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Legal Battle Royale

Christopher Reid (Senior Director of Business & Legal Affairs, Tilting Point)

Mona Ibrahim (Senior Associate, IE Law Group)

Greg Boyd (Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC)

Stephen McArthur (Founding Attorney, The McArthur Law Firm)

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Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The legal nerd squad is back to break down this years hottest and most interesting games industry legal topics! Join attorneys Chris, Mona, Greg, and Stephen, our panel of legal experts, as they bring back one of last year's best panels and discuss (okay, fight about) how recent legal issues in the industry impact players, developers, and publishers. We'll use actual human words to tell you what you need to know and to take audience questions on any legal topic that tickles your fancy. Bonus points if you can get us to argue about builds in our favorite games.

We know you love free legal advice, and while we aren't allowed to call it that, we WILL have plenty of time for all your burning audience questions. The internet is not an actual lawyer. We are. Let us make you smarter. Also, we have hats.


Attendees will gain an accurate and detailed understanding of the most current and pressing legal issues in today's games industry, and how those issues impact developers, publishers and players. They will also have the chance to ask specific questions to an expert panel of experienced industry attorneys.

Intended Audience

This panel is intended for any and all members of the game industry. No specific legal knowledge is required (that's what our expert panelists are for!). Just bring your questions and an open mind.