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Chief Enforcement Counsel / Assistant Director of the IEB

Massachusetts Gaming Commission


The MGC seeks to hire a Chief Enforcement Counsel / Assistant Director of the IEB

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission seeks to hire a Chief Enforcement Counsel / Assistant Director of the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau (IEB).  Under the direction of the Director of the IEB, this position manages the background investigations performed for suitability and licensure purposes, the administrative hearing and review process involving applicants who seek review of the IEB’s decisions on licensing matters, and the adverse action process involving casino non-compliance matters. The Chief Enforcement Counsel also serves as Assistant Director of the IEB and assists the Director with the Bureau’s day-to-day operations.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Prepare notices of violation and enforcement actions to address significant or repeated casino non-compliance with legal requirements or internal controls. The adverse actions may be formal and informal non-compliance notices and the issuance of civil administrative penalties. Work with casino management towards the informal disposition of adverse actions through agreed settlements in appropriate circumstances.
  • Work collaboratively with the Commission’s Legal Division to promulgate regulations and procedures.
  • Assist with identifying risk areas to the IEB – and mitigation to address such areas – in the licensing, registration, and adverse action process.
  • Ensure that investigative protocols comport with the Commission’s statutory and regulatory suitability criteria and policy directives.
  • Review, analyze, and update department policies and procedures continuously and make recommendations for improvement as needed.


Skills and Qualifications


  • Experience leading a diverse team and superior mentorship skills
  • Applied knowledge of standards of ethics
  • Solid legal analysis and writing skills, including experience interpreting and applying regulations
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in making oral presentations in a public forum
  • Attention to detail and ability to multiple priorities with competing deadlines


Experience, Education, and Training 


  • J.D. Degree from an accredited law school, a license to practice law in Massachusetts, and a minimum of 10 years as a practicing attorney with a minimum of four years of experience in a leadership capacity
  • Experience in investigations, including the ability to understand the suitability investigatory process for individual and entity applicants for licensure or registration
  • Experience in handling reviews under a state administrative procedures act or in appellate practice.


Salary is commensurate with experience.


Our Benefits:

Hybrid work environment; MA State Retirement Plan (Pension); a 9000 sq. foot on-site Fitness Center; Tuition Remission for yourself and your spouse to MA Community Colleges and State Universities; Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance; 12 paid Holidays; Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan; Flex Spending for Healthcare, Daycare, and Transportation; Three weeks’ Vacation to start , three Personal Days and 15 Sick Days per year; Health Insurance Buy-out option.


MGC offers a hybrid work environment and requires staff to work for at least two days in the Boston Office. Based on business needs, additional in-office days may be required.


The successful candidate must pass an extensive background check, including a full credit check, CORI, drug screen, fingerprinting, and standing with the IRS and MA Department of Revenue.


The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is responsible for the implementation of the expanded gaming law (Chapter 194 of the Acts of 2011). Under the law, the Commission is tasked with establishing a regulatory framework for the solicitation, licensing, taxation, and oversight of a maximum of three casino licenses and one slots parlor license in Massachusetts.

It is the policy of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local law.