Gambling technology provider Scientific Games has confirmed the appointment of David Smail as an Executive Vice-President & Chief Legal Officer. Smail succeeds Katie Lever, the Company’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, who will remain with Scientific Games until August 31, 2015 to facilitate the transition.
Most recently, Smail was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Morgans Hotel Group Co., where he served as chief legal officer of the hospitality company from 2006 to 2014. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel at Havas S.A., a French-based global advertising and communications services company following a progressive legal career at the international law firm Hogan Lovells in their Paris and Washington, D.C. offices, most recently as Partner in theirWashington, D.C. office.
Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games’ President and Chief Executive Officer, commented on the appointment of Smail,
“With more than 20 years of leadership and accomplishments in international business and the legal profession, David’s broad-based global legal and public company expertise and dynamic leadership in support of business objectives, aligns well with our growth strategy. David will be an excellent addition who will further strengthen and complement our talented management team.”