Office: Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 856-7015
David Ward’s practice primarily focuses on gaming and gambling regulation. He helps both new and established companies with issues related to gaming and gambling, licensing, regulatory compliance, and similar matters.
David works with gaming operators, vendors, and other industry participants on complying with various state regulatory regimes related to sports wagering, i-gaming, and fantasy sports. He enjoys working closely with clients—often new to the regulated gaming landscape—to identify the licenses they are required to obtain, determine the scope of related disclosure filings they will need to submit, and navigate other state-specific requirements. David also advises gaming operators on compliance matters such as the development of internal controls, and closely monitors legislative and regulatory developments in the fast-changing regulated gaming space.
Additionally, David is a Legal Projects Manager and Advisory Counsel at ZwillGen’s gaming-focused affiliate, ZG Gaming Solutions, where he coordinates the drafting and submission of complex licensing applications and helps develop the company’s licensing management procedures. David initially served as the first Legal Fellow at ZG Gaming Solutions in 2022.
David also has a robust knowledge base of intellectual property and antitrust law. He previously worked as a Research Assistant for the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) at George Mason University, and he worked on various copyright policy matters as an intern at the Copyright Alliance. In 2021, he was selected by the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) to work with the Honorable Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit to co-write the prompt for the 2022 GAI Antitrust Institute Invitational. As a member of the Journal of Law Economics, and Policy in law school, he published a comment titled A Sample-Sized Problem: Examining Market Inefficiencies and Inconsistent Jurisprudence in Music Sampling that reviewed potential legal and economic solutions to music sampling issues in light of the Music Modernization Act.
David holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science from James Madison University and is an avid music lover as well as a classically trained guitarist. He received his J.D. from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School where he graduated magna cum laude in 2022.
George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, J.D., Magna Cum Laude.
James Madison University, B.S. and B.M, Cum Laude
District of Columbia