Christ, Roxanne E.

Roxanne E. Christ

Retired Partner

Roxanne Christ retired from the partnership in December 2016. Ms. Christ was Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department. Her practice focused on intellectual property, technology and media transactions, including both US-based and China-based cross-border acquisitions and dispositions of intellectual property portfolios; commercial loans secured by copyrights, patents and trademarks; securitizations of receivables arising from copyrighted works; licensing and strategic alliance agreements; and purchases, sales and restructurings of technology and media assets in bankruptcy. 

For several consecutive years, Ms. Christ had been recognized by Legal 500 US guides as a leading attorney in Technology, video and online gaming corporate advice and the Legal 500 US: Volume II - Intellectual Property, Media, Technology & Telecoms. As noted in the Chambers USA guide, Ms. Christ is considered by clients to be "one of the leaders in the burgeoning video game industry.” In 2010, she was selected by Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the “Top 40 Lawyers” in Los Angeles for work in interactive media. Ms. Christ previously served as Co-chair of the Publications Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Special Committee on Computer Gaming and Virtual Worlds.

Media Coverage

Ms. Christ has been cited in several publications, including:

  • “Bitcoins gain ground, may presage a financial system sea change,” Daily Journal, September 3, 2013
  • “Sobeys / Safeway; The Work,” The American Lawyer, August 28, 2013
  • “Dealmakers: Mergers & Acquisitions – Latham, Sidley guide $94 million acquisition by Demand Media,“ Daily Journal, June 28, 2013
  • “Latham, S&C Lead on Safeway's $5.7 Billion Canada Exit,” Thomson Reuters, June 13, 2013
  • "E3 Expo Highlights Digital Deals," Daily Journal, June 8, 2012
  • "Video Game Industry A Boon To Lawyers," Law 360, August 19, 2011
  • "Modern Warfare’s Jason West, Vince Zampella vs. Activision," USA Today, May 29, 2012
  • Paying for pixels: Virtual goods are worth real money—and cause real dilemmas,” The Economist, December 10, 2011

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Christ has spoken at numerous industry events, including:

  • “Law and the Future of Gaming,” Game Business Law: International Summit on the Law and Business of Video Games, SMU Dedman School of Law and the Guildhall at SMU, Dallas, TX, January 24-25, 2013
  • “Wanna Bet? The Future of E-Sports and Gambling in Gaming,” Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 25-29, 2013
  • “Globalization—Doing Business with Chinese Companies, ” Game Business & Legal Affairs, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, May 20-21, 2013
  • “Video Game Law 101, Recent Legislative Developments in Online Games and Gaming,” National Business Institute, Video Game Law Teleconference, April 10, 2012
  • “Investment and M&A Trends,” American Bar Association, Video Games & Digital Media Conference Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2012
  • “On-Ramps and Off-Ramps: Positioning Your Company for Growth and Sale,” Game Business law Summit, SMU Dedman School of Law and the Guildhall at SMU, Dallas, TX, January 26-27, 2011 


  • JD, Loyola Law School, 1985
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982