Chris Reid serves as in-house counsel for Tilting Point, a mobile game publishing and growth company in New York, where he oversees all legal aspects of the business, including licensing IP for games, negotiating the terms of publishing and development deals, enforcing IP rights, and managing data privacy policies. Chris has served on the New York City Bar Association’s Information Technology and Cyberlaw Committee and as a member of the State Bar’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section’s Copyright and Trademark committee. He is an advocate of legal education for new and experienced game developers alike; In addition to running frequent legal education classes with Playcrafting NYC, he has spoken on game legal issues at GDC, PAX East, Gamescom, IndieCade: East, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the International Fordham IP Conference.
Chris’ career in game law was inevitable the day his older brother forced him (at 6 years old) to sign an unfair contract forbidding him from touching the floppy disks containing the family’s Apple ][e games. Chris began his legal career working for the Legal Aid Society, representing poor tenants in Brooklyn Housing Court. He then worked several years as an intellectual property associate with Ropes and Gray LLP,working on a variety of complex litigation and transnational intellectual property matters. Prior to joining Tilting Point, Chris had been inspired by the explosion of indie development, which led him to start his own firm in 2013, with the goal of making sure developers and games industry professionals of all kinds could have access to affordable, legal help from a knowledgeable fellow gamer.