areas of expertise
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)
University of California, Irvine (B.A., 2017)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
Behind the Screen: Legal Issues in the Video Game Industry
September 21 2023
VGBA Summit 2023
May 23 2023
Frankfurt Kurnit’s Tech Law Summit
Please join us for Frankfurt Kurnit's inaugural Tech Law Summit at our offices in downtown Manhattan on Thursday, May 4, 2023. The event will be held in person only, and space is limited. Read more.
May 4 2023
Legal Issues on the Horizon: AI, Blockchain, and Beyond
March 23 2023
Alykkat’s Twitch Livestream: Ask an Attorney
March 14 2023
2022 Esports Bar Association Annual Conference
October 31 2022
Loyola OutLaw Alumni Panel
October 18 2022
news & press
What the FTC-Microsoft COPPA Action means for the Gaming Sector
Last week, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission announced a 20 million dollar settlement with Microsoft for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Read more.