Brad Simon

Brad Simon

Seasoned General Counsel and Tech Transactions Attorney

Richmond
Massachusetts
Licensed in
CA, MA
University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law

"As always, Brad is amazing. He's quick and is always looking out for my company."

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Brad is a Harvard (LLM) and Berkeley (JD) trained business-savvy technology and licensing transactions attorney with over 20 years of in-house and large law firm experience, with a passion for working with digital media, technology, and interactive entertainment companies. Brad has represented numerous organizations at the executive management level from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on the West and East coasts, including MTV, IAC Applications, About, and PlayFirst. Brad has been awarded the First Chair prize for Top General Counsel in 2014 and 2016.

Brad is a trained mediator and holds additional degrees from Brown and University
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"Great working with Brad as always!!"


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"Brad was great to work with! He went above and beyond at understanding my specific needs and implementing them. He was extremely knowledgeable and had great solutions to all of my problems. I will be working with Brad for all of my attorney needs! 10/10"

Advise on Contract Regarding Sale of Music Content
Posted on Feb 28, 2017
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"Brad is excellent. I am a small business owner in the tech space and needed an agreement for my clients. He crafted a detailed, thoughtful agreement that provided me with all the flexibility I need and explained all key points in detail. He was also very responsive, I would work with him again."

Draft Sales Agreement
Posted on Feb 28, 2017
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"Brad and I worked very closely together for a number of years....the first few of which were with a tiny group of people just trying to keep the company alive. Brad was wonderful to work with. His ability to manage the fine balance between the legal risks for the company and the need for revenue and revenue driven actions coming from Sales, differentiated him from many corporate lawyers I'd worked with previously. Brad was also amazingly responsive and turned things around, especially for those of us in sales, on a dime. In addition, Brad was just a wonderful person to around and work with on a daily basis."

Legal services supporting online sales for pioneering casual game and online film company (AtomFilms and Shockwave.com)
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"Brad Simon is a first-class, highly efficient, effective and results oriented legal expert. Extremely knowledgeable in the video game space between software publishing, retail / distribution, first-party, third-party and manufacturing details, Brad's approach is pragmatic, factual, and direct, always with keen sense of problem solving and proactive solutions oriented."

Legal services supporting all aspects of global video game company
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Work History

Law Office of Brad Simon

Principal

Jan 2017 - Present

The Law Office of Brad Simon provides highly experienced, responsive, and cost effective representation for digital media, Internet, SaaS/app/software and video game companies — with a special focus on start-ups — for their licensing, contracting, privacy, and other product counsel needs.
Clients include: Take-Two Interactive, Invitae, Token Transit, Xero, Healthie, GreatHorn, & Creative Market.

Jan 2017 - Present

IAC Applications

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Aug 2014 - Sep 2016

Responsible for overseeing all legal and compliance matters for largest division of IAC consisting of several leading software companies across multiple platforms reaching over one hundred million users worldwide: browser /search (Mindspark and APN), mobile (Apalon), and desktop (Slimware).

Aug 2014 - Sep 2016

About.com

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Nov 2012 - Aug 2014

Led legal affairs for a highly profitable Internet company of over 200 employees and 1,000 writers that provides expert content to 90 million unique monthly visitors through About.com and other web properties.

Nov 2012 - Aug 2014

Take-Two Interactive (T2)

Vice President and Counsel

May 2012 - Nov 2012

Partnered throughout the company to advise on, draft and negotiate in-game advertising agreements, trademark, content, music, and merchandise license agreements, software development and publishing agreements, technology agreements, and marketing agreements, all for AAA game titles - NBA 2K, Borderlands, and Bioshock.

May 2012 - Nov 2012

Beyond Oblivion

Deputy General Counsel and Vice President

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012

Negotiated complex music licensing agreements and provided corporate, privacy, HR and other legal services for NewCorp funded music technology start up.

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012

MTV Networks

Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs

Aug 2009 - Feb 2011

Led global legal and business affairs team of leading video game developer (Harmonix) and publisher (MTV Games) of Rock Band and Dance Central products, serving on senior management teams of both entities until the business was sold.

Aug 2009 - Feb 2011

PlayFirst

Vice President and General Counsel

Jul 2004 - Jul 2009

Oversaw all business and legal affairs for pioneering casual game company.

Jul 2004 - Jul 2009
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