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AI, Metaverse & Blockchain

ArentFox Schiff is operating at the cutting edge of AI, web3, metaverse, and blockchain innovation. We offer clients a 360-degree view of the opportunities and challenges in your rapidly evolving industry.

ArentFox Schiff is a top legal advisor in emerging technologies for global fashion brands, sports teams, athletes, media companies, and creators. Our team provides innovative business and legal strategies, spanning venture financing, token protocol development, licensing/royalty structures, SEC regulatory compliance, and AI-driven solutions.

AI Legal Services & Compliance Solutions

We deliver top-tier Artificial Intelligence (AI) legal services. Our skilled team of attorneys assists clients in navigating the intricate regulatory environment of AI. We cover aspects like GDPR, CCPA, and other data privacy and security regulations, safeguarding your business's compliance.

Our Comprehensive AI Legal Services

  • Regulatory Compliance: Assisting with adherence to data privacy and security laws, including GDPR, CCPA, and CPRA.
  • Contracts & Agreements: Drafting and negotiating AI-related contracts, such as licensing agreements, data sharing agreements, and service level agreements.
  • Intellectual Property Rights: Advising on fair use, authorship, ownership, copyrightability, and securing patents and trademarks for AI innovations.
  • Due Diligence: Performing thorough assessments on AI-related transactions to identify potential legal risks and liabilities.
  • Litigation: Representing clients in AI-related disputes, including intellectual property rights, data breaches, and bias.
  • Ethics & Transparency: Guiding clients on ethical considerations of AI and promoting responsible technology use and algorithmic transparency.
  • Risk Management: Developing strategies to manage potential legal risks involved in AI integration into businesses.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Ensuring seamless transitions and full legal compliance during AI-focused mergers and acquisitions.
  • Innovation & Development: Providing strategic legal advice for AI-driven business innovations.
  • Employment & Workplace: Navigating legal complexities of AI in the workplace, including labor laws, privacy concerns, and employee training programs.

How We Support Your Business

  • Delivering internal training on generative AI tools, use cases, and legal considerations for creating text, images, video, music, and code.
  • Crafting acceptable use policies and updating internal policies to accommodate generative AI.
  • Guiding on IP implications of using generative AI tools, covering copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, publicity, and privacy claims.
  • Implementing best practices to minimize the risk of trade secret disclosure or exposure of sensitive company data and information.
  • Ensuring compliance with GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, and other state laws and regulations.
  • Keeping clients informed on the latest AI regulations, trends, and industry best practices.
  • Collaborating with clients to create customized legal strategies aligned with their AI-driven business objectives and goals.
  • Providing ongoing legal support and consultation as clients expand their AI capabilities and explore new AI applications.

At ArentFox Schiff, we offer comprehensive AI legal services to ensure your business stays compliant, protected, and prepared for the future. With our knowledgeable guidance, you can confidently leverage the power of AI and navigate the ever-changing legal landscape with ease.

Web3, Metaverse & Blockchain

We advise on-chain/blockchain natives like token issuers, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), blockchain tech developers, NFT artists, and content creators, in addition to off-chain or traditional companies looking for advice around entry and protection.

While many law firms focus primarily on electronic payments, ArentFox Schiff takes an industry approach to provide counsel on the opportunities and challenges presented by Blockchain and digital assets.

In addition, our attorneys are at the forefront of the emerging Metaverse ecosystem. We counsel clients in every pillar of the Metaverse technology stack, including software and game developers, AR/VR hardware manufacturers, digital asset marketplaces, and brand owners looking to monetize their intellectual property in new ways. Among other engagements, we advised a global professional services firm on the acquisition of virtual land to host a new signature office building and counseled a major technology company on the development and marketing of state-of-the-art augmented reality devices that serve as gateways to the Metaverse.

What We Do

  • Fortune NFTy 50 NFT creators and blockchain venture funds in venture financing transactions
  • DAO formation and governance/treasury review
  • Cable networks, global fashion brands, and internationally-acclaimed artists in NFT development, minting, custody and platform partnership agreements
  • NFL, NBA, and MLS teams with crypto sponsorships
  • Professional athletes and media companies in connection with blockchain game development
  • Cryptocurrency payment processors
  • Private blockchain implementations