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 has extensive expertise in gaming, sports wagering, online gaming, regulatory affairs, BSA/AML compliance, consumer protection, workplace & government investigations, ethics hotline management, FCPA compliance and vendor due diligence.

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.  In addition, he supervised compliance for Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada providing him with international gaming regulatory experience.

For the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Frank served as the first Chief Counsel to the Board, then Acting Executive Director and finally Interim Deputy Executive Director.  There he developed regulations implementing the operation of table games at existing casinos; managed staffing agency bureaus, including Administration, Licensing, Gaming Operations, Casino Compliance, Gaming Laboratory, Office of Diversity, Compulsive Gaming, Communications & Legislative Affairs, and Office of Chief Counsel; and oversaw the administration of the Bureau of Investigations & Enforcement.

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.  There he directed the law enforcement and advocacy efforts of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and its seven regional offices while overseeing attorneys, agents and administrative personnel handling more than 40,000 consumer complaints and approximately 150 legal actions each year.

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

Frank is a Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and the International Association of Gaming Advisors.

Frank earned his law degree from the Widener University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the Catholic University of America.


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

Widener University School of Law,  JD



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International Masters of Gaming Law

International Association of Gaming Advisors

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