Rusty Weiss, partner and co-chairman of Morrison & Foerster's Entertainment and Technology practice, has been named head of a new videogame practice at the international law firm. The practice wil

Rusty Weiss, partner and co-chairman of Morrison & Foerster's Entertainment and Technology practice, has been named head of a new videogame practice at the international law firm. The practice will focus on the convergence of Hollywood and the videogame industry.

"The videogame industry on a gross-revenue basis is larger than the motion picture industry," says Los Angeles-based Weiss. "With the videogame crossover into Hollywood and with outsourcing overseas at an all-time high, there is a real need for both international and domestic expertise."

Morrison & Foerster represents William Morris, the Walt Disney Co., Paramount, Sega, Konami, Atari, LucasArts and many others in the game and entertainment industries. The videogame practice will consist of more than 20 transactional and litigation attorneys and will draw from the company's 19 offices, including those in L.A., London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Weiss served as counsel in the motion picture division of Columbia Pictures, as well as in the business and legal affairs department of Disney Interactive.

Chris Marlowe, The Hollywood Reporter

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