About Odin Law and Media

When forming Odin Law and Media, the goal was to bring diverse legal experience to a more singular focus in a creative practice putting a new spin on what a law firm can be. The firm has grown and continues to grow by staying true to that vision – and providing excellent legal representation to its clients.

CREATIVITY
in all things.

EFFICIENCY
through technology.

APPROACHABILITY
in the law.

Attorneys

Brandon J. Huffman

Founding Attorney

Brandon is an attorney focused on representing technology and media clients in business, intellectual property, content clearance, privacy, commercial contracts, employment and internet regulatory matters. Why? Because of a passion for creativity and technology. Brandon is a so-so visual artist, a lousy programmer and a pretty-okay film editor, but he is a great lawyer. He keeps an old comic by Barbara Smaller that features a little boy in a cowboy outfit telling his father “Well if I can’t be a cowboy, I’ll be a lawyer for cowboys.” The creative and innovative clients Brandon serves are his cowboys.

Brandon volunteers as general counsel to the International Game Developers’ Association, the largest trade organization focused on supporting individual game developers. In early 2017, he was awarded the IGDA’s MVP award.

When he is not working, Brandon spends time with his wife, kids and their three dogs. He also accompanies his wife on her pilgrimages to Walt Disney World, attends various digital media user groups and industry events, draws, paints and tinkers in the family garage. Oh, and sometimes there is time leftover to play a video game or two.

Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts in North Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • California
  • Florida

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
    The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Journalism & Mass Communication
    University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill
  • Certificate
    Political Culture & Economic Development in the Gulf
    School for International Training
    Muscat, Oman

Community and Volunteer Work

  • General Counsel, International Game Developers’ Association
  • Board, IGDA NC-Triangle
  • 2019-2020 Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section
  • Council, North Carolina Bar Association Small Firm & Technology Section
  • Board Chair, Triangle ArtWorks
    • Past Chair, Law + ArtWorks, Triangle ArtWorks
  • Member, Small Business Advisory Council, NC DHHS Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Volunteer Appellate Attorney, Guardian Ad Litem Program

Selected Speaking Engagements & Publications

2019
10 Tech Tips for Law Practice. Wake County Bar Association
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about Esports. University of North Carolina Festival of Legal Learning
Legal Issues in Game Development: Roundtable. Game Developers Conference
Law & Order: VGU – Video Games Unit. PAX East
Law for Indie Developers. East Coast Games Conference
Video Game Law 2.0 – Beyond the Basics. East Coast Games Conference
Business and Legal Issues in Digital Content. AIGA Raleigh
So, About That Loot Box Bill… PAX Dev
Ask Game Lawyers Anything. PAX Dev & PAX West
Legal Issues for Gaming Platforms and Business Models. AmericanaFest
Technology & Ethics for New Lawyers. Wake County Bar Association
Legal Issues in Virtual Reality. Duke Schoool of Law.
Gambling v. Expression. Regulation of Video Games as Enterprise and Art. CVGLS
Current Issues in Video Game Law: 2019. CVGLS
Legal Basics for Indie Developers. CVGLS
2018
Technically Speaking: Tips, Apps, Games, and Resources to Create a Fun, Efficient, and Ethical Law Practice. Lawyers Mutual Put Into Practice CLE
Video Games and the 1st Amendment: The Importance of Pushing Boundaries and Resilience in the Face of Adversity. Casual Connect
Startup Basics for Non-Startup Lawyers. Southern Conference of Student Legal Services
Dealing with the Media in Crisis and Success. The Racing Attorney Conference
Video Games and the First Amendment: Why Free Speech Matters for Developers. East Coast Games Conference
Law for Indie Developers. East Coast Games Conference
Identifying Intellectual Property. Wilmington Estate Planners
VR, AR and Law. Megal Marketing Association Southeast Regional Conference
Plenary: Business and Legal Challenges for Game Studios. SIEGE Con
That’s Not Fair Use and Your Fan Project STILL Isn’t Legal. TwitchCon
Artificial Intelligence, Creativity and Law. Legal IT Seminars at USC Law
2017
Key Provisions in Video Game Publishing Agreements. Ebook.
Online Activities and the Law: A Case Study. ABA Business Law Section
10 Legal Tips for Forming a Studio. SIEGE Con
Digitizing Reality: AR, VR, and the Future of the Entertainment Industry. Seventh Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium
Legal Issues in Virtual Reality. Legal IT Seminars at USC Law
eSports and Law. NCBA Intellectual Property and Sports & Entertainment Sections Joint Annual Meeting
So you got a publisher, now what? (Negotiate!). East Coast Games Conference
Law for Indie Developers. East Coast Games Conference
2016
Developments in Social Media: First Amendment, Privacy, and Misappropriation.. 71 Bus. Law. 305-320 (2016)
Founder Failures. SIEGE Con
Online Activities … Perilous Pitfalls… ABA Business Law Section
Opportunities and Legal Issues in Virtual Reality. ABA Business Law Section
Indies Need a Lawyer. East Coast Games Conference
Digital Age of Sports and Entertainment. Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium
2015
Media Privacy and Related Law, 2013-2015, Fourth Circuit. Media Law Resource Center Publication
Mundane Online Presence … Not So Mundane Consequences. ABA Business Law Section
Learning the Social Media Landscape in Litigation. North Carolina Bar Association
Is Game Streaming Legal? A Billion Dollar Question. ABA Cyberspace Law Committee
American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo. Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium

Michele K. Robichaux

Attorney

Michele has been guiding creators, entrepreneurs and businesses since 2005. She focuses on the legal issues that affect creators of all kinds.

With a background as a “Big Law” associate, in-house counsel for US and European social media and entertainment companies and as legal and business advisor to clients in both the US and Europe, she brings not only skill and know-how but also diverse experience and perspective to her practice at Odin Law.

A creative person at heart, she has always been interested in the laws that relate to creative endeavors and with crafting legal strategies that support, safeguard and strengthen creative projects and businesses. She loves learning, and working in emerging industries that are growing and changing daily allows her to constantly discover new things. The legal frameworks that touch these areas are changing with them, and she enjoys getting to be in the thick of it.

Admissions

  • California

Education

  • Juris Doctorate
    University of California – Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of San Diego

Ted Harper

Of Counsel

Prior to joining Odin Law and Media as Of Counsel, Ted founded and ran his firm, Triangle Legal Solutions for almost two decades, was a partner in the Raleigh office of the law firm Kilpatrick Stockton, associate general counsel at a technology company leading up to its IPO, chief operating officer of a technology company, and a partner in an international and transactional law firm in both the Los Angeles and Singapore offices. He has been a senior vice president of a business consulting company, president of a non-profit, a member of the board of directors of a government R&D contractor, and a college instructor in astronomy. He has served on the board of NCEITA (which became the North Carolina Technology Association) and on the advisory board of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). He is a named inventor on two telecommunications patents.

Ted’s clients include companies in the software, information technology, medical devices, and pharmaceutical industries, and have ranged from start-ups to technology divisions of Fortune 500 companies. His practice involves strategy, technology transactions, corporate and transactional matters and supervising other specialists in providing client service.

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • California (inactive)
  • USPTO

Education

  • Juris Doctorate
    University of California – Berkeley
  • MBA
    University of California – Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Colorado at Boulder

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