Nicholas Casiello and Patrick Egan Named Law360 MVPs

November 27, 2018 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Nicholas Casiello Jr. and Patrick J. Egan on being recognized as MVPs of the Year by Law360 for their work in the areas of gaming law and white-collar defense, respectively.

This highly competitive list commends leaders and innovators in a wide variety of practice areas who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.”

Casiello, chair of the firm’s nationwide Gaming Practice, is currently serving as regulatory counsel for Wynn Resorts on its $2.6 billion hotel casino project in Everett, Massachusetts scheduled to open in June and MGM Resorts International in its $859 million purchase of Empire City Casino, a racetrack and video lottery facility in Yonkers, New York. Earlier this year, he was regulatory counsel for Seminole HR Holdings, LLC on its casino license for the new Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. A trailblazer in the gaming industry, Casiello is frequently quoted in industry publications and is a sought-after author and presenter.

He earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University and his B.A. from Drew University.

Egan won significant rulings in the past year in several high-profile cases, including securing a sentence of probation for Michael Cohen’s business partner in a New York tax prosecution and representation of an executive in a court battle against the IRS that saved his client from a $1 million penalty. Throughout his career, Egan has taken on countless cases to help the indigent. In one case he has handled pro bono for more than a decade, Egan last year won a landmark opinion before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that helped save the life of a death row inmate. He served on the board of the Innocence Project for nine years and now chairs the board of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation, a nonprofit that works to ensure that lawyers handling death penalty cases in Pennsylvania have adequate access to expert witnesses and investigators.

He earned his J.D. from Temple University and his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.