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

With the recent explosion of blockchain technology and major companies pivoting their business models to realize the promise of a metaverse, tech innovators, entertainment and sports icons, and venture capitalists alike are looking ahead to what this means for the next generation of the Internet. Join an interdisciplinary panel of Manatt professionals for the first of a three-part webinar series on the dawn of the Web3 era and its impact on culture, business and society.

Topics will include:

  • The evolution of the World Wide Web and how we got here
  • Web3’s essential components
  • A primer on decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs)
  • Key companies operating in the Web3 digital space
  • A high-level overview of notable developments in Web3 and the metaverse, including as they relate to real estate, games, tokenization, privacy and data security, and even the environment
  • Which sectors will be impacted most immediately by the introduction of Web3
  • What questions you should ask your legal and strategic counsel when starting your journey in this frontier space


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

Date and Time

Thursday, March 3, 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) credit and for 0.5 CA MCLE General credit.

Upcoming Programs

Stay tuned for the upcoming programs in our Web3 webinar series. If you registered for Part One, you are already registered for Parts Two and Three.

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
Natasha Azava, Associate, Manatt Entertainment

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Part Three: The World Wide Web of Risk: Protecting Yourself in the Metaverse (May 5, 2022)

Eric Bergner, Partner, Digital and Technology Transactions

Scott Lashway, Partner and Co-Leader, Privacy and Data Security
Brandon Reilly, Partner, Privacy and Data Security
Michelle Cooke, Partner and Leader, Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement

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Have a question about the metaverse or Web3? Our professionals would be happy to discuss it. Please reach us at metaverse@manatt.com. Learn more about our practice here.

If you would like to receive an audio transcript of this webinar due to accessibility issues, please email us at webinars@manatt.com.

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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