Board Of Directors

Ira H. Raphaelson

Lead Independent Director

Mr. Raphaelson has been a director since December 2016. Mr. Raphaelson is Senior Counsel at the law firm of White & Case LLP, in Washington, D.C and Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Raphaelson has also been an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law since September 2017. Mr. Raphaelson served as Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel of Las Vegas Sands Corp. from November 2011 and as the company’s Secretary from January 2015 until August 2016. Mr. Raphaelson served as vice president and general counsel of Scientific Games Corp. from February 2006 until October 2011 and as its secretary from June 2006 until October 2011. Mr. Raphaelson was a partner in and helped manage the Washington D.C. office of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP for ten years and a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Shaw Pittman for three years. Prior to entering private practice, he was a state and federal prosecutor for 15 years, serving the last two years as a Presidentially appointed Special Counsel for Financial Institutions Crime within the Department of Justice. Mr. Raphaelson earned an undergraduate degree and a law degree from Northwestern University.