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BRIAN PASS LAW

Commercial Transactions in Tech and New Media

I help companies grow by leveraging technology and content.

With over two decades practicing in Big Law and informed by my experience as an entrepreneur and general counsel, I understand what drives deals or derails them, whether for the largest enterprises or the earliest startups.


I provide practical "real world" legal advice, enabling clients to realize their strategic and economic objectives while minimizing risk.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 
Computer Screens

CONSUMER INTERNET AND MONETIZATION

Online Advertising, Ad Tech, Ad Networks and Exchanges, Search Advertising, eCommerce, Content Licensing and Distribution, Privacy and Terms of Service

FINTECH AND BLOCKCHAIN

Payment Processing, Blockchain Development, Virtual Currency, POS systems

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Network Hub and Cable

ENTERPRISE AND CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud Services, SaaS, PaaS, ERP, IT Outsourcing, BPO, Enterprise Software Licensing, Custom Development, OEM Manufacturing

VIDEO GAMES AND VR/AR

Licensing, Development, Monetization, Virtual Goods

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Emoji Balloons

SOCIAL MEDIA

User Generated Content, Influencers, App Development

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Patent and Trademark Licensing, Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Compass

GENERAL OUTSIDE COUNSEL

Advice and Strategy, Business Planning, Crisis Management

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ABOUT ME

I founded this practice to provide more personal, flexible, and efficient service to clients of all sizes, adding value with my unmatched experience (over $40 billion in transaction value to date). 


I was a partner at Sheppard Mullin for 12 years and at Brown Raysman for six years before that.


During Web 1.0, I founded Passport New Media, raising $7.5 million in venture capital and launching our critically acclaimed children's Internet service, Your Own World.

Prior to forming Passport, I served as Vice President & General Counsel at americast, a joint venture of The Walt Disney Corporation and several of the Baby Bell telephone companies to develop interactive digital television services.  I started my career at Irell & Manella.

Representative transactions available on request.

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J.D., UCLA School of Law '91

B.A. with High Honors, Wesleyan University '86

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Recognition:

  • Best Lawyer in America, Information Technology Law, Best Lawyers, 2010-2020

  • Top Entertainment Attorney, Variety's Legal Impact Report, 2017

  • LA's Most Influential Digital Media and E-Commerce Lawyer, LA Business Journal, 2014

  • Media, Technology and Telecoms, Legal 500, 2008, 2010-2017

  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014

  • "Dealmaker of the Week," American Lawyer Magazine, July 31, 2009

  • Leading Lawyers for Business in the IT and IT Outsourcing field in California, Chambers USA, 2006-2013

  • Which Lawyer?, Outsourcing & IT, Practical Law Company, 2009, 2011, 2012

  • "Top 100 Lawyers in California," Daily Journal, 2010

  • Finisher, L'Etape du Tour, 2018 & 2019

 

BRIAN PASS LAW

10250 Constellation Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90067

(310) 990-0210