Chris Soriano is Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer at Penn Entertainment, Inc. In that role he is responsible for overseeing regulatory compliance at the company’s 41 gaming properties in. 19 US jurisdictions. Prior to joining Penn Entertainment in 2020, Chris was a partner in the Trial Practice Group of Duane Morris LLP since 2015 and prior to that was an associate in the firm since 2009. There, his practice concentrated on gaming law and commercial litigation. He has experience before numerous gaming regulatory bodies including the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and Casino Control Commission. He has conducted internal investigations of gaming companies and advised clients with respect to compliance and control enhancements. Chris is regularly featured in various mainstream and gaming industry publications commenting on developing issues in gaming law, frequently speaks on these subjects, and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University Law School where he teaches Gaming Law. He served as Vice Chair, Chair, and now as a Trustee of the Casino Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  

Admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as several federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States, Chris is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, 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 in Washington, DC, 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. 

Chris is active in his community, having been appointed by the Chief Justice the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a member, Vice Chair, and Chair of the Court’s District IV Ethics Committee, investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating claims of unethical conduct against attorneys. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ritz Theatre Company, a non-profit theater located in Haddon Township, New Jersey. In his free time he can often be found coaching youth baseball.