Roxanne E. Christ

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Roxanne E. Christ

Roxanne E. Christ

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Roxanne Christ, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, is a member of the Corporate Department. Ms. Christ’s practice focuses 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 has 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

Ms. Christ has recently handled matters on behalf of:

The Walt Disney Company
Sony Online Entertainment
Riot Games
RHI Entertainment,
Digital Artists Entertainment
Sonova Holdings
Takeda Pharmaceutical
Avery Dennison Corporation
Harrah’s Entertainment
New Horizon Interactive (former owner of Club Penguin)
Ganz (owner of Webkinz)
Perfect World Entertainment
Gigamedia Limited
Saban Capital
Yucaipa Companies

Ms. Christ also handles matters for numerous investment banks, commercial banks and private equity funds.

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Education
JD
Class of 1985

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BA
Class of 1982

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Memberships
Member

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Political Donations
$1,000
2007

Former Senator from New York

$1,000
2006

Representative from California's 28th Congressional District

$1,000
2006

Former Senator from New York

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Empire Co., Ltd., Sobeys, Inc. purchase CSL IT Services ULC from Safeway, Inc.

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Wanxiang America Corporation, Wanxiang Group Corp. purchase B456 Systems, Inc.

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Boyd Gaming Corporation purchases Shreveport Hotel Casino from Caesars License Co. LLC

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Los Angeles, CA, United States
2007 Milken Institute Global Conference

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Other Affiliations

Roxanne E. Christ is affiliated with Latham & Watkins LLP, Shelter Partnership, Inc.

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