Stephen McArthur


Stephen McArthur is a video game lawyer and avid gamer. His clients’ video games have over a billion downloads worldwide and are the #1 gaming mobile apps in over 50 countries. 


Before founding The McArthur Law Firm, Stephen was an attorney for several years each at the premier firms of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in NYC and Irell & Manella in Los Angeles. 


Stephen began his career in the video game industry as an early eSports champion. He was ranked number one in the world at two different games, traveled around the world competing in numerous tournaments and world championships, and funded his law school tuition with the winnings. 


Today, Stephen spends his time counseling clients on trademark and copyright issues in the video game industry and helping them protect their valuable brands through IP registration, enforcement, and litigation. 

Stephen is a member of the International Game Developers Association and The Video Game Bar Association, an invitation-only group for the most elite attorneys in the video game industry.

Bar Admissions:



J.D., Columbia Law School, 2007 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2004 (magna cum laude)

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