Ghaith Mahmood, Global Vice Chair of the firm's Data Technology & Transactions Practice, advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property and technology transactions – from developing, licensing, and commercializing IP assets, to advising on the IP aspects of strategic transactions.

Mr. Mahmood handles a full spectrum of IP and technology matters, including:

  • Licensing agreements involving technology, software, trademarks, and/or content
  • Strategic alliances, partnerships, and joint ventures
  • Video game development and publishing agreements
  • Manufacture, supply, and resale agreements
  • Open-source licensing
  • Customer and end-user arrangements
  • Consumer protection and advertising matters
  • Licensing and other commercial issues surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

Mr. Mahmood is one of the leaders of the firm’s Video Gaming and Esports Practice Group, the firm’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force, and a key member of the firm’s Global Digital Assets & Web3 Practice (with a particular focus on non-fungible token technologies).

He also regularly collaborates with corporate colleagues to provide counseling on IP and technology matters in the context of:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate financings
  • Bankruptcy and restructurings

Drawing on experience with both traditional and innovative technologies, Mr. Mahmood regularly advises companies in the following technology sectors:

  • Adtech
  • Blockchain and digital assets
  • Digital and social media
  • Digital health
  • E-commerce
  • Information technology
  • Software
  • Transportation
  • Video games
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Complementing his commercial work, Mr. Mahmood passionately advocates for pro bono clients in the technology industry, and also serves as lead counsel representing asylum seekers, abused children, and the homeless.

Mr. Mahmood’s representative clients include:

Strategic Alliances and Licensing

  • American Airlines
  • Endeavor
  • MicroStrategy
  • Nestle USA
  • World Surf League/Kelly Slater Wave Company
  • ZipRecruiter

Artificial Intelligence

  • a16z
  • OpenAI
  • Perplexity
  • Plai Labs
  • Snap, Inc.
  • Stability AI
  • Thomson Reuters (CoCounsel)
  • Vermillio

Blockchain and NFT Matters

  • a16z crypto
  • Aptos
  • Ava Labs
  • Bastion
  • Burnt Finance
  • Celestia
  • Chainlink
  • Chiru Labs (Azuki)
  • Dapper Labs
  • Doodles
  • EigenLayr
  • Lattice Labs
  • OpenSea
  • Polygon
  • Story Protocol
  • Zora

Video Game and Interactive Entertainment Matters

  • Azra Games
  • Insomniac Games
  • MBC Game Studios
  • Netease
  • Plai Labs
  • Redemption Games
  • Rough House Games
  • Riot Games
  • Savvy Gaming
  • Sea Ltd.
  • Skydance
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Star Atlas
  • Tencent
  • Zynga

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, New York University School of Law
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles