Matthew Tsuei

Associate

Matt graduated from Loyola Law School with a concentration in entertainment law and completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA with a film, TV, and digital media minor. He has focused the majority of his legal career in the entertainment and branding space, drafting various deals concerning licensing, publishing, development and assisting in the exponential growth of a multi-million-dollar start-up in the toys & games space from inception.

Prior to joining us at IE Law Group, Matt was Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Funny Or Die and was influential in the premiere of two feature films, multiple television shows, and producing digital content for all streaming platforms.  Matt also was previously counsel at a consumer brands start up where he helped launch numerous products for YouTube influencers in the toys/games, health/beauty, and food industries. Matt began his career as a civil litigator in the employment, family law, and business law spaces where he handled all aspects of trial preparation concerning copyright, trademark, product liability, wage & hour and harassment cases.

While in law school, he was active in pro bono work and volunteered for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles while also interning at prominent entertainment litigation firms. He excelled in his Law of Video Games and Virtual Worlds coursework which was the impetus for pursuing his passion for working in video games. Currently, he serves on the executive committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing video games, cycling, watching and playing all sports really, comic books, musicals, traveling and finding the best foods.


AFFILIATIONS

  • Video Game Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association – Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section

GO TO VIDEO GAMES

  •  NBA 2k20
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The Last of Us 2
  • Call of Duty
  • Pokémon Go (still)
  • Clash Royale (still)
  • Batman Arkham Collection
  • Just Dance
  • Chrono Trigger