The McArthur Law Firm is a boutique intellectual property firm for companies in the digital community and especially for software companies, app developers, video game companies, and entertainment companies trying to protect their brands and products.
Stephen McArthur, Founding Attorney
Stephen McArthur is a video game attorney and avid gamer. His clients’ video games have billions of downloads worldwide and have ranked as the #1 gaming mobile apps in over 50 countries.
Before founding The McArthur Law Firm, Stephen was an attorney for several years each at the premier national law firms of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in NYC and Irell & Manella in Los Angeles. He has represented clients such as Blackberry, Rovio, and the RIAA on sophisticated intellectual property matters, and was a member of the team that won the M&A Deal of the Year Award for its role in the $4.5 billion sale of a patent portfolio, the single largest sale of patents in history.
Today, Stephen spends his time counseling clients on trademark and copyright issues in the video game industry and helping them protect their valuable brands through IP registration, enforcement, and litigation. Stephen is a member of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).
Stephen was named a 2016, 2017, and 2018 “Super Lawyers” Rising Star. Martindale Hubbell has recently awarded Stephen a perfect 5.0 AV-Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. Avvo has also rated him a perfect 10.0 and awarded Stephen its 2015 Clients’ Choice award for Intellectual Property. In 2018, Los Angeles Magazine named him one of the top 100 Up-And-Coming Attorneys in California.
Stephen earned his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 2007 where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems.
Stephen can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.