Brandon J. Huffman

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. He is also active in the North Carolina, Wake County and American Bar Associations, is on the board of Triangle ArtWorks (a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the arts economy) and the small business advisory council of North Carolina DHHS Vocational Rehabilitation Services, which works to enable individuals with disabilities through entrepreneurship.

When he is not working, Brandon spends time with his wife and son 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.

 
  • General Counsel, International Game Developers’ Association
  • Board Member, IGDA NC Triangle Chapter
  • Council Member, North Carolina Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section
  • Council Member, North Carolina Bar Association Law Practice Management Section
  • Board Member, Triangle ArtWorks
    • Chair and Program Director, Law + ArtWorks, Triangle ArtWorks
  • Member, Small Business Advisory Council, North Carolina DHHS Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Volunteer Appellate Attorney, Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts in North Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Florida
  • Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism & Mass Communication, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Certificate, Political Culture & Economic Development in the Gulf, School for International Training. Muscat, Oman
2017

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

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

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

  • Developments in Social Media: First Amendment, Privacy, and Misappropriation. 71 Bus. Law. 305-320 (2016)
  • Media Privacy and Related Law. 2013-14 and 2014-15, Fourth Circuit (With C. Amanda Martin)

MISSION

Be the conduit between digital and interactive media, technology and the law.

VALUES

CREATIVITY
in all things.

EFFICIENCY
through technology.

SERVICE
to our community.

SCHOLARSHIP
in law.

CONTACT