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David I. Schulman

David I. Schulman is Co-Chair of the Video Games and Esports Practice Group and a senior attorney in the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice. David’s practice encompasses a wide array of corporate legal services, and includes representation of publicly and privately held businesses, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and lenders in all aspects of their commercial transactions.

David has wide-ranging experience in structuring and negotiating complex technology, eCommerce and telecommunications transactions, outsourcing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private equity investments, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. David also advises clients on general business law matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, capitalization issues, equity compensation strategies, employment matters, and customer and vendor contracts.

Concentrations

  • Technology and intellectual property licensing
  • Video games and esports
  • Outsourcing and international intellectual property transactions
  • Internet and e-commerce transactions
  • Intellectual property development and protection
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial transactions, including domestic and international strategic alliances
  • Professional service transactions, including consulting and development

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • Represented Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses including the NYSE, in connection with its acquisition of SuperDerivatives, a technology company with its primary operations in Israel, for $350 million.
  • Represented a video game company, specializing in the development and distribution of mass multi-player online games, in the sale of a 30% interest in the business to Tencent Corporation, a leading Chinese Internet and video game company. The representation included corporate issues, complex international intellectual property transfer and video game publishing matters.
  • Represented Servigistics, Inc., a service parts optimization software company, in its sale to Marlin Equity Partners.
  • Represented BlueCube Software, a retail site and headquarters operations software company, in its divestiture from Radiant Systems (NASDAQ: RADS) in a management buy-out split-off.
  • Represented ETF.com, the leading independent authority on exchange-traded funds, in its sale to Bats Global Markets.
  • Represented Excent Corporation, a provider of special education software and services, in its sale to Frontline Education.
  • Represented a foreign video game studio in its acquisition of a U.S. based video game studio.
  • Represented Tyson Ranch (Mike Tyson) in its investment in the esports team F2K. The representation included corporate issues, complex intellectual property licensing matters, endorsements and appearances, international intellectual property transfer issues, and product marketing.
  • Represent Jamestown Properties, owner and producer of New York City’s Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, in the creation of a multi-media, experiential technology platform that incorporates and controls live broadcast, augmented reality, virtual reality, entertainment and gaming experiences through a dedicated App, website and streaming services for a Virtual New Year’s Eve Event at One Times Square.
  • Represented multiple video game companies in development and publishing agreements with publishers and intellectual property asset owners such as Tencent Corporation, Take-Two Interactive, Valve Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Home Box Office (HBO) and Viacom International.
  • Represented HG Sports in a video game and esports joint venture with INDYCAR.
  • Represented a U.S. virtual reality company in a joint venture for publication of the client’s virtual reality games in arcades and internet cafes in Asia. The client contributed its virtual reality games and the joint venture partner invested capital and undertook operational and publishing responsibilities.
  • Established Hi-Rez Studios’ esports leagues for Smite® and Paladins®. Drafted league agreements, rules and regulations, team agreements and player agreements.
  • Represent clients in esports tournament production agreements, broadcasting and streaming agreements, sponsorship agreements, influencer agreements, promotional agreements and merchandizing agreements.
  • Represented a video game company in a joint venture with DreamWorks Animation that formed a studio for development and publication of games based on DreamWorks Animation intellectual property.
  • Represented ClickSoftware Technologies in negotiating a "white label" Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Agreement with Salesforce.com.
  • Represented Simeio Solutions in a Business Process Outsourcing Agreement with Vantiv (Worldpay).
  • Represented T-Mobile in a Telecommunications IoT Services Agreement with Spotify.
  • Represent technology companies in the development, licensing, sale and implementation of software, hardware, cloud services (SaaS) and professional services in both domestic and international transactions with companies such as TOTAL S.A., Shell Oil, ExxonMobil, Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, SunTrust Bank, Albertson’s, JC Penney Company, Luxottica, Tiffany & Company, Marriott International, Ahold Delhaize, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Brands, HMSHost Corporation, Sears. Roebuck and Co., and Verizon Wireless.
  • Represented RedPrairie Corporation in forming a joint venture, in which the client financed the joint venture and contributed management, services and sales support. The joint venture partner contributed management and intellectual property.
  • Represented an international water and waste recycling services company in the negotiation of a settlement related to a multimillion dollar failed technology implementation and contract dispute.
  • Represented an enterprise software company in the establishment of a domestic and international reseller network.
  • Represented Israeli Olympic Committee in its 1996 Olympic Games sponsorship agreements with McDonald's and Speedo.

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, IT Outsourcing Law; Technology Law, 2017-2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2010-2012 and 2014-2020
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia," 2015-2019
  • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2006, 2009, 2011-2013, 2015-2017, and 2019
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Listed, Chambers Global, Corporate M&A, 2013
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Associate, The Milken Institute
  • Board of Directors, American Israel Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Trustees, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
  • Charter Member, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
  • East Lake Partner, The East Lake Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Emory University Board of Visitors
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Technology Association of Georgia

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1994
    • Professional Articles Editor, Emory International Law Review
  • B.A., Political Science, cum laude, University of Arizona, 1990
    • The Honors College
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • Georgia
Znajomość języków
  • Hebrew, biegle