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Partner/Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
1 East Broward Blvd, Suite 1800
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33180
Office: +1 954-965-5049
Mobile: +1 305-725-9688
Fax: +1 954-985-4176
E-mail: [email protected]
Mr. Wallach is a leading U.S. authority on gaming law and sports law, and has counseled professional sports teams, fantasy sports operators, casinos, racetracks, sports betting companies, and other gaming industry participants on a wide spectrum of legal matters. He is one of the leading voices in the emerging area of sports gambling law, and is frequently quoted for his insights on sports betting and daily fantasy sports legal issues by major U.S. media outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, and C-Span. Mr. Wallach has written extensively about efforts to legalize sports betting and daily fantasy sports in the United States, and is considered one of the national thought-leaders on these subjects. He is also a regular panelist at U.S. gaming industry conferences, and is often invited to speak at sports law symposia and law school conferences throughout the United States. Described as a “gaming law guru” by Michael McCann, the legal analyst for Sports Illustrated, Mr. Wallach’s insights on the U.S. gaming industry regularly appear in GamblingCompliance, the leading provider of business intelligence to the global gaming industry. He was twice named one of “The Top 50 Must-Follow Sports Business Twitter Accounts” by Forbes, and was profiled by Law360 as one of the “20 Attorneys Killing it on Twitter.” Mr. Wallach is also the co-host of “Conduct Detrimental,” a weekly podcast examining the intersection of sports, gambling and the law. Mr. Wallach is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar, and is AV-Rated (the highest level attainable) by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a 1991 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, where he graduated with distinction (in the top 2% of his graduating class) and was the Notes and Comments Editor of the Hofstra Law Review.