In his role as senior corporate counsel for Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Nick focuses on supporting Wizards' digital initiatives and strategies for its awarding winning brands: Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Duel Masters and Avalon Hill.
Prior to joining Wizards of the Coast, Nick was a senior attorney with the Hughes Media Law Group where he provided legal counsel to clients on a variety of intellectual property issues including strategic business development, video and casual gaming, and drafting and negotiating various online services, media development and marketing agreements. Nick also served as the Intellectual Property Licensing Manager for Microsoft Game Studios, where he focused on negotiating and drafting copyright, trademark, development, publishing and marketing agreements for videogame production. Additionally, he oversaw Microsoft Game Studios' music strategy and cross-group music initiatives with the Zune Music Player and Service, working on such well known franchises as Halo, Gears of War, Forza Motorsport, Viva Piñata and Project Gotham Racing.
As legal extern of the Corbis Corporation, Nick was responsible for investigating and negotiating copyright infringement and providing legal assessments to customer service teams and was a summer intern for Federal Magistrate, the Hon. Monica J. Benton.
Before his legal career, he co-owned and operated a successful music promotion and artist management company in the Seattle area specializing in special event booking, onsite event coordination and promotions.
In addition to Wizards of the Coast, Nick is the immediate past Chair of the Northwest Chapter of the Copyright Society of the United States of America, a member of the Washington Lawyers for the Arts and he sits on the Advisory Board for the Viet Nam Children's Village Fund, a charitable organization that works to build schools and provide educational opportunities for children along the rural villages of the Mekong Delta.
Wizards of the Coast
Senior Corporate Counsel
1600 Lind Avenue SW, Suite 400
Renton, Washington 98057
Phone: (425) 254.2262
- IP Licensing Lab