Scientific Games Corporation announced the appointment of David W. Smail as executive vice president and chief legal officer. Smail will be based at the company’s global corporate headquarters in Las Vegas.
Most recently, Smail was executive vice president and general counsel of Morgans Hotel Group Co., where he served as chief legal officer of the hospitality company from 2006 to 2014. Previously, he was executive vice president and group general counsel at Havas S.A., a French-based global advertising and communications services company.
Smail succeeds Katie Lever, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel.
Isaacs added, “I would like to thank Katie for her outstanding dedication and passion over the last several years as we navigated several significant mergers and complex business transactions. Katie has built an exceptional legal organization, and we wish her the best as she moves on to pursue other professional and personal interests, including a passion for philanthropy.”