Interactive Age Names Top 30 Game Law Firms

January 6, 2011 -

According to a national survey conducted by Interactive Age, the number of lawyers specializing in the video game and interactive entrainment industry is on the rise. The survey showed that there are 530 attorneys in the United States practicing law related to video games, new media and interactive entertainment. The survey selected the top 30 law firms in the country.

The top five law firms, according to the survey, were (in order) Perkins Coie LLP, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Jones Day LLP, and Kenyon & Kenyon LLP.

"The results of our recent survey show there are 530 attorneys practicing law in the area of video games, new media and interactive entertainment," said N. Evan Van Zelfden, editorial director for Interactive Age. "The appeal for these big firms is that this sector lets them leverage all of their expertise across the board for a single client."

"This phenomenon is much like the history and development of Sports Law," added Dr. Peter Raad, founder and executive director of The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University. "Legal issues that were sports-related went from being handled by individual attorneys and small firms to now being part of large firms. Today, the Sports Law Association has more than a 1,000 members."

The top 30 firms are:

 

  1. Perkins Coie LLP
  2. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  3. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  4. Jones Day LLP
  5. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  6. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  7. Thompson & Knight LLP
  8. SNR Denton LLP
  9. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  10. Loeb & Loeb LLP
  11. Irell & Manella LLP
  12. Bryan Cave LLP
  13. Fish & Richardson P.C.
  14. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  15. Fenwick & West LLP
  16. Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
  17. Davis & Gilbert LLP
  18. Baker & McKenzie SCP
  19. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  20. Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  21. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  22. Winston & Strawn LLP
  23. Harbottle & Lewis LLP
  24. Nixon Peabody LLP
  25. Davis LLP
  26. Morrison & Foerster, LLP
  27. Munck Carter, LLP
  28. Haynes and Boone, LLP
  29. Howrey LLP
  30. Jenner & Block LLP

 

The survey was conducted in advance of the annual Game::Business::Law Summit, hosted by SMU's Dedman School of Law, The Guildhall at SMU, and the Center for American and International Law. The event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 26 – Thursday, Jan. 27, in Dallas, TX. Conference details, scheduled speakers and additional information can be found at: www.game-business-law.com.


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Re: Interactive Age Names Top 30 Game Law Firms

Interesting...the firm that argued in the Supreme Court against the California law is only 30th.

 
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