Frank T. Donaghue, a seasoned gaming and regulatory attorney, practices in the McNees Gaming & Sports Wagering, Corporate & Tax, and White Collar Defense Law & Internal Investigations Practice Groups.

Frank is the former Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Chief Compliance Officer for Penn National Gaming, Inc., which owns and operates 42 gaming and racing facilities. He oversaw all aspects of compliance and served as the company’s primary liaison with regulators in the 19 jurisdictions where Penn National operates. Frank was also a significant contributor to the growth and creation of Penn Interactive, Penn National’s sports betting and interactive gaming division.

For the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Frank served as the first Chief Counsel to the Board, then as Acting Executive Director and lastly as Interim Deputy Executive Director.

For the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Frank held positions culminating with Chief Deputy Attorney General & Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Frank began his career as a judicial Law Clerk with the Honorable Ronald D. Castille in the Supreme Court of PA.

What does Frank do for clients?
Frank has extensive expertise in gaming, licensing, sports wagering, online gaming, regulatory affairs, BSA/AML compliance, consumer protection, workplace & government investigations, ethics hotline management, FCPA compliance and vendor due diligence.

How does Frank spend his free time?
Frank enjoys time with his family and walking their two dogs, Captain and Duke.


The Catholic University of America, B.A., Political Science

Widener University School of Law,  JD



Lawyers on the Fast Track, 2004


International Masters of Gaming Law

International Association of Gaming Advisors

PBA Gaming Law Committee, Member

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