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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Operating a Company - The Day to Day Routine
Speaker(s): David Baszucki, Jim Charne, Don Daglow, Gary Gattis, Bill Graner, Jeffrey Lapin, James Niesewand, Dan Offner, David Rosenbaum, Rob Shillingsburg
Company Name(s): ROBLOX, Law Offices James Charne, Daglow Entertainment, Spacetime Studios, Crater House, WWTX, LLC, Illyriad Games, Loeb & Loeb, Law Offices of David S Rosenbaum, Jetbolt Games
Track / Format: Game Dev Start-Up Summit

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Overview: The back-office side of game developers. Areas to be discussed include hiring and firing employees; capturing ownership of all work product; developing an employee handbook - setting policies like vacation, leave, nondiscrimination; the importance of cementing "employment at will;" employee non-competes and moonlighting; incentive compensation - does a stock option plan make sense?; management - developing and filling out an organizational chart; insurance considerations - what do you need and when?; setting reporting structure; how your lawyer, insurance broker, and accountant can make life easier.

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David Baszucki


Jim Charne

Law Offices James Charne

Don Daglow

Daglow Entertainment

Gary Gattis

Spacetime Studios

Bill Graner

Crater House

Jeffrey Lapin


James Niesewand

Illyriad Games

Dan Offner

Loeb & Loeb

David Rosenbaum

Law Offices of David S Rosenbaum

Rob Shillingsburg

Jetbolt Games

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Game Dev Start-Up Summit