Kenneth F. Oettle

Kenneth F. Oettle

Senior Counsel

Mr. Oettle handles complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on contract law, public contracting, and appellate work, and he handles a range of administrative matters with an emphasis on gaming law, other licensing and complance matters, lobbying and pay-to-play, and access to public records. Mr. Oettle has authored articles on the financial stability of New Jersey casinos and the qualification requirements for institutional investors under the New Jersey Casino Control Act, and he served for nine years as a trustee of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA).

From 2002 through 2011, Mr. Oettle authored a column on persuasive legal writing that appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal, in several other legal publications, and at

The first four years of Mr. Oettle’s "Making Your Point" columns are collected in a publication by ALM: Making your Point: A Practical Guide to Persuasive Legal Writing (2007).

Mr. Oettle chairs the Firm's writing program.

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1981




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Rankings & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®* 2012-2019, Gaming Law

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Trustee, International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) (2003-2012)
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
Member, Casino Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association