A promising young lawyer from New Jersey well-versed in gaming law recently died in an automobile accident. Harry Jackson III, a partner in the Fox Rothschild law office in Atlantic City, died July 29 in crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Franklin Township, Carbon County.
According to the Press of Atlantic City, Jackson, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a tribute on Fox Rothschild’s website, Jackson was called “an ascending star and respected partner” in the law firm’s Corporate Department. He was co-chair of the Fox Rothschild’s American Indian Law Practice group and was promoted to partner in 2021. Jackson focused on gaming regulation and compliance, including emerging sectors and technologies.
Jackson joined the Fox-Rothschild in 2012 after graduating from Rutgers Law School. A member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, Jackson in 2014 was elected to the Tribe’s nine-member Tribal Council that handled legislative governance and established tribal laws, resolutions and administrative and fiscal policies. He also served as Tribal Secretary.
According to Fox Rothschild’s website, Jackson was “personally responsible for coding Tribal laws, creating a system for non-attorneys to request permission to appear before the Tribal courts, and advising the Principal Justice in matters arising in the Tribal Supreme Court.”
Jackson was recognized with industry honors by Global Gaming Business Magazine, NJBIZ, the New Jersey Law Journal, Finance Monthly and the Best Lawyers in America.