directly to Pineault and will be responsible for advising executive management on legal matters regarding a wide range of commercial transactions, regulatory issues, international and domestic policy-making decisions, and formulating business, operational and legal strategies.
He will also lead the legal, compliance and risk management teams to ensure that all current, future and strategic matters support the best interest of all of MGE and the Mohegan Tribe.
“We are pleased to welcome Ray Lin to our executive leadership team to ensure maximum protection of our legal rights and obligations across all of our properties,” said Ray Pineault, President and Chief Executive Officer of MGE. “With more than 25 years of experience in the legal field representing both gaming and non-gaming transactions, Ray’s leadership and expertise will contribute to MGE’s continued growth and success.”
The company is developing an IR in Incheon in South Korea and was bidding for a license in Japan in Nagasaki. The prefecture chose Casinos Austria over the proposal put forward by Mohegan and Oshidori.