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Joshua Kirschner

Joshua Kirschner

Associate

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
joshua.kirschner@nelsonmullins.com

Josh focuses his practice on the gaming and gambling sectors and represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of regulatory and white collar litigation matters. A primary focus of his practice is assisting casino, iGaming, sports betting and daily fantasy sports operators, vendors and entrepreneurs to navigate the state, federal and tribal gaming landscapes. As...

Josh focuses his practice on the gaming and gambling sectors and represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of regulatory and white collar litigation matters. A primary focus of his practice is assisting casino, iGaming, sports betting and daily fantasy sports operators, vendors and entrepreneurs to navigate the state, federal and tribal gaming landscapes. As part of this focus, Josh helps gaming operators and vendors to navigate the complex world of payments and other ancillary services necessary to successfully operate in the gaming space. In the litigation and white collar context, Josh represents businesses and individuals in highly regulated industries, such as gaming, in internal and government investigations, and that are the subjects or targets of criminal or grand jury investigations.

Prior to joining Nelson Mullins, Josh served as lead in-house counsel and head of government affairs for a leading sports gaming company. 
 

Joshua Kirschner

part of this focus, Josh helps gaming operators and vendors to navigate the complex world of payments and other ancillary services necessary to successfully operate in the gaming space. In the litigation and white collar context, Josh represents businesses and individuals in highly regulated industries, such as gaming, in internal and government investigations, and that are the subjects or targets of criminal or grand jury investigations.

Prior to joining Nelson Mullins, Josh served as lead in-house counsel and head of government affairs for a leading sports gaming company. 
 

Josh focuses his practice on the gaming and gambling sectors and represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of regulatory and white collar litigation matters. A primary focus of his practice is assisting casino, iGaming, sports betting and daily fantasy sports operators, vendors and entrepreneurs to navigate the state, federal and tribal gaming landscapes. As... part of this focus, Josh helps gaming operators and vendors to navigate the complex world of payments and other ancillary services necessary to successfully operate in the gaming space. In the litigation and white collar context, Josh represents businesses and individuals in highly regulated industries, such as gaming, in internal and government investigations, and that are the subjects or targets of criminal or grand jury investigations.

Prior to joining Nelson Mullins, Josh served as lead in-house counsel and head of government affairs for a leading sports gaming company. 
 

Experience

The following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Representative Matters

  • Former General Counsel to sports gaming operator; regulatory compliance and licensure, advice, opinions and payments.
  • Directing strategic planning for state-by-state operations, expansion and inquiries, taking into account strategic business and compliance needs of the company.
  • Advising, negotiating and drafting on a range of business matters including litigation, state-level policy, and partnership, marketing and market-access agreements.
  • Counseling on emerging developments and legislation affecting the rapidly expanding sports gambling and skill-based gaming industries.  

Previous Professional Experience

  • VP, Legal & Government Affairs, PrizePicks (2021-2022)
  • Associate, international full-service law firm (2017-2021)
  • Executive - Sands Rewards Club Strategy & Events, Venetian Macao LTD (2013-2014)

Internships

  • Legislative Extern, Office of Senator Johnny Isakson (2016)

Educational Activities

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Tutor & Teacher’s Assistant, Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, JD (2017)
  • University of Georgia, BA (2013)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Practice Areas

Industries

  • Member, ABA Business Law Section Gaming Law Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee Member, Fantasy Sports and Gaming Association (FSGA)
     
  •  Legal Chair, Morningside Lenox Park Neighborhood Association
  • Founding Board Member, Camp Ramah Darom Alumni Association