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Skillz Inc. Hires Orrick Sports Betting Expert

The esports and mobile gaming company Skillz Inc. recently hired Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Nicholas Green as its new head of public policy. Green spent nearly a decade at Orrick on a team dedicated to legalizing sports betting.

Skillz, which was founded in 2012, owns online games like Jewel Blitz and Solitaire Cube and hosts casual esports tournaments for mobile gamers using its platform. Prior to going public in 2020, the company received backing from the National Football League’s venture capital arm, 32 Equity, and owners of pro sports teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, New England Patriots, and Sacramento Kings.

At Skillz, Green will report to the vice president of legal operations, Charlotte Edelman, a former partner at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo who was hired by the company in 2020 to run its in-house legal team.

(All information was provided by Bloomberg Law)

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