Adam Gertz


Throughout Adam's career, he has been a tireless advocate for player and creator rights and has negotiated hundreds of player and content creator agreements with top tier esports orgs along with countless brands, agencies, and production companies. In addition to his work in esports, Adam also oversees much of Morrison Cooper's video game and entertainment practice and has successfully represented numerous game publishers and developers in all manner of transactions including game publishing, employment and contractor matters, IP and merchandise licensing, and, when necessary, disputes. As to the latter, Adam has brokered settlements for numerous clients, without the need to resort to costly, uncertain, and time consuming litigation.In his free time, when he's not playing the latest open world masterpiece or being carried in an FPS by his friends and colleagues, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife, his two daughters, and their dog Cora.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Esports Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Video Game Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Articles, Publications, and Lectures

  • Judge: Villanova Law Esports Negotiation Competition, November 2021
  • Podcast: Episode #136: Esports Law, Talent Best Practices, E3 Obsolete, FBI Esports Task Force, Business of Esports Podcast June 17 2021
  • Panelist: The Player Specialist, Esports Bar Association, April 2021
  • Panelist: Content Creation and Esports: An Introduction to the Future of Gaming The Sports, Entertainment, Fashion, and Art Law Society (SEFA) First Annual Symposium, March 2021
  • Deadliest Catch: Towards a Framework for Combating IUU Fishing in Somalia, SW J. INT’L LAW 19 (2)
  • Not Your Average ROM Com: No Love Lost As Video Game ’Emulators’ Get Legal Blast From Nintendo, The Biederman Blog, 2018

Bar Admissions

  • California


Southwestern Law School

  • Juris Doctor, 2013

George Washington University

  • B.A., International Affairs, 2008