Edward R. Bedrosian, Jr.

Edward R. Bedrosian, Jr.

Executive Director, Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Edward R. Bedrosian Jr. has 22 years of experience as a public sector manager; first, as a Deputy District Attorney in the Middlesex District Attorneys’ Office and, then, as the First Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.  Mr. Bedrosian has both a law degree and an M.B.A.

Mr. Bedrosian began his career as a prosecutor and went on to become First Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. As First Assistant, Mr. Bedrosian oversaw both the legal and administrative operations of the office. Mr. Bedrosian was responsible for leading an executive team to plan and implement the office’s $40 million budget, oversee all hiring, manage outside counsel appointments, and execute office priorities. In addition to managing both civil and criminal litigation, Mr. Bedrosian directly supervised the Attorney General’s open meeting division, tobacco enforcement unit, state solicitor’s office and division of gaming enforcement. In addition, Mr. Bedrosian advised the Legislature on the regulatory structure for gaming legislation and criminal statutes, worked with the Gaming Commission to implement the early regulatory structure, managed early litigation against the Commission, and created and managed the Attorney General’s Division of Gaming Enforcement. Prior to his service in the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Bedrosian was a Deputy District Attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. He tried hundreds of cases, including white-collar fraud, narcotics and homicide cases. He also managed the Special Investigations Unit that focused on organized crime and career criminals.

Immediately prior to joining the Massachusetts Gaming Commission as Executive Director, Mr. Bedrosian served as counsel for the national law firm, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe working in the Public Policy Group which represents companies with the state Attorneys’ General and other state regulators.

Mr. Bedrosian graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A cum laude in 1987, from George Washington University in 1991 with a J.D. and from Boston University in 2012 with an M.B.A.