David Greenspan has been involved in the video game business for over 20 years working in Business and Legal Affairs for some of the most significant video game publishers at the time in the industry, including Sony/989 Studios, a division of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., now called Sony Interactive Entertainment, THQ Inc., Lucas Arts and Midway Games. He most recently worked as the Sr. Director of Legal and Business Affairs for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America, the creators of Pac-Man and Tekken.
He has worked on the day-to-day business and legal issues on more than 100 video games and has been involved in all aspects of video game development, publishing, licensing, distribution, and marketing and has negotiated hundreds of agreements covering these areas. Many of these deals have involved major game developers, distributors, motion picture studios, professional sports leagues, television networks and advertisers. Although he is terrible at playing games, he was able to negotiate a favorable royalty rate one time by defeating a licensor’s lawyer in a sports video game.
Mr. Greenspan was the lead author of the WIPO publication entitled Mastering The Game: Business and Legal Issues for Video Game Developers. He also has written law articles about antitrust issues involving American college football broadcasts and the U.S. film ratings system.
In addition to teaching, he has lectured at events in London, Poland, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Paraguay, the Philippines, and Jamaica.
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
B.A., Muhlenberg College