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McMillan LLP at PAX Dev and PAX West 2019

Event Date August 28, 2019
Time 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location The Westin Seattle, Seattle, Washington, United States

Ryan J. Black, McMillan’s Co-Chair, Video Games and Esports, will be presenting in Seattle at PAX Dev 2019 and PAX West 2019.


Ryan’s first presentation, a panel discussion with Brandon J. Huffman (Odin Law and Media, Raleigh, North Carolina) and Dr. Tyler Black (BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver) on Wednesday, August 28 at 1:30 p.m., So, About That Loot Box Bill aka Games, Stop Being Casinos, will explore the topics of loot boxes, microtransactions, F2 and ads. Monetization in today’s game ecosystem has attracted some lawmaker focus. Framed around Senator Hawley’s proposed “Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act,” panellists will discuss the gravity of the game industry’s regulatory threat, the worldwide health and regulatory movement and its motivations, and examples of behaviours/practices the industry must shift towards…and fast. To add this session to your PAX Dev schedule, click here.


Next, Ryan will moderate the Ask Game Lawyers Anything: This Normally Costs Money! session on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. with Brandon, Yan Perng (NCSOFT West, Seattle), Alexander M. Hecker (McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC, Seattle), H. Corinne Smith (Wizards of the Coast LLC, Seattle) and Stephen McArthur (McArthur Law Firm, Los Angeles). To learn more about this session and add it to your PAX Dev schedule, click here.


Ryan, Brandon, Yan, Alexander and Stephen will be joined by Angelo Alcid (Google, Union City) in an iteration of the Ask Game Lawyers Anything: This Normally Costs Money!presentation at PAX West 2019 on Sunday, September 1, at 2:00 p.m. For more information, view the schedule here.