Scientific Games hires James Sottile as legal chief

Scientific Games hires James Sottile as legal chief

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Posted by News Team
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Outgoing chief legal officer David Smail to remain with business in an advisory capacity

Scientific Games has hired experienced lawyer James Sottile as the company’s new executive vice president and chief legal officer. 

Sottile began the role yesterday (September 4th) and will oversee the solutions giant’s global legal organisation, reporting to president and chief executive Barry Cottle. 

He joins from law firm Jones Day, where he served as a partner in its New York office since June 2016. The company's outgoing executive vice president and chief legal officer David Smail will remain with Scientific Games in an advisory capacity until the end of 2018.

"Jim brings more than 30 years of experience working across multiple industries,” Scientific Games CEO Cottle said of the new hire. “He is an accomplished legal strategist and litigator, as well as an experienced leader. 

“I look forward to working with him, as he guides our world-class legal organization to support our strategic objectives and positively impact our business results,” Cottle continued. “He is a terrific addition to our executive team."

Commenting on his new role, Sottile said: "I am excited by the opportunity to lead Scientific Games' global legal organization and work with Barry and his leadership team to ensure the Company continues its global leadership in gaming and lottery and is successful in its efforts to drive innovation and benefit all key stakeholders. 

“My passion is leading winning teams, and I am thrilled to lead and advance the success of Scientific Games' great legal team.”

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