Jim Gatto is a partner at Sheppard Mullin in the firm’s Washington, DC office. He is Team Leader of the firm’s Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency team, Social Media and Games team and Open Source team. He has 35 years of experience focused on all aspects of intellectual property, internet and technology law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and open source. Jim has a heavy focus on interactive entertainment (games, AR, VR, fantasy sports, esports) blockchain, cryptocurrency, crypto games and online gambling. Jim regularly advises clients on offensive and defensive IP strategies, licensing and technology transactions and agreements, and regulatory issues and technology litigation, especially those driven by new business models and/or disruptive technology.