SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.–LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Karl J. Sleight…

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.–LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Karl J. Sleight, former executive director of the New York State Ethics Commission, and now a partner of law firm Harris Beach PLLC, encouraged leaders of the horse racing industry to follow a set of best practices to ensure the sport’s future success.

Mr. Sleight said: “The future success of the horse racing industry in the 21st Century will be directly dependent on the level of commitment by the leaders of the industry. Failure to implement achievable best practices will contribute to a long term demise of the ‘sport of kings.’” Mr. Sleight’s comments were made during the Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law, held August 7, 2007 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Mr. Sleight served as a moderator on the topic: “Ethics Integrity in Racing: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach.”

He can be reached for comment at 518-427-9700.

Sleight advises businesses and not-for-profit organizations on matters related to corporate compliance and government investigations, and federal and state regulatory actions. His background includes serving as Deputy Inspector General with the Office of the State Inspector General and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General.

Founded in 1856 in Rochester, Harris Beach is one of the country’s Top 250 law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal and has offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Geneseo, Ithaca, New York City, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers, as well as Newark, New Jersey. The firm’s approximate 200 lawyers throughout New York state provide a full range of services for its clients, which include Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging technology businesses, financial institutions, health care providers, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations and foundations, state and local governments and authorities, and individuals.

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