Join Duane morris attorneys Christopher Soriano and Adam Berger for an overview of trends in internet gaming and other new developments in the gaming industry. Soriano and Berger will discuss the ongoing legal battle over sports betting in the U.S., recent expansion efforts, and recent gaming developments such as internet gaming, eSports, and other emerging gaming categories. The program will also include a discussion of recent litigation and potential changes to come in the industry.
Adam Berger practices in the area of gaming law, with experience in litigation and corporate law.
Mr. Berger has extensive experience representing casinos, casino holding companies, gaming equipment manufacturers as well as financial institutions including banks, private equity funds and hedge funds in connection with mergers and acquisitions, debt transactions, licensing, compliance matters and regulatory investigations. Additionally, Mr. Berger has represented clients in competitive licensing contests before various gaming agencies. Mr. Berger regularly advises clients on emerging developments and legislation affecting the brick and mortar and Internet gaming industries.
Mr. Berger is a 2010 cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law and a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of The George Washington University.
Christopher L. Soriano, a member of the firm's Trial Practice Group, concentrates his practice on gaming law and commercial litigation.
As a gaming lawyer, Mr. Soriano has represented a wide range of stakeholders in the gaming industry—casinos, private equity and hedge funds, lottery companies, gaming technology manufacturers and equipment suppliers, and individuals—in all aspects of the licensing and regulatory process. He also focuses on the legal implications of cutting edge issues such as internet gaming, internet lottery, sports betting, and real-money fantasy sports. He has practiced before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, New Jersey Casino Control Commission, and numerous other gaming regulatory bodies. He has advised clients with regard to regulatory applications and compliance in many states and provinces in the United States and Canada. He has also represented gaming industry clients in administrative actions and in litigation. He is a regular contributor to the Duane Morris LLP Gaming Law Blog and is regularly featured in various mainstream and gaming industry publications commenting on developing issues in gaming law.
As a litigator, Mr. Soriano has experience handling, among other cases, complex class actions, consumer fraud cases, public contracting disputes, construction matters, administrative complaints, and special education cases.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Mr. Soriano is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was a staff member and business editor of Temple Law Review. He is a 2000 magna cum laude graduate of George Washington University, having majored in political science. Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Soriano served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Thomas J. Rueter, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Soriano is active in his community, where he serves as Chairman of the Planning Board of the Borough of Haddon Heights, as one of Haddon Heights' elected representatives to the Camden County Republican Committee, and as a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America, Lodge 2311, where he serves on the Arbitration Committee. He has been the chairman and chief strategist of several successful local political campaigns.
This was a class I took just to expand my personal knowledge on something our firm is just starting to look at - and wow it was amazing! Really complex and informative. Excellent job!
It was interesting to know part of the law dealing with an area I never actually thought it would be dealt by the law.
Very interesting course. Speaker was knowledgeable and informative. Information was helpful. Enjoyed the topics covered in this program.
I enjoyed both presenters' instructional style. Very engaging and informative seminar!
Very interesting and informative. I appreciated the knowledge and enthusiasm of both presenters.
I found this program material very interesting and relevant to my interests
Although I do not practice in this area, the topic was interesting and was up to date.
Interesting topic. The speakers were very knowledgeable,
Excellent, knowledgeable presenters!
Keep up the good job
great summary of the history of sports gambling law and the current changes
Very informative and educational.
Interesting topic that most lawyers don't know a lot about, thanks for presenting.
All the tapes so far have been interesting and well done.
Informative, timely, well-presented.
Excellent program. Thank you.
Solid presentation. You two make a very good team.
Clear and well-done
Presenters very knowledgeable. Well done!
Fantastic course. Very fast moving and high profile industry and the insight and history into it was very helpful.
Both were good!
Excellent course, excellent presenters
excellent program, presenters were fluid and well informed. subject matter presents many constitutional and moral components but presentation stayed within its announced scope and was effective.
Fascinating topic, which is growing every day. The panel was excellent!
interesting topic, well informed presenters
Thank you for offering this course, it was an informative and thought-provoking presentation and introductory to internet gaming issues
Great course, very informative.
great introduction to a new subject -- very interesting
Very good and informative
Fun speakers and an interesting topic. I was interested in the explanation of the recent US Supreme Court case on gaming and the constitutional issues at play. Good discussion that non-gaming practitioners could follow easily.
this was the best program to date.
Detailed and very thorough overview of the sports betting landscape.
Excellent presentation on an esoteric subject matter. Thank you.
Very interesting and timely topic!
Really good presentation.
Very good program--needs to be 90 minutes.