Known as a “primary care” advisor for intellectual property and commercial matters, Jennifer has a strong reputation for protecting clients’ legal interests while also lending practical advice to get deals done.

Jennifer is a top advisor to cutting-edge companies in the entertainment industry. She leads Fenwick’s copyright group and games industry group, and co-chairs the firm’s digital media and entertainment, and consumer technologies and retail industry groups. Her practice encompasses a wide range of industries, including:

  • Advertising
  • Content (digital streaming, movies, distribution)
  • eCommerce and retail
  • eSports
  • Fashion and jewelry
  • Gaming
  • Hardware/devices
  • Influencers (YouTubers, etc.)
  • Sharing economy (food, travel, transport)
  • Talent
  • Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)

Serving as a “primary care” counselor to companies, Jennifer advises clients on intellectual property, technology and media transaction strategy; copyright registration, protection and dispute resolution; and business model analysis and risk management. Jennifer is also a go-to authority for games and eSports matters.

Her robust practice includes:

  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements
  • Counseling on all aspects of strategic commercial transactions

Notable representations include advising Sterling.VC in its franchise and licensing transaction with Activision Blizzard to join Blizzard’s new Call of Duty esports league; working collaboratively to bring the game Titan Quest to market (for which she was named in the credits); and representing Scopely in its acquisition of FoxNext Games from The Walt Disney Company.

She is also a member of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice, advising clients on concerns relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

A strong advocate for the advancement of the legal profession, Jennifer serves on Fenwick’s executive, recruiting and diversity committees.

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  • Publications and Speaking Engagements

    Jennifer is a prolific author and an in-demand speaker at seminars on copyright, intellectual property and media issues. Recent examples include:

    • “The Ongoing Importance of Copyright Registration” Fenwick & West, April 2020 (co-author)
    • “FTC Public Workshop on Loot Boxes – So What Now?” Fenwick & West, January 2020 (co-author)
    • “The EU Copyright Directive: Potential Copyright Liability and a ‘Best Efforts’ Standard for Platforms,” Fenwick & West, Intellectual Property Bulletin, Winter 2020 (co-author)
    • “Privacy Issues in Technology Licensing,” All Hands Meeting 2019: Technology Agreements & E-Commerce, November 2019 (panelist)
    • “Storms on the Horizon – Hot Topics Facing the Game Industry,” Video Game Bar Association (VGBA) networking event, July 2019 (moderator)
    • Games Industry Law Summit Legal Challenge Vilnius 2019, May 2019 (judging panel)
    • Gaming Society Conference, March 2019 (speaker)
    • “SCOTUS Sees Copyright Registration as Prerequisite for Infringement Claim in Fourth Estate Case,” Fenwick & West, March 2019 (co-author)
    • “FTC Not Kidding Around with TikTok’s Record-Setting COPPA Fine – Five Steps to Reduce Your Risk Now,” Fenwick & West, March 2019 (co-author)
    • “The Supreme Court Finds Gambling to be Legal! But Is It Really?” 2018 Gaming Summit: IP and Gambling Issues Facing the Gaming Industry, November 2018 (panelist)
    • 15th Annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Stanford Law School, June 2018 (panelist)
    • “Me-Too Games: Dealing with Clones,” Games Industry Law Summit Vilnius 2018, May 2018 (panelist)
    • “The Future of E-Sports,” Fourth Annual Berkeley Law Sports Industry Conference, April 2018 (panel moderator)
    • “The Career Trajectory of Women in Law: Paths and Opportunities,” Women Leadership in Law, May 2017 (panelist)

Representative Clients

  • Amazon.com
  • Airbnb
  • Fashion Nova
  • Little Passports
  • Madison Reed
  • Nexon
  • Niantic
  • Riot Games
  • Robot Entertainment
  • Salesforce.com
  • Scopely
  • Scribd
  • Supercell Oy
  • Tencent Holdings

Education & Admissions

M.A., International and Comparative Law
Vrije Universiteit De Brussels

B.A., Civil Law
University College, Dublin, Ireland

Admitted to practice in California

Member of the Law Society of Ireland

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