• 07.02.21

    Reece and Sherman Quoted on NCAA’s New Name, Image and Likeness Policy Changes

    Matthew Reece and Ned Sherman were quoted in Bloomberg Law on new name, image and likeness laws that will force the NCAA to allow college athletes to profit from legitimate brand partnerships without losing their eligibility.

  • 04.09.21

    Manatt Represents Games Company XSET in Partnership With Latin Superstar Ozuna

    Members of Manatt’s digital and technology transactions team, led by Ned Sherman, structured and negotiated the latest high-profile deal in the games industry for esports company XSET, building a partnership with the chart-topping Puerto Rican singer Ozuna

  • 02.01.21

    Manatt Secures Win in First All-Virtual Patent Infringement Jury Trial

    A Manatt team led by intellectual property protection and enforcement partner Robert Becker and litigation partner Christopher Wanger successfully secured a $4 million judgment on behalf of Ironburg Inventions Ltd, the patent holding arm of Scuf Gaming, in the nation’s first all-virtual ...

  • 01.29.21

    Manatt Represents Subnation Media in Acquisition of Equity Interest in XTRA Gaming

    Members of Manatt’s digital and technology transactions team represented Subnation Media, a games and esports media holding company, in its acquisition of equity interest in the prominent North American Fortnite esports team XTRA Gaming.As a result of the deal, Subnation will lead ...

  • 06.19.20

    Suennen Quoted in MedCity News on the FDA’s First Video Game Treatment Approval

    Manatt Digital and Technology group and venture capital / emerging companies practice leader Lisa Suennen spoke with MedCity News on the FDA’s decision to approve Akili Interactive’s request to market its video game as a treatment for ADHD. In the article, Pavlovic discussed the ...

  • 04.17.20

    Conner Featured on CNA Discussing COVID-19’s Impact on the Entertainment Industry

    Leader of Manatt Entertainment Lindsay Conner was featured on CNA’s Asia First program discussing the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the entertainment industry. In his segment, Conner discussed how movie theater closures across the nation and around the world along with ...

  • 12.06.19

    Conner, Yen and Sherman Recognized on Variety’s 2019 Dealmakers Impact Report

    Manatt Entertainment Leader Lindsay Conner and partner Sophia Yen, as well as digital technology and transactions practice Leader Ned Sherman were named on Variety’s 2019 Dealmakers Impact Report.

  • 12.14.17

    Makers of ‘Star Citizen’ Sued by Game Engine Creators

    The Daily Journal quoted Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, media and sports litigation practice, in an article discussing an unfolding video game lawsuit. Game engine creator Crytek GmbH is suing Cloud Imperium Games Corp., the makers of the not-yet-released ...

  • 11.09.17

    Tencent Says Video Games Could Be Next for Snapchat

    Reuters quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, on Tencent’s recent investment in Snapchat owner, Snap Inc. According to the article, Snap disclosed that Chinese investment company Tencent had purchased 145.8 million of its shares ...

  • 04.14.17

    The Essential Tools for eSports Law

    The Daily Journal quoted Manatt’s Ned Sherman, counsel and director of Manatt Digital, in an article about opportunities for legal services in the eSports industry.Sherman told the Daily Journal that eSports has been a focus area for Manatt for a little over a year now. Traditional ...

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