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Nicholas Mitchell

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In his role as managing attorney for Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., Nick supports Wizards' corporate initiatives and strategies for its awarding winning brands: Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Duel Masters and Avalon Hill and oversees the group's day-today legal operations including intellectual property management, licensing and enforcement. Nick teaches Seattle University School of Law's Intellectual Property Licensing Lab (and has since 2010) and has also taught at the University of Washington School of Law.

Prior to joining Wizards of the Coast, Nick was the senior attorney with the Hughes Media Law Group providing legal counsel to clients on a variety of intellectual property issues including strategic business development, gaming, complex commercial transactions, promotions, marketing and enforcement. Nick also served as the intellectual property licensing manager for Microsoft Game Studios working on franchises such as Halo, Gears of War, Forza Motorsport and Project Gotham Racing. Additionally, he oversaw Microsoft Game Studios' music strategy and cross-group music initiatives with Xbox Music.

In addition to Wizards of the Coast, Nick is a past Chair of the Northwest Chapter of the Copyright Society of the United States of America, a member of the Washington Lawyers for the Arts and is a frequent speaker in the areas of games, digital media and intellectual property.