Gerard Waldron of Covington & Burling LLP to offer comprehensive look at ‘Sports Gambling’ during 2019 MFM CFO Summit

Session to examine federal and state laws, SCOTUS ruling that paved way for sports betting
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Gerard J. Waldron of Covington & Burling LLP will offer his insights on ‘Sports Gambling’ during the Media Finance Management’s (MFM) 2019 CFO Summit scheduled for March 7-8, 2019 at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His session will be held on Friday, March 8, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The comprehensive session will offer a general overview on federal and state laws impacting gambling pre-May 2018; the Supreme Court Decision in May 2018 that knocked down Federal law prohibiting sports betting; the implications for advertising of sports betting; and the recent DOJ opinion on using wires for non-sports betting. It is important to note that the information varies state by state.

Waldron represents communications, media, and technology clients before the Federal Communications Commission and Congress, and in commercial transactions. He served as chair of his firm’s Communications and Media Practice Group from 1998 to 2008. Prior to joining Covington, Waldron served as the senior counsel on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications. During his work for Congress, he was deeply involved in the drafting of the 1993 Spectrum Auction legislation, the 1992 Cable Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), CALEA, and key provisions that became part of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

“It is important to our members to have experts like Waldron address evolving issues like sports betting,” said Mary M. Collins, President, and CEO of MFM and its BCCA subsidiary. Our members require comprehensive and current information in order to run their businesses.

MFM’s annual CFO Summit is the only forum established specifically to meet the needs of the media industry’s top financial leaders. Additional topics for the Summit include the latest intelligence on security and cybersecurity, the workforce of the future, and new frontiers for big data. Updates covering both economic issues that can affect consumer and advertiser spending and the industry financial markets will also be included.

CFO Summit attendees will be eligible to earn up to 10 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits over the two-day summit. MFM is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Additional information about the CFO Summit and an online registration form may be found on MFM’s website.

About MFM and BCCA

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is the premier resource for financial professionals for media industry education, networking, and information sharing throughout the U.S. and Canada. More information about MFM is available on its Web and via its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Its BCCA subsidiary serves as the media industry’s credit association. BCCA’s revenue management services encompass a variety of credit reports on national and local media advertisers and agencies, including Media Whys, a credit report for media businesses which offers a credit score based on industry-specific aging combined with trade data from Experian or D+B. More information about BCCA is available at as well as its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.