Adrian R. King, Jr.

Partner
Philadelphia

Adrian King focuses his practice at the intersection of law and government. With his extensive government sector experience and deep knowledge of the governmental and regulatory process, Adrian provides his clients with the benefit of an insider’s perspective as he works to achieve their goals and objectives.

He regularly represents clients before federal, state, and local executive branch and administrative agencies, as well as legislative bodies and committees, with an emphasis on gaming, state attorney general enforcement actions, and government affairs.

Adrian is a Co-Leader of the firm’s Gaming Team and State Attorneys General Team.

Experience 

Representative Matters

Gaming

  • General Outside Legal Counsel to Penn National Gaming.
  • Counsel to IAC / Interactive Corporation in connection with its $1 billion investment in MGM Resorts International.
  • Counsel to Centaur Gaming in connection with application for a Pennsylvania Category 1 gaming license.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Security Clearences

Granted Top Secret security clearance by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Recognition & Accomplishments

Selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal to receive its 40 Under 40 Award, which recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are proven performers in their respective industries and communities, May 2007

One of 10 lawyers honored by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly as one of the "Top Lateral Hires of 2005"

Recipient of the Pennsylvania National Guard's highest civilian honor, the Meritorious Service Medal, for dedication and service to the Commonwealth, October 2005

Speaking Engagements

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee: Gaming Industry Opposition to Senate Bill 1256 – VGT Expansion Legislation, October 2020

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee: Gaming Industry Opposition to So-Called “Games of Skill,” June 2019

Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education Course: “Creating, Influencing and Challenging a Regulation,” November 2016

Board Memberships & Community Service

Museum of the American Revolution, Board Member and Secretary, December 2005-Present

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, Emergency Preparedness Workgroup, 2015

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's State Police Transition Review Team, 2014

Publications

Co-author, Pennsylvania Overview, International Comparative Legal Guides, Gambling, A Practical Cross-Border Insight into Gambling Law, 2020 Edition 

Credentials 

Education

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 1993, cum laude)

Columbia University (B.A. 1989)

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (Certificate in Crisis Management 2004)

Admissions

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Mr. King has appeared, via pro hac vice motion, in the state and/or federal courts of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Montana, New Hampshire, and New Jersey