Jennifer Stanley

Chair, Copyright

Industry Lead, Games

Partner, Technology Transactions  

San Francisco 415.875.2429



Jennifer Stanley is Chair of the Copyright Group and the Games Industry Group at Fenwick & West. She focuses her practice on intellectual property, technology and media transactions and counsels regularly on copyright protection, strategy, and business model analysis and risk management. Jennifer also advises on copyright disputes and copyright registration matters.

She structures, drafts and negotiates complex commercial agreements including game development and publishing agreements (online, offline and mobile), content licensing and distribution agreements, and advertising agreements and has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of strategic commercial transactions. She is one of the go-to authorities on intellectual property issues relating to games, content licensing and social media.

Jennifer is also a member of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, advising clients on all aspects relating to collection, use and disclosure of personal information. She also advises clients on the legal issues that arise when running sweepstakes, contests and promotions.

Jennifer regularly authors articles and is a frequent speaker at seminars on copyright, intellectual property and media issues, including at the annual Gamer Technology Law Conference sponsored by Law Seminars International. She has been consistently recognized by The Legal 500 in the area of Intellectual Property – Copyright every year since 2013.

Jennifer attended law school at University College, Dublin, Ireland, graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Law in 1994. She then attended the Vrije Universiteit De Brussel, Brussels, Belgium receiving a Masters Degree in International and Comparative Law in 1995. From 1995 to 1996 Jennifer worked at the European Commission in Brussels at the Consumer Technology division (Unit C3) of the European Competition Authority (DGIV). She qualified as a Solicitor in Ireland and worked for Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, Dublin from 1996-1998. She is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, and the California Bar Association.​​​