Patrick is a counsel in the firm's Corporate & Securities Group. His practice focuses on new media business transactions and he offers strategic advice to companies on their use of digital content. Patrick is one of the leading attorneys in the games industry, having served both as in-house and external counsel to a variety of companies in his career. He represents various publishers, independent developers, IP owners and technology/middleware providers. In his 12+ years in the games industry, Patrick has negotiated an array of game development agreements, resulting in the commercial release of more than 200 game titles across all distribution platforms and territories. In addition, he has represented clients with respect to game rights for more than 50 major motion picture licenses, as well as negotiated various technology licenses, and other supplemental agreements inherent to the games industry.
Patrick has written or been featured in various articles on video-game-related topics for publications such as The Daily Journal, Game Developer Magazine. In addition, Patrick is a frequent speaker on video game panels and seminars on behalf of organizations such as: Law Seminars International, International Game Developers Association, American Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, University of Southern California and Southwestern Law School. Patrick is also a founding member and co-President of the Video Game Bar Association.