Ryan Fairchild


Ryan Fairchild’s diverse practice includes an emphasis on esports and gaming entertainment. His passion for video games derives from being a lifelong gamer, and he understands the various cultures and dynamics, as well as legal, economic and structural issues facing the entertainment side of that industry. He represents players, content creators, and stakeholders in a variety of contract and intellectual property issues, among others.

Ryan has authored numerous articles on the esports climate and is a frequent speaker at industry events on the legal issues affecting the esports and gaming entertainment communities.

His top three favorite video games are Dota 2, Fallout: New Vegas and Celeste.


  • North Carolina


  • Juris Doctorate
    University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Brigham Young University