April 12, 2016 – DLA Piper announced today that Michael Stein has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in the Baltimore office. In his work with clients across the Mid-Atlantic region, Stein will also spend time in DLA Piper’s Washington, D.C. office.
Stein joins DLA Piper from Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) where he served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate compliance officer. Prior to that, he was associate chief counsel – transactional at Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). Earlier in his career, Stein was an associate in DLA Piper’s Baltimore and Palo Alto offices.
“We’re excited to welcome Michael back to the firm and to add the unique insights, leadership skills and business acumen from his in-house experience to our Mid-Atlantic corporate practice,” said Paul Tiburzi, managing partner of the firm’s Baltimore office. “Michael’s first-hand experience guiding companies through securities offerings and other complex transactions will be of tremendous value to our clients.”
Stein has extensive experience advising companies on complex capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions, as well as corporate governance matters and securities law compliance and reporting obligations. During his time at Everi Holdings, a provider of electronic gaming machines and cash access products to the gaming industry, Stein advised senior management and the board of directors on a variety of corporate and regulatory matters.
In his role at Caesars, Stein was responsible for corporate governance matters, compliance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, complex equity and debt transactions, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He assisted on various matters for Caesars Interactive Entertainment, one of the largest online, mobile and social gaming companies, as well as in the formation of Caesars Growth Partners and Caesars Acquisition Company.
“We continue to see significant M&A and securities activity in the Mid-Atlantic region where our clients can benefit from Michael’s experience and support,” said Jay Smith, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate practice. “Our attorneys and clients enjoyed working with Michael during his prior tenure at DLA Piper and we are thrilled that he is bringing his extensive corporate and transactional experience back to the firm.”
Stein earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law and received a Masters B.S. of Accounting, with honors, from the University of Florida.
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