James A. Doherty, III, Esquire

Prior to entering private practice, Jim Doherty was one of the original in-house attorneys hired by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as well as the agency’s first Special Counsel to the Executive Director and Chief Counsel. During his tenure with the Gaming Control Board, Jim handled the agency’s development including licensing, drafting original regulations and creating language to amend the new gaming law. Most notably, Jim was successful in obtaining a dismissal from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court against a civic organization challenging the agency’s award of two slot machine licenses to operators in the City of Philadelphia (Dkt. No. 51 EM 2007). Jim is a former federal clerk to the Honorable Thomas I. Vanaskie of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Gaming Law Committee, the American, Pennsylvania and Lackawanna Bar Associations. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross.
James A. Doherty, III, Esquire
jdoherty@dohertyhayes.com

Kevin C. Hayes, Esquire

Prior to entering private practice, Kevin served as the first Director of Gaming Operations for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, where he established and supervised the Office of Gaming Operations. Kevin joined the PGCB in November 2005 as an Assistant Chief Counsel assigned to the Bureaus of Administration and Licensing and the Office of Racetrack Gaming. In January, 2007, Kevin was appointed as head of the PGCB’s Opening Team and supervised the successful openings of: Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack; Presque Isle Downs and Casino; The Meadows Racetrack and Casino; Mount Airy Casino Resort; and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Kevin received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Fairfield University. Kevin is a member of the American, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Lackawanna Bar Associations. Kevin is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Gaming Law Committee and was a course planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2007 Gaming Law Update.

Kevin C. Hayes, Esquire
khayes@dohertyhayes.com