FanDuel Promotes Former JPMorgan Lawyer to Chief Legal Officer

FanDuel Inc., the sports betting company, has elevated Carolyn Renzin to chief legal officer after adding at least a half-dozen lawyers this year.

Renzin, a former in-house lawyer at JPMorgan Chase & Co., takes the role after serving since early last year as chief risk and compliance officer at FanDuel, which is owned by Irish bookmaker Flutter Entertainment Plc.

She succeeds Christian Genetski, a longtime lawyer for FanDuel who the company said last month would switch to overseeing its business development, corporate strategy, government affairs, and partnership units in his new role as president. FanDuel announced Renzin’s promotion in an Aug. 1 statement.

The company and its Boston-based rival in the gaming and daily fantasy sports space, DraftKings Inc., have been coping with a shifting legal and regulatory landscape amid a boom in US sports betting.

Fanduel operates in 15 US states and has partnerships with professional sports leagues and franchises. It has enlisted law firms to work with US state and federal government officials in an effort to take sports gambling even more mainstream.

Public records show that FanDuel paid $10,000 last year to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for the firm to lobby Congress.

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