Video Game Bar Association Launches, Invites 100 Lawyers to Play
The Video Game Bar Association, the first organization of its kind, has launched, bringing together lawyers specializing in the video game and interactive media industries.
“There is no organization that allows us to get to know each other and share ideas. The Copyright Society is too broad. We want something more specifically catered to us,” said Patrick Sweeney, a member of the association’s board and head of Reed Smith’s video game practice, told the National Law Journal.
The organization was founded Feb. 8, and the five-member board has sent membership invitations to more than 100 lawyers in North America and Europe, the Am Law Daily reported. Other lawyers who want to join must be recommended by either one board member or two other existing members not from that lawyer’s law firm, according to a Reed Smith press release.
The Los Angeles-based association, which will have its inaugural meeting March 2 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, aspires to host networking events and continuing legal education seminars.
“With the rapid growth of a worldwide games industry, an association of like-minded practitioners in this dynamic industry is long overdue,” Sweeney said in the Reed Smith press release.