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Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Launches "Lawyers With Game" Video Series Featuring Esports Experts

Published: 06/22/2021
Industries: Video Gaming and Esports

PHILADELPHIA, June 22, 2021Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is pleased to announce the launch of “Lawyers With Game,” a new video series hosted by Darius Gambino, Partner in the firm’s Philadelphia Office and member of the firm’s Video Gaming and Esports practice. The series includes eight 20–30-minute episodes covering a range of current topics relevant to esports and video game industry stakeholders, including investors, game developers, advertisers and higher education institutions.

In addition to featuring other attorneys from the firm, "Lawyers With Game" will welcome guests from the esports industry. Details on the first four episodes, including their respective guests, in Season 1 of the series are below:

  1. "Game On: College Sports, Video Games & The Right of Publicity," with guest Michael McCann of Sportico and featuring Angela De Cespedes, Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr: Darius, Angela and Mike dive into the state of Rights of Publicity in video games and the impending release of EA Sports’ NCAA football game.
  2. "The Intersection of NFTs and Video Games," featuring Zachary Kizitaff and Michael Jacobson, Associates at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr: Darius, Zach and Mike discuss non-fungible tokens ("NFTs") and why they are important, the NBA’s Top Shot NFT platform, fractional collectible card ownership through NFTs and the NFL’s possible NFT deal.
  3. "The Rise of Mobile Gaming and Esports Gambling," with guest Anthony Gaud of G3 Esports and featuring Mark Simpson, Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr: Darius, Mark and Anthony discuss their experiences advising mobile game developers, obtaining patent protection for mobile games and the future of mobile gaming.
  4. "The Social Impact of Video Games," with guest Ryan Johnson of Cxmmunity and featuring Leah Leyendecker, Associate at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr: Darius, Leah and Ryan discuss Cxmmunity’s efforts to empower minority gaming communities by bringing computers into Historically Black Colleges and Universities (“HBCUs”).

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Video Gaming and Esports practice regularly advises clients on the full spectrum of legal issues impacting the video gaming industry, including corporate financing and sponsorships, intellectual property, collegiate esports programs and litigation.

"I love video games, and I was inspired to launch this series to explore some of the complicated legal issues we are seeing in this world on a more casual level,” said Mr. Gambino. “With so many developments impacting esports and video gaming, from NFTs to advertising, I am excited to share related insights from legal and industry experts at the forefront of this field."

The first four episodes are available now, and subsequent episodes will publish later this summer on Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s YouTube channel.


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