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Emma C. Smizer is an associate in the Interactive Entertainment and Privacy & Data Groups at Frankfurt Kurnit. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional in U.S. data privacy laws (CIPP/US). Her work includes transactional matters for interactive entertainment publishers and developers, with a focus on the cross-section of data privacy and technology agreements.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Smizer interned with the firm’s Interactive Entertainment Group, assisting on matters involving video games, advertising, data privacy, and the web3 space. During her time in law school, Ms. Smizer interned at a variety of firms, gaining experience in television and film production, music licensing, intellectual property, and esports.
Ms. Smizer earned her J.D. from LMU Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. As a law student, Ms. Smizer co-founded the Legal Name & Gender Marker Change Project, a pro bono clinic that provides legal services to the transgender and non-binary communities in the Greater Los Angeles area. During the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, she volunteered with the Small Businesses Law Student Support Program of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, assisting small businesses seeking to access CARES Act benefits. Ms. Smizer also served as President of OUTLaw and the Entertainment and Sports Law Society.
Ms. Smizer is a member of the Esports Bar Association, where she serves on the Publications Committee, and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is admitted to practice in California.
LMU Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., 2022)
-Published Epic Games v. Apple: Tech-Tying and the Future of Antitrust, Volume 41, Issue 3, of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review
University of California, Irvine (B.A., 2017)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
Legal Issues on the Horizon: AI, Blockchain, and Beyond
Zach Lewis and Emma C. Smizer co-lead the “Legal Issues on the Horizon: AI, Blockchain, and Beyond” panel during Frankfurt Kurnit’s The Legal Side of Video Games event in San Francisco.
March 23 2023
Alykkat’s Twitch Livestream: Ask an Attorney
Emma C. Smizer is a speaker on Alyssa Sweetman (Alykkat’s) Twitch livestream, discussing what video game attorneys do for work. View the video here.
March 14 2023
2022 Esports Bar Association Annual Conference
Emma C. Smizer moderates the Streaming & Content Creation panel at the Esports Bar Association Annual Conference. Details here.
October 31 2022
Loyola OutLaw Alumni Panel
Emma C. Smizer speaks on the Loyola Outlaw Alumni Panel during the 50th Anniversary History Week for OutLaw. Register here.
October 18 2022
PAX West 2022
Saphya Council and Emma C. Smizer present, “Crafting Contracts for Music in Games (13+)” at PAX West in Seattle. Read more.
September 5 2022
news & press
Loot Box Litigation Lessons For Game Developers
Saphya Council and Emma Smizer wrote the expert analysis column, “Loot Box Litigation Lessons For Game Developers” published in Law360. Read more.