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Webinar: Esports: Economics and Legal Issues
December 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit.
Presented by the Licensing and Technology Transaction Interest Group.
The webinar will address the rapid growth of the esports industry and its current and projected economics, with a focus on how games are monetized, and how revenue is shared or generated between publishers, organizations, esports teams and players. Additionally, we will examine how relevant intellectual property is created, used, licensed, and protected both vertically and horizontally, and will include a detailed discussion and analysis of esports player contracts and their related rights and obligations.
Speakers: Keith Cooper and Adam Gertz
Mr. Keith Cooper is a partner at Morrison Rothman LLP where he focuses on business, intellectual property, entertainment, and gaming law. After spending several years litigating matters involving contracts, copyrights, trademarks, defamation, privacy and business disputes, his primary focus over the last decade has been representing clients in transactional, financial, and intellectual property matters. He has represented esports teams and players, as well as musicians, songwriters, arrangers, actors, directors, producers, photographers, and designers.
Mr. Adam Gertz is an attorney with extensive experience in entertainment, video game, and digital media law and serves as Morrison Rothman’s Senior Counsel and Director of Esports. Following law school, Adam worked as counsel for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In that capacity, Adam created the Los Angeles Cyber Lab, the nation’s first regional public private partnership for cybersecurity information sharing. Adam then transitioned to private practice where he handled IP licensing, as well as privacy, corporate transactional matters, and business litigation. Adam is the Director of the Esports Bar Association Public Policy Committee.