American Bar Association presentation will examine legal issues surrounding the new industry
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n 13 September, founding partner of Ifrah Law and gaming law expert Jeff Ifrah will host a webinar for the American Bar Association entitled “eSports and the Legal Landscape: A Primer on the Emerging eSports Industry.”
Joined by attorney Bryce Blum, Ifrah will discuss legal issues surrounding eSports, including finance, immigration, gaming, gambling and betting, cyber security, business law, advertising, and underage play. Additionally, Jeff will provide a general overview of the current eSports market, discuss recent government and class action challenges, and provide predictions for the future of the industry.
“This year, eSports events have sold out Madison Square Garden, the Staples Center and Key Arena, and television broadcast viewership often exceeded that of many traditional sports like baseball and hockey. The global games market will generate $100bn in revenues by the end of the year,” said Ifrah. “The industry’s meteoric rise comes with legal, social and regulatory challenges.”
Ifrah, whose Washington, D.C. based law firm specializes in online gaming, internet commerce and defense of government investigations has been at the forefront of eSports law. Named a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners, Jeff was recently a featured presenter at the second annual US eSports Conference, where he addressed the industry’s top eSports operators, players, publishers, developers and media firms on how lessons from the iGaming industry can be successfully applied to the emerging eSports market.
Ifrah will be joined at this webinar by Blum, the founding partner of IME Law and counsel to Unikrn Gaming, a worldwide leader in eSports betting. Sponsored by the ABA’s Center for Professional Development and the Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, the webinar is scheduled for 13 September 2016 at 12:00 PM (EDT) and is open to the public.