Professional Biography

Andrew H. Grant Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6376

    F +1.206.359.9000

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099

    +1.206.359.6376

    AGrant@perkinscoie.com

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Overview

As a business attorney and product counsel, Andrew Grant focuses his practice on businesses with technology as a core asset. Andrew works with his clients to successfully implement their business strategy and grow their business by providing strategic advice, contract negotiation and contract negotiation strategy, product or service launch and distribution counsel and technology commercialization strategy.

Andrew focuses on developing innovative and cost-effective legal solutions to business challenges for the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, interactive entertainment, software-as-a-service (SaaS), software, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Internet of Things (IoT), outdoor and retail industries by helping to create alignment across every stage of development and commercialization, from research and development and securing raw materials to licensing, distribution and retail.

Andrew’s work includes assisting clients in getting their products and services to consumers as efficiently and obstacle-free as possible. Andrew advises his technology focused clients on platform implementation, technology and intellectual property protection, licensing and commercialization, open-source software and other strategic transactions, while advising outdoor and retail clients on foreign and domestic manufacturing, product design, development and distribution, e-commerce strategy and other strategic transactions.

Recently, he has enjoyed advising augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) platform providers on content development, content acquisition and distribution, creation and launch of content marketplaces, privacy and data security, health, safety and other issues, in addition to advising Machine Learning and SaaS solution providers on intellectual property, licensing and customer engagement strategy.

Andrew’s representative clients include Xnor.ai, Reply.ai, Oculus VR, Microsoft, Microsoft Studios, Outdoor Voices, HeroClip, MODE Studios, Backcountry.com, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Big Fish Games, Amazon Game Studios, Scopely and MetaArcade.

Product and Legal Counsel to Outdoor, Gaming and Technology Companies

Selected in 2018 by the Outdoor Industry Association for its prestigious Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy, Andrew represents outdoor brands and retailers in a wide range of commercial transactions. His holistic view of product development and distribution supports clients’ long-term goals while addressing immediate issues in manufacturing and distribution, product and service commercialization, OEM transactions, technology licensing, IoT strategy, digital media and advertising, promotions and marketing.

Andrew mitigates the roadblocks and risks that can arise across the product cycle. He helps clients deepen their customer relationships through operational agreements connected to distribution, third-party fulfillment and direct-to-consumer strategies. For one client, a leading sports apparel brand seeking to increase sales efficiencies, Andrew successfully advised on reconfiguring its front-end e-commerce solution and back-end point of sale and inventory management systems.

Andrew served as a Perkins Coie Interactive Entertainment Industry Fellow in 2009, during which he immersed himself in the industry, including the use of virtual currencies in online environments. Today, his IE clients encompass the full range of industry participants, including publishers, developers, distributors, social networks, hardware manufacturers and various game-enhancement service providers.

In the community, Andrew currently serves as the chair of the program committee for The Moyer Foundation, a Seattle- and Philadelphia-based organization focused on providing resources and programs for children and families affected by grief and addiction.

Professional Recognition

  • Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, 2018 - 2019

Professional Leadership

  • Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy, Outdoor Industry Association, Class 3, 2018

Community Involvement

  • Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards, Judge, 2018
  • The Moyer Foundation, Board of Trustees, Program Committee Chair, 2018; Member, 2017 – present

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA, Summer Associate, 2008
  • Insightful Corporation, Seattle, WA, Legal Intern, 2007 - 2008
  • Symetra Financial, Bellevue, WA, Customer Service Representative, 2005 - 2006
  • ACT Wastewater Treatment Systems LLC, Spokane, WA, Marketing Consultant, 2004

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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
  • Gonzaga University, B.B.A., Finance and International Business, 2005