S. Gregory Boyd and Brian Pyne, both prominent attorneys in the interactive gaming industry, have signed with Penumbra Literary!
S. Gregory Boyd is partner and chairman of the Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz. He represents a wide variety of interactive entertainment and new media clients, counsels brands, media companies and advertising agencies on a variety of digital issues, and is co-author and editor of Business and Legal Primer for Game Development (Charles River Media). Gregory also serves as an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, where he teaches a seminar in advanced intellectual property. The Legal 500 has praised him for his work with media and technology companies, and he is frequently quoted in articles in publications such as: Gamasutra, Edge-Online, CNN, Fortune, Forbes and the New York Law Journal.
Brian Pyne is the Director of Legal Affairs and Enforcement for the Entertainment Software Rating Board, where he investigates enforcement matters, negotiates agreements, maintains a trademark portfolio, and assists in policy development. Prior to joining the ESRB, Brian was Associate Counsel to Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., the parent company of Rockstar Games and 2K Games, where he negotiated agreements, reviewed game assets and advised on a variety of issues pertaining to game development and publishing.
Gregory and Brian are currently co-authoring a new book on video game and interactive entertainment law. Jennifer, a former gamer, is very excited to work with both Gregory and Brian on such a cutting-edge subject. Stay tuned for updates.