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
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
More to Come.

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

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

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

MISSION

Provide flexible, predictable and relationship-based legal services by incorporating our values in all aspects of the practice.

VALUES

CREATIVITY
in all things.

EFFICIENCY
through technology.

SERVICE
to our community.

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