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Christopher Drews


New Media




Technology, New Media, Entertainment and Product Attorney

Chris Drews is a seasoned Technology, Entertainment, New Media and Product attorney with over 25 years experience practicing in Los Angeles, California. Chris spent nearly 20 of those years with The Walt Disney Company where he served as Deputy Chief Counsel overseeing Business and Legal Affairs for Disney’s interactive, new media, video game and mobile segments.

Chris opened his boutique Santa Monica practice in 2020 to assist technology and media companies large and small navigate complex commercial transactions, and to serve as outside General Counsel to burgeoning ventures. Having served on the client side of the profession for most of his career, Chris uniquely understands the legal needs and budgetary pressures facing companies of any scale. Accordingly, Chris brings a very practical, business-first approach to his legal services by cutting through much of the unnecessary bureaucracy and over-lawyering that frequently burdens commercial transactions. Delivering superior legal services with practicality and cost efficiency is Chris’s sole objective. If you or your company have any technology or commercial legal needs, please do not hesitate to reach out. We would be happy to help!

Practice Areas

Technology & Complex Transactions

  • Software Licensing and Development
  • App Development & Distribution
  • SaaS, PaaS, Technology Subscriptions
  • Professional Services / MSA
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Rights & Assignment Agreements
  • New Media, Apps & Video Games

  • Game Development & Publishing
  • First Party Developer Program
  • Evaluation Agreements
  • Talent & Appearance Release
  • Platform Agreements
  • Podcast & Content Licenses
  • Digital & Consumer Products

  • Global Product Launch
  • Development and Distribution
  • Product Integrity
  • Intellectual Property
  • Portfolio Management
  • IP License Agreement
  • Internet, Social Media & Advertising

  • FTC Compliance
  • Endorsement & Disclosures
  • Influencer & Multi-channel Network
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Contests & Sweepstakes
  • Event Sponsorships
  • Privacy & Data Compliance

  • Data Regulatory Compliance
  • Privacy, data protection, GDPR, CCPA
  • E-commerce & Internet Law
  • Risk Management
  • Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate General Counsel

  • Employment & Consulting
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process & Policy Development
  • Dispute Resolution & Settlement

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    Engagement Models

    Traditional Engagement

    Reasonable Hourly Rates

    Monthly Retainer

    Bank of Hours

    Fractional General Counsel

    Quarterly or Annual Engagement