Cozen O’Connor Applauds Kalani’s New Role at DraftKings; Kilgore To Lead State AG Group

Monday, April 22, 2024

APRIL 22, 2024 WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Cozen O’Connor congratulates Lori Kalani on her appointment as the first ever Chief Responsible Gaming Officer at DraftKings, a role that reflects DraftKings’ industry-leading approach to player safety and protection activities. DraftKings has been a Cozen O’Connor client for nine years, and Kalani’s new role with the online gaming company perfectly aligns with her commitment to the development of a regulatory framework that promotes healthy and mindful participation in gaming activities. This is a unique opportunity for Kalani and the firm as DraftKings’ partner in regulatory compliance. “Responsible gaming is one of our top priorities and it is a core part of our mission to build games that our customers can enjoy responsibly,” said Jason Robins, CEO and Co-Founder of DraftKings. “In this leadership role, Lori will further advance our responsible gaming initiatives and uphold our commitment to setting new industry standards.”

Attorney general offices across the country are reacting to this announcement with universal acclaim for Lori’s accomplishments and suitability for her new role. From AG Steve Marshall of Alabama: “Lori has been a powerful and trusted voice in representing clients in AG investigations and litigation. A true problem solver, Lori has crafted creative, meaningful and successful solutions to a myriad of complex issues and disputes. Aside from her professional excellence, Lori has drawn upon her personal history to change the lives of others in profound ways.” AG Phil Weiser of Colorado posted on LinkedIn: “Congrats to Lori E. Kalani on a great new opportunity. Your impact at Cozen O’Connor was huge and I know that your colleagues will miss you dearly. DraftKings is getting a first round pick – a very effective lawyer, a proven leader and a high quality human.”

Upon Kalani's departure, current co-chair and former Virginia AG Jerry Kilgore will assume full responsibility for the firm's nation-leading state attorneys general practice. Michael Heller, Cozen O’Connor’s Executive Chairman and CEO, commented: “Under Jerry’s leadership, we are excited to see the evolution and further development of our preeminent State Attorneys General practice. We continue to invest strongly in this practice as the authority of state attorneys general and their enforcement powers impact businesses across the nation to an ever-increasing extent. With the addition in the last several years of Meghan Stoppel, Siran Faulders, Stephen Cobb and Ketan Bhirud, our practice and ability to expertly navigate the minefield of state AG investigations in partnership with our clients has never been stronger.”



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