David Greenspan

Santa Clara University School of Law - USA
David Greenspan

David Greenspan

Santa Clara University School of Law - USA

Curriculum Vitae

David Greenspan has been involved in the video game business for over 25 years. He has worked independently and in Business and Legal Affairs for some of the most significant video game publishers at the time in the industry, including Sony/989 Studios, a division of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., now called Sony Interactive Entertainment, Bandai Namco Entertainment America, THQ Inc., and Midway Games.

Although he is terrible at playing games, he has worked on the day-to-day business and legal issues on more than 100 video games and has been involved in all aspects of video game development, publishing, licensing, distribution, and marketing and has negotiated hundreds of agreements covering these areas. Many of these deals have involved major game developers, distributors, motion picture studios, professional sports leagues, television networks, and advertisers. At Bandai, he put together a deal where Pac-Man was featured in a television commercial seen by over 145 million people during the 2015 Super Bowl.

Mr. Greenspan is the lead author of the WIPO publication entitled Mastering The Game: Business and Legal Issues for Video Game Developers. He is currently working on the 2nd edition with a projected release in early 2021. He also has written law articles about antitrust issues involving American college football broadcasts and the U.S. film rating system.

Mr. Greenspan teaches a class in entertainment transactions with an emphasis on the video game industry at Santa Clara University School of Law. He has taught at the school for 13 years. He was also one of the first people to teach business and legal issues of the video game industry at the university level when he taught classes in this area at UCLA Extension from 1996-2000. He has also taught at the University of Miami Law School, University of Hastings Law School, and Pepperdine Law School.

In addition to teaching, he has lectured about the video game industry at numerous events in Latin America and Europe and has conducted seminars on licensing at the USC Marshall School and Loyola Marymount University.

Prior to entering into the video game industry, Mr. Greenspan worked for an independent motion picture production and distribution company which required him sometimes to draft agreements in the morning and act in films in the afternoon.

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ASIPI CLUBS: E-sports and Videogames

Monday, Dec 07 2020
15:30 - 16:30 EST/US TIME ZONE