Chrissie Scelsi (@PunkLawyer)—Chrissie Scelsi is U.S. general counsel for Wargaming, an award-winning online game developer and publisher that is a leader in the free-to-play MMO market across PC, console, and mobile platforms. She is responsible for legal and business matters for the company’s operations in the United States, including copyright, trademark, advertising, privacy, compliance, e-sports, licensing, events, and answering basically any question related to what can be done with a tank. Prior to joining Wargaming, Chrissie practiced entertainment and new media law in private practice and was in-house counsel for game-based simulations company Bohemia Interactive Simulations, where she was responsible for advising on software licensing matters, government contracting and regulatory compliance, trademarks, copyright, and
Chrissie served as a co-editor for the first edition of this book, Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law, and is a chapter contributor to the ABA’s Legal Guide to Video Game Development, Second Edition, both of which were published by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. Chrissie is a former chair of the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar and is a member of the Video Game Bar Association and of the board of the Esports Bar Association. She is a member of Council for the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law and serves on the section’s Landslide® magazine board, as well as the CLE Board and Copyright Reform Task Force. She has been named as one of the top eight Central Florida attorneys with Twitterati status by the Orlando Business Journal based on the number of follows of her @PunkLawyer handle. Chrissie received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Loyola University New Orleans, a Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law, and a Master
of Laws in Entertainment and Media Law from Southwestern School of Law.
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