Of Counsel / LOS ANGELES,
Of Counsel / LOS ANGELES
Jim Charne is a California, New York, New Jersey, and Wisconsin lawyer with a long private and in-house practice history at the intersection of technology, entertainment, music, interactive games and apps, social media, and Internet commerce. After a first career as a marketing executive and attorney in the music industry, Mr. Charne joined Activision in 1983 when it was still a venture-backed start-up. At Activision, he produced classic videogames for Atari and Mattel systems, and wrote some of Activision’s very first third party development contracts. In his private practice, Mr. Charne advises clients in all aspects of entertainment transactions, software technology, interactive games and apps, commercial software solutions, and music related matters. His experience in computer software, video games, and other technology-based entertainment extends back to the formative days of the category.
Prior to joining Gerard Fox Law, from the time of his California bar admission in 1996, Mr. Charne was a sole practitioner in Santa Monica, CA.
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