Sports betting and digital gaming firm BetMGM has appointed Andrew Hagopian as Chief Legal Officer on the firm’s executive team. Reporting to CEO Adam Greenblatt, he will oversee its legal and compliance departments.
Hagopian hails from MGM Resorts International where he was Chief Corporate Counsel and instrumental in the collaboration with GVC Holdings to establish BetMGM in 2018.
At MGM Resorts, he led a team of attorneys and other professionals responsible for legal aspects of gaming regulatory matters, property operations, joint ventures, corporate transactions, sports and entertainment, development, intellectual property, data privacy, corporate governance, securities, finance and enterprise contracts.
“BetMGM resides at the intersection of technology and gaming,” said Hagopian. “This is an exciting opportunity to leverage my industry and transactional experience at a fast-moving company in a complex, regulated environment where a strong continued commitment to excellence in compliance will be essential to our success.”
Greenblatt commented: “Andrew’s deep industry experience, and proven ability to build and lead a world-class legal team, will serve BetMGM well as we continue to grow rapidly in a dynamic industry.”
Prior to MGM Resorts, Hagopian was an attorney with Gibson Dunn, a top-tier international law firm representing many Fortune 100 companies. At the firm, he was a member of the corporate transactions and securities practice group, negotiated complex M&A transactions and advised public companies on governance and securities law matters.