As a corporate associate in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group, Wai Choy focuses his practice on technology, media and intellectual property-related transactions and counseling in a wide range of fields, including the technology, entertainment, social and new media, advertising, e-commerce, retail and professional services industries.
For example, Wai structures, drafts, negotiates and advises clients on legal and business aspects of:
Master service agreements, statements of work and service level agreements for a variety of services, including software as a service (SaaS) and other hosted services, data analytics, custom development of websites, software and content, systems integration and technology implementation, email and text message marketing, payment processing and outsourcing.
Advertising-related agreements spanning digital, radio and billboard media, including programmatic advertising platform agreements, lead generation service agreements, advertising reseller and affiliate agreements, insertion orders and advertising terms and conditions.
Video content production, license and distribution agreements covering various business models and distribution methods (including over-the-top (OTT), TV Everywhere, subscription video on demand (SVOD), advertising video on demand (AVOD), transactional video on demand (TVOD) and traditional linear subscription models, whether through the public Internet, IPTV, cable, satellite, broadcast or other technological means).
Software license agreements and other intellectual property license and assignment agreements, including for U.S. and international copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.
Collaboration agreements between strategic partners for the joint research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of new products and services, including in the virtual reality, augmented reality and motion simulation fields.
Revenue sharing, joint venture, equipment purchasing and other types of general commercial agreements.
Wai also counsels clients regarding, and has been a guest lecturer at Fordham University School of Law on, blockchain and distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies and associated legal issues.
As in-house counsel to Proskauer, Wai routinely represents Proskauer in the drafting and negotiation of contracts with providers of technology-related products and services and advises its Information Services Department regarding intellectual property and data security issues.
While in law school, Wai worked in the Business & Legal Affairs departments of Marvel Studios in Los Angeles and Marvel Entertainment in New York on a variety of licensing, film and television production, merchandising and publishing matters. Wai also served as senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and co-president of the Entertainment & Sports Law Society.