Scientific Games appoints James Sottile as global legal lead

Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of James Sottile to the leadership position of Group Chief Legal Officer & Executive VP.

Sottile will take charge of SGC’s group-wide legal entities from 4 September, joining the Nasdaq enterprise from US law firm Jones Day, where he most recently served as Senior Partner (2016-2018)

A 30-year US commercial law veteran, Sottile has represented a number of multinational businesses in contractual disputes, high-value litigations and legal planning.

Confirming the appointment of Sottile, Scientific Games Group CEO Barry Cottle said, “Jim brings more than 30 years of experience working across multiple industries. 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. He is a terrific addition to our executive team. David Smail will be staying on in an advisory role through the end of the year.”

Sottile has been named a notable practitioner by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2005 and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2011.

“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,” stated James Sottile on joining SGC’s executive team.