Patrick Hanley


Admission Details:

2003, Massachusetts; 2007, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


Brandeis University, B.A; Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.

Birth Information:

Waltham, Massachusetts

Associations & Memberships:

Boston Bar Association

American Bar Association


Mr. Hanley has been practicing law since 2003 as an advisor to businesses, government entities and individuals, and as a criminal prosecutor.  From 2008-2019, Mr. Hanley worked in the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, initially as an Assistant Attorney General in the Enterprise and Major Crimes Division, where he prosecuted organized criminal enterprises involving narcotics, firearms, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion and related offenses, then as Massachusetts’ first Chief of Gaming Enforcement, where he oversaw all investigations and prosecutions statewide of cases impacting or relating to the Commonwealth’s growing casino industry.  Mr. Hanley led the investigation and prosecution of some of the largest and most complicated criminal cases that the Attorney General’s Office brought during his tenure, including the largest search and seizure operation in Massachusetts State Police history. During his time in the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Hanley tried the greatest number of cases in the Criminal Bureau, which included nine separate wiretap trials.

Mr. Hanley worked closely with all stakeholders in the rollout of casinos under Massachusetts’ Expanded Gaming Act, which was passed in 2011. He participated in all facets of its implementation, including statutory interpretation, promulgation of regulations, selection of personnel, budgeting, procurement, community engagement and developing expertise in an industry new to Massachusetts.  Consequently, Mr. Hanley is intimately familiar with casino operations and the unique licensing, compliance and enforcement challenges that licensees, vendors and registrants face and he has the legal knowledge and relationships to address these challenges. Mr. Hanley has spoken extensively about casino enforcement, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, compliance, money laundering/FinCEN and electronic surveillance.  

Mr. Hanley’s extensive government experience has provided him with deep knowledge and contacts within local, state, tribal and federal government, including the regulatory agencies that oversee alcohol, cannabis, lottery, casinos, sports betting, daily fantasy sports and other closely

Patrick Hanley