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
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
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
User Generated Content, Influencers, App Development
Patent and Trademark Licensing, Non-Disclosure Agreements
GENERAL OUTSIDE COUNSEL
Advice and Strategy, Business Planning, Crisis Management
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.
J.D., UCLA School of Law '91
B.A. with High Honors, Wesleyan University '86
Best Lawyer in America, Information Technology Law, Best Lawyers, 2010-2022
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
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