Kate Hollist

 Associate

Kate is an experienced litigator who focuses on video game law, speech, intellectual property disputes, and preparing for and defending against government regulatory actions.

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 127

Email Address

[email protected]

Kate Hollist

 Associate

Kate is an experienced litigator who focuses on video game law, speech, intellectual property disputes, and preparing for and defending against government regulatory actions.

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 127

Email Address

[email protected]

Kate navigates dynamic legal issues in emerging technologies for developers and end users alike.

Kate represents businesses and consumers alike in a variety of internet-related litigation and non-litigation matters, including intellectual property, defamation, terms of service and user agreements, privacy agreements and EU GDPR and COPPA compliance, and eSports contracts.

Kate’s work on eSports law has been cited over 70 times by subsequent authors, and she has been invited to speak on regulatory concerns within the eSports industry. As an attorney she represents game developers and players alike in a variety of legal topics that arise in the gaming context, including both digital topics such as the DMCA and CDA and more traditional issues such as contract negotiation, employment and labor law issues, and defamation claims.

In an industry where success can be defined by actions per minute, regulators are responding on a lag. I help identify best practices so that my clients aren't caught off-guard when the laws catch up to the technologies.

In addition to her work on video game law, Kate represents other clients in the various issues they encounter in the internet space, including ensuring regulatory compliance, drafting terms of service and privacy policies, and litigating violations of user agreements. Kate’s broad litigation experience allows her to deploy a variety of creative solutions while remaining mindful of the potential legal implications of her client’s decisions. Her focus is to help her clients find practical, workable solutions in a legal landscape that is in constant flux. 

Kate graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and is licensed to practice in Arizona.
 

EDUCATION

Brigham Young University, B.A.

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Arizona (2016)

United States District Court for the District of Arizona (2016)

MEMBERSHIPS

Internet Law Leadership Summit

Additional Attributes for Kate Hollist

  • Drafted a software development agreement for the creation of a mobile game
  • Represented a livestreamer in a dispute with Twitch over an unfair ban
  • Stopped a former customer from defaming a company on Yelp! and social media after the business relationship soured
  • Secured transfer of a disputed domain name for a website used to criticize a former employer
  • Protected a content creator's copyrighted material from being used by a competitor
  • Obtained seven-figure compensation from an online hosting company who failed to enact a policy against repeat infringers
  • Resolved a contentious trademark dispute involving a franchise owner without the need for litigation
  • Utlized web archiving tools to withstand a motion to dismiss on a warranty claim
  • Appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court to have a state statute declared unconstitutional
Publications Representative Matters
  • Drafted a software development agreement for the creation of a mobile game
  • Represented a livestreamer in a dispute with Twitch over an unfair ban
  • Stopped a former customer from defaming a company on Yelp! and social media after the business relationship soured
  • Secured transfer of a disputed domain name for a website used to criticize a former employer
  • Protected a content creator's copyrighted material from being used by a competitor
  • Obtained seven-figure compensation from an online hosting company who failed to enact a policy against repeat infringers
  • Resolved a contentious trademark dispute involving a franchise owner without the need for litigation
  • Utlized web archiving tools to withstand a motion to dismiss on a warranty claim
  • Appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court to have a state statute declared unconstitutional

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