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Anthony R. Holtzman

Anthony Holtzman's practice is focused on constitutional law, environmental law, appellate litigation, utilities law, gaming law, and commercial litigation.

Anthony regularly represents private and public sector clients, including legislative bodies and legislators, on issues of Pennsylvania and federal constitutional law. He has significant experience with the Pennsylvania Constitution's Bill of Rights, including Article I, Section 27 (the “Environmental Rights Amendment”), along with its provisions regarding the structure and powers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and requirements for the enactment of legislation. On the federal side, he has represented clients with regard to First Amendment, Second Amendment, Tenth Amendment, Eleventh Amendment, dormant Commerce Clause, Takings Clause, Elections Clause, Equal Protection Clause, and Speech or Debate Clause issues, among others.

In addition to his constitutional law activities, Anthony regularly represents industry clients, including oil and gas production companies, pipeline operators, electricity generators, and trade associations, in litigation matters that involve agency enforcement activities, challenges to statutes and regulations, allegations of water and surface contamination, property rights disputes, deed and contract interpretation issues, challenges to permits, and issues that arise under freedom of information laws. He also advises industry clients on a broad range of Pennsylvania and federal environmental regulatory compliance issues.

Anthony, moreover, advises clients on Pennsylvania utilities and alternative energy law compliance issues.

He also advises gaming industry clients with regard to federal and state laws that apply to Internet gaming, sports wagering, and lottery activities.

Anthony has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, various Pennsylvania and federal trial courts, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board – including en banc arguments before the Third Circuit, Commonwealth Court, and EHB.

Beyond practicing law, Anthony routinely lectures on principles of constitutional law, environmental law, statutory construction, and gambling law. For example, he has delivered a number of presentations at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Legislative Update program and Environmental Law Forum.  Also, he has authored or co-authored more than 70 scholarly articles and book chapters in the past decade.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Anthony served as a law clerk at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. He also served as a legal intern at a small law firm in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

  • American, Pennsylvania, and Dauphin County Bar Associations
  • Messiah University President's Leadership Council
  • Messiah University Law Professionals Council
  • Penn State Dickinson Law mentoring program
  • Youth assistant soccer coach
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Act 42 of 2017 Authorises Online Gambling in Pennsylvania,” Online Gambling Lawyer, 20 November 2017
  • Pennsylvania: Latest Efforts to Legalise i-gaming in the Keystone State,” Online Gambling Lawyer Magazine, February 2017
  • Pennsylvania’s latest hope for regulated in-state i-gaming,” World Online Gambling Law, July 2016
  • "Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development," Chapter 6 – A Primer on Litigation That Involves Alleged Water Well Contamination From Hydraulic Fracturing, Elsevier Inc., December 2015
  • Fresh Hope for Pennsylvania as Bill Passes Committee,” World Online Gambling Law Report, December 2015
  • Pennsylvania: A New Bill, Another Hearing,” iGamingBusiness North America, June/July 2015
  • "Bodog: Protecting Internet Domains From Patent Claims," World Online Gambling Law Report, October 2007
  • "First Amendment: Religion is Religion is Religion," York Sunday News, October 2007
  • "Case Law Update," Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Legislative Process Seminar, September 2007
  • "U.S. Criminal Jurisdiction: Foreign-Based Operators," World Online Gambling Law Report, June 2007
  • "Legislative Mens Rea in Constitutional Challenges to Statutes," presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Legislative Process Seminar, September 2006
  • "Dover ID Case: Judge Made Errors of Law and Science," York Sunday News, April 2006
  • "Juvenile Justice? The Increased Propensity for Juvenile Transfer to the Criminal Court System in Pennsylvania and the Need for a Revised Approach to Juvenile Offenders," Penn State Law Review, Fall 2004
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