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Ferraro, Eric

Music & Digital Media Attorney, Bullivant Houser & Bailey PC

Eric Ferraro

Eric Ferraro, Esq. is a capital shareholder in the corporate and intellectual property practice groups of Bullivant, Houser & Bailey PC. He concentrates his practice on the representation of private and public emerging and growth companies in the technology and digital media sectors, and the investors and financial services firms that focus on those industries. With over 16 years of practical legal and business experience in private practice, as in-house counsel, and as a technology company founder and investor, Eric brings an integrated counseling approach to his clients, balancing legal protection and corporate best practices with business, technical, investment and strategic considerations.

As a founder of IRIS Distribution, a digital media services company, Eric has particular expertise in digital media law and is the Chair of the firm’s Social Media and Gaming practice. His media and technology clients include enterprise software and mobile developers, social media and gaming companies, Internet businesses, music and entertainment companies, and digital creative agencies. Eric advises his digital media clients on data security, online privacy, SaaS issues, content licensing, publishing and syndication, copyright and royalty administration, and regulatory issues relating to e-commerce, online advertising and Internet law under the DMCA, FTC Act and CAN-SPAM.

Eric counsels his clients in connection with entity formation and founder arrangements, corporate governance, seed and venture capital financing, employment and equity compensation matters, intellectual property protection, technology licensing and product distribution, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and SEC reporting and compliance. Eric also has significant experience in executive compensation transactions, often representing CEOs and executive teams in connection with high-value M&A transactions.

In Digital Media, Internet and Entertainment, Eric has represented a leading digital media distributor in content licensing deals with Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Sony, Rhapsody, Verizon, T-Mobile and other global media companies; advised a video game developer in publishing and development agreements with MTV Networks, Atari and other top entertainment brands; represented digital marketing agency in consumer marketing campaigns for Scion, PG&E and Electrolux; and represented record label in sync licensing agreement with HBO for Entourage, among others.

Eric has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer on multiple occasions by Law & Politics magazine. He is also an advisor to Founders Space. A strong supporter of the arts, Eric is actively involved in the community and with various charitable organizations. He serves as general counsel and sits on the board of directors of Artists for Literacy and is a panel attorney for California Lawyers for the Arts.