Ryan Morrison

founding partner
Ryan Morrison



J.D., New York Law School, May 2013
B.A., History and Communication, SUNY Albany, May 2009

Bar Admissions

New York

Ryan Morrison has made a name for himself within the legal industry as someone focused on making sure the law protects everyone, not just the financially superior. Whether it be matters of intellectual property, complex contract issues or just making sure you are comfortable as you take your company forward into the future, Ryan has handled it all. Deemed “The Video Game Attorney” by the countless developers he has helped through his free online legal Q&A’s, Ryan understands that this new and innovative industry requires a new and innovative approach to law. While his passion will forever rest within games and eSports, Ryan has taken his experience in keeping his clients protected and comfortable into other areas of entertainment as well. He successfully has and continues to represent large clients in the music, television, podcasting, and film industries.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Video Game Bar Association
  • International Game Developer Association – Business and Legal Group
  • American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Committee Member
  • American Bar Association – Digital Games and New Media Committee Member

Articles, Publications and Lectures

eSports Panel – How to Protect Players – New York Law School – 2014
“Fine Brothers Rescind REACT Trademarks” – BBC – 2016
“Crushing the King Trademarks” – Gamefront – 2014
Understanding Let’s Play Videos and eSports Player Rights – Suffolk Law School – 2015
“Casino Trademarks in the Game Industry” – World Trademark Review – 2015
“Meet Ryan Morrison, The Video Game Lawyer We Need Right Now” – Kotaku – 2014
“Making the Law Less Scary for Game Developers” – PAX Dev 2014, 2015
Chicago Video Game Law Summit – 2015, 2016