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Ballard Spahr LLP
1735 Market Street, Floor 51

Michael D. Fabius is a Co-Practice Leader of the firm's Gaming Group. He is an administrative law attorney with particular experience advising clients in the highly-regulated gaming and racing industries, and in litigating claims in front of administrative agencies. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey's well-established gaming markets, Mike has advised three casino applicants in competitive application proceedings—two were successful. He also actively advises numerous casino clients, manufacturers, and other companies serving the gaming industry on gaming licensing, compliance, and transactions. This includes frequent meetings with staff and public presentations to gaming and racing regulatory agencies. In addition, Mike has extensive experience as lead regulatory counsel advising clients on compliance for large, multi-jurisdictional transactions requiring notices and approvals from several independent regulatory agencies.

Mike advises public sector and private sector clients on various areas of political and ethics laws addressing the public's access to records, open meetings, ethics, government contracting, elections, and campaign finance, and lobbying disclosure. He is a frequent presenter on Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law—drawing upon his extensive experience, including multiple successful appeals to Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court on behalf of private sector clients.

In his administrative law practice, Mike helps clients structure and obtain requisite approvals for transactions, and litigates matters before administrative agencies. He has also represented clients in front of Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court in the court's appellate and original jurisdiction. Among his unique experiences, Mike may be one of the only lawyers to represent a private sector defendant in a mandamus action.