In America, the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA) has announced that ‘one of Washington DC’s most accomplished attorneys’ has joined its efforts in challenging the legality of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).
The Washington-based lobby group revealed that Stephen Saltzburg, Professor of Law at George Washington University, is to join its legal team in challenging UIGEA in the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He will join Eric Bernstein, lead counsel and noted First Amendment and Internet law attorney, and Edward Leyden, President and chief counsel for iMEGA, in the showdown with the US Department of Justice.
“Professor Saltzburg is simply one of the best,” said Joe Brennan Jr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for iMEGA.
“His experience speaks for itself. We are fortunate to have a true heavyweight advocate in our corner.”
Saltzburg is a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division for the US Department of Justice and also served as Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section.
“We always had a strong team representing us,” said Brennan.
“The addition of Professor Saltzburg to our line-up demonstrates that iMEGA is serious about meeting the US Department of Justice on equal terms in court and that we have strong advocates making a compelling argument as to why the court should overturn this troubling law.”
Saltzburg taught at the University of Virginia School of Law before joining George Washington University in 1990 where he established and directed the master’s programme in Litigation and Dispute Resolution in 1996. He was named University Professor, the highest title a university can confer upon a faculty member, in 2004.
Saltzburg served as the Associate Independent Counsel during the Iran-Contra investigation, Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice and as Director of the Tax Refund Fraud Task Force.