cientific Games Corporation today announced that James Sottile will join the company as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Legal Officer for the Company, effective September 4th. Sottile will oversee Scientific Games' global legal organization and report to Scientific Games President and CEO Barry Cottle.
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 joins Scientific Games from Jones Day, where he was a partner in its New York office. He has extensive experience successfully litigating complex commercial matters, negotiating positive solutions with regulators and developing legal strategies to solve critical business issues. 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," said James Sottile.