Samantha L. Haggerty practices in the areas of litigation and gaming law. Ms. Haggerty is a 2017 graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where she was a senior staff member of the Villanova Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif, and a cum laude graduate of Muhlenberg College.

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017
    - Senior Staff Member, Villanova Law Review
    - Order of the Coif
  • Muhlenberg College, B.A., cum laude, 2014

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2017-present

Professional Activities

  • New Jersey State Bar Association 

    -Young Lawyers Divison

    -Casino Law Section, Secretary, 2018-present

    -Civil Trial Bar

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Gaming in New York and Beyond – Looking to the Future," Duane Morris LLP, New York, August 15, 2018

  • Speaker, "Sports Betting Update: How Murphy V. NCAA (2018) Changed the Game" NJICLE, Webinar, August 1, 2018

Selected Publications

Representative Matters

  • Served as regulatory counsel to FanDuel, Inc., a U.S. one-day fantasy sports provider, in connection with its recent merger with Paddy Power Betfair, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator, to form FanDuel Group. FanDuel Group now operates the FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, becoming an early entrant to the recently expanded U.S. sports betting market.
  • Successfully represented a U.S. company in an eighteen (18) month hearing before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board involving complicated legal issues under the Pennsylvania gaming law, comparison of the regulation of a licensee in Hong Kong with the regulation of a registered investment adviser in the United States, as well as a comparison of the regulation of an investment company in the Cayman Islands with the regulation of an investment company in the United States.
  • Represented J.P. Morgan, and their co-lenders Winthrop Capital Partners and Witkoff Group, as first lien lenders in the closing of a debt restructuring and equity transfer involving the Ocean Resort Casino, a casino hotel located in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Advised FanDuel, Inc. in connection with the submission of one of the first applications for fantasy sports contest licenses required by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.