Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB) has announced the hire of sports lawyer Evan Davis in conjunction with the launch of a new Gaming & Sports practice.

Davis “brings a wealth of experience and a sterling reputation in the gaming industry, and is known internationally for his proficiency in sports wagering,” according to the firm. Prior to joining RCCB, Davis served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Penn Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Penn National Gaming, Inc.) (NASDAQ: PENN), where he “navigated legal landscapes and orchestrated pivotal initiatives for the nation’s largest regional gaming operator,” according to the. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel at Rivers Casino Philadelphia (formerly SugarHouse Casino), where he oversaw all legal matters for the company and played a central role in the company’s launch of sports wagering, and as Managing Director at SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory, where he consulted for clients in the sports wagering sector, with a focus on brand development, partnerships, and corporate development. Davis’s “senior in-house roles and business advisory experience have provided him with an understanding of gaming dynamics and the burgeoning landscape of sports betting expansion,” it added.

“Focusing his practice on commercial partnerships, regulatory matters, and licensing deals, Mr. Davis will provide veteran advice on gaming regulations nationwide,” according to the firm. “His experience extends to advising on strategic deal structuring to mitigate gaming regulatory risks and compliance issues and proactively addressing emerging regulatory challenges posed by new technologies in the sports wagering sphere. Moreover, Mr. Davis will provide corporate, commercial, and legal services tailored to the specialized demands of sports organizations, international companies seeking entry into the U.S. market, and a wide array of gaming-adjacent enterprises.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Evan Davis to our esteemed team,” remarked Neil A. Cooper, Executive Partner of RCCB. “His exceptional track record and experience underscore our commitment to delivering unparalleled legal counsel to our clients. Evan’s addition reinforces our dedication to providing innovative solutions and strategic guidance both generally and in the dynamic and fast-growing gaming and sports sectors.”

Davis earned his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.