Michael R. Brunet is a gaming and legal executive with two decades of experience in hotel and casino management. He served legal counsel to and executive management of over fifty hotels, casinos bars, restaurants and nightclubs, in more than ten U.S. and international jurisdictions. Brunet brings a seasoned operator's first-hand knowledge and experience to legal matters affecting the hotel, casino, and entertainment industries.
Brunet has broad and extensive experience with hotel and casino operations and regulatory gaming frameworks gained from working directly in a wide variety of operations. Brunet has served as counsel to and management of large scale, multi-billion dollar gaming operators with dozens of hotel casino properties, and to medium size and smaller regional companies with operations in multiple states and subject to multiple regulatory schemes, and also to single stand-alone properties just off the world famous Las Vegas Strip, as well start up companies in the emerging areas of skill based gaming, iGaming, and esports and mobile sports betting.
Brunet began his career as an associate attorney practicing in complex insolvency and reorganization and corporate law with a leading Las Vegas law firm. He has served as in-house counsel to Station Casinos, Tropicana Entertainment, and Affinity Gaming, as General Counsel to The Light Group and to Palms Casino Resort, and as VP Legal and compliance for GameCo LLC.
Brunet received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.