The World Wide Web of Risk: Protecting Yourself in the Metaverse

Join an interdisciplinary panel of Manatt professionals for the third of a three-part webinar series on the metaverse and the dawn of the Web3 era.

While Parts One and Two of our series focused on the blockchain basics and opportunities in the metaverse, this program demystifies the various risks one encounters when engaging in a Web3 environment—particularly as they relate to intellectual property and privacy and data security.

Topics will include:

  • The various risks of engaging in a Web3 environment and how these differ—or do not—from any current risks
  • How the value of intellectual property transforms in the metaverse—and warrants new reasons and strategies to protect it
  • Examples of cyber vulnerabilities that have been exploited in recent months and how those incidents are being addressed
  • Whether data privacy and related regulation is an obstacle to the growth of the metaverse—and understanding key threats and developing strategies to mitigate that risk
  • How your legal and strategic counsel can offer unique value to you and your organization as you take advantage of the opportunities at play 


Eric Bergner, Partner, Digital and Technology Transactions
Michelle Cooke, Partner and Leader, Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement
Brandon Reilly, Partner, Privacy and Data Security

Date and Time

Thursday, May 5, 2022
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. PT
3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. ET


This program has been approved for 0.5 NY CLE Professional Practice (transitional and non-transitional) and for 0.5 CA MCLE General credit.

Past Programs

Part One: What Is Web3?: Essentials of the Blockchain-based Internet Revolution

Eric Bergner, Partner, Digital and Technology Transactions

Jordan Bromley, Partner and Leader, Manatt Entertainment
Brian Korn, Partner and Leader, FintechBlockchain and Cryptocurrency
Michel Narganes, Partner, Digital and Technology Transactions

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Part Two: Never ‘Met a Verse’ I Didn’t Like: Prospering and Capturing Opportunities in Web3 (April 7, 2022)

Eric Bergner, Partner, Digital and Technology Transactions

Tom Michael, Partner, Venture Capital/Emerging Companies
Ned Sherman, Partner and Leader, Digital and Technology Transactions
Natasha Azava, Associate, Manatt Entertainment

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This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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