Zwillinger Genetski Partner Tapped for General Counsel, Entertainment Software Association
WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 21, 2011 — Zwillinger Genetski LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm focused on cutting-edge Internet issues, is proud to announce that co-founder Christian Genetski has been selected as the new Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). ESA is the U.S. trade association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet. Mr. Genetski will head the ESA’s legal group, which supports ESA member companies on anti-piracy, intellectual property policy, technology and e-commerce, and content regulation issues.
Marc Zwillinger, the Managing Partner of Zwillinger Genetski LLP, which shall be reorganized as ZwillGen PLLC, congratulates the ESA on its selection despite the resulting loss of one of the firm’s founders. “I’ve worked with Christian for 11 years, and I think that Christian is unquestionably the best person for the job. He is an excellent lawyer and a good friend. His selection is well-deserved and a credit to the excellent reputation that our firm has developed within the gaming industry.”
For his part, Mr. Genetski forecasts that ZwillGen’s success will continue unabated. “Starting this law firm has been immensely satisfying, both professionally and personally, but serving as General Counsel of The ESA is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. I’m grateful to the firm for its support of my transition, and fortunately, I know I leave the firm in good hands. ZwillGen has assembled an unparalleled group of bright, energetic lawyers, including leaders in the Internet field and is well-positioned for continued success. I have no doubt that Marc will lead this stellar group to even greater heights, and will continue to provide the sound judgment and sage counsel that has made him one of the most sought after Internet lawyers in the country.”
When Zwillinger Genetski LLP was founded it had four lawyers in Washington, D.C. After Christian’s departure, the firm will have seven lawyers in three cities and it plans to continue its growth by seeking new lawyers to join the firm.
Zwillinger Genetski lawyers have investigated, litigated and counseled on a wide range of Internet issues including cybercrime, information security, privacy, surveillance, subpoena compliance, online marketing, behavioral advertising, Internet gambling, satellite and videogame piracy, intellectual property theft, and more.