General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Baha Mar
Katie Lever is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Baha Mar, an integrated casino resort in Nassau, Bahamas. Over the course of the past ten years, Katie Lever has been General Counsel of several of the gaming industry’s most dominant, publicly traded suppliers.  In these roles, Katie led two of the gaming industry’s most significant mergers, each time playing a key strategic and legal role in her role as General Counsel of the acquired entity.  As a result of these consolidations, Katie most recently held the roles of EVP and General Counsel of Scientific Games, SVP of Legal & Compliance and General Counsel of Bally Technologies, and EVP and General Counsel of SHFL entertainment. Previously, Katie was the first General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Global Cash Access, the gaming industry’s largest cash access provider, and was a Partner with the Las Vegas law firm Schreck Brignone (now Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck), where she represented some of the gaming industry’s largest companies.

In these positions, Katie has been responsible for driving global, complex strategies for the entry of existing businesses into new markets as well as structuring new business lines to capitalize on emerging and expanding legalized opportunities.  Her more than 25 years of legal, strategic and M&A experience is expansive, including domestic and international experience in small and mid-capitalized acquisitions, large public company IPOs and mergers, new market growth opportunities, and emerging market opportunities.

Katie is active in non-profit activities in the gaming industry and in philanthropic activities in her community.  She is the past-President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, a member of the Board of Global Gaming Women, as well as a Member of the UNLV Boyd School of Law Gaming Advisory Board.