Honors and Awards

Dennis M.P. Ehling and Sharon R. Klein Named “2022 Legal Visionaries” by Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing

Los Angeles Times

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partners Dennis M.P. Ehling, who serves as co-chair of the firm’s Gaming group, and Sharon R. Klein, who serves as chair of the firm’s Privacy, Security & Data Protection group, have been recognized as “2022 Legal Visionaries” in Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing’s special supplement, Business of Law: Trends, Updates, Visionaries & The In-House Counsel Awards.

This year’s Legal Visionaries are recognized for their “success rate; settlements and verdicts won in the last three years (2018-2021); leadership positions within the firm and community; and board affiliations and recognitions."

To read the full Business of Law: Trends, Updates, Visionaries & The In-House Counsel Awards supplement, please click here.

Dennis' and Sharon's Legal Visionaries profiles, as published in the Los Angeles Times, are copied in full below.

Dennis Ehling Headshot

Dennis M.P. Ehling
Partner and Co-Chair, Gaming Group, Blank Rome LLP
University of Notre Dame Law School
Entertainment and Sports

Blank Rome partner and gaming industry co-chair Dennis Ehling has worked with clients in the gaming and interactive entertainment industries for decades on a wide variety of issues, including regulatory and compliance, intellectual property, licensing, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, drafting new legislation, investments, advertising, operations, privacy, and confidential internal investigations. He has become one of the most sought-after advisors in the country on the intersections of legal online gambling, video gaming and eSports, and the movement of funds necessary to keep those businesses operating smoothly. In fact, from 2010 to 2012, Ehling drafted legislation to authorize new forms of online gambling, which has been passed by both the California and New Jersey legislatures.

Ehling’s client roster includes well-known casino operators, racing, wagering, Internet gaming operators, skill gaming operators, gaming equipment manufacturers, game developers, and other companies that invest in or provide services to the gaming, racing, and video game industries.

Sharon Klein Headshot

Sharon R. Klein
Partner & Chair, Privacy, Security & Data Protection Practice, Blank Rome LLP
Temple University Beasley School of Law

Blank Rome partner and chair of the firm’s Privacy, Security & Data Protection practice, Sharon R. Klein, is committed to ensuring that her clients understand and mitigate the risks involved with use of data in their businesses. Her goal is to enable them to comply with rapidly increasing regulations while still positioning themselves to leverage the value of important data. Klein has more than 40 years of experience as a thought leader and problem solver in data privacy, cybersecurity, and complex technology transactions. Her acumen in data privacy stems not only from her significant experience executing outsourcing and technology contracts, but also from the 12 years she spent as associate general counsel at Siemens Medical Solutions USA.

Klein advises clients on exponentially increasing state, federal, and international data privacy and information security laws, regulations, and rules, including compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and the California Consumer Privacy Act.