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.