David B. Hoppe is the founder and managing partner of Gamma Law. Mr. Hoppe is an experienced international transactional lawyer and a recognized authority on emerging legal issues in high-growth media/technology sectors, including video games and esports, blockchain and digital assets, VR/AR/XR, and digital media/entertainment.
Over a career spanning nearly three decades, based in New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Stockholm, and Helsinki, Mr. Hoppe has advised clients ranging from the world’s largest corporations to founders and early-stage startups on matters ranging from international debt and equity financings, venture capital and M&A transactions, to high-value content and technology licensing agreements, film/TV option agreements, and crypto/blockchain regulatory compliance.
Mr. Hoppe is a frequent speaker in the United States and internationally on cutting-edge legal topics and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg Law, ABC News, and CNBC. He is the author of Esports in Court, Crimes in VR, and the 51% Attack (Vision 2020 Press, 2020), a collection of observations, anecdotes, analyses, and opinions concerning current news stories in media/technology.
Prior to founding Gamma Law, Mr. Hoppe was a senior associate with the global law firm White & Case LLP, based in New York, and was in-house international counsel for Excite.com, a Nasdaq-listed internet portal, in Silicon Valley. He also served as North America general counsel for Capcom, the Japanese video game publisher while maintaining his outside law practice.
Proficient in spoken and written Japanese, Mr. Hoppe lived and worked in Japan for several years. He is a member of the Japan Society of Northern California and a frequent presenter at the Japan Online Game Association (JOGA) in Tokyo. He is a member of the International Bar Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, among various other professional and industry organizations.