David B. Hoppe

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in San Francisco, California

Gamma Law
David B. Hoppe
Gamma Law

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Entertainment & Sports, International; view more

Licensed in California since: 1993

Education: Georgetown University Law Center

Languages Spoken: English, Japanese

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

Gamma Law

PO Box 136
San Francisco, CA 94104 Visit website


David B. Hoppe is the managing partner of Gamma Law in San Francisco, California. Mr. Hoppe handles matters in several areas, including corporate law, entertainment law, general counsel services, intellectual property, international transactions, investment and securities, mergers and acquisitions and startups. He represents clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

A practicing attorney for over 25 years, Mr. Hoppe has worked in several different cities, both nationally and internationally. His clients have included individuals, small businesses and major media and technology companies. His practice has a particular focus on blockchain technology, entertainment, esports and video games. He authors articles on legal topics and speaks at events including the Japan Online Game Association. He holds licenses to practice law in California and New York. 

Mr. Hoppe lived and worked in Japan for several years and is a member of the Japan Society of Northern California, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He writes and speaks Japanese and regularly travels to Japan for speaking engagements and to meet with clients. He also belongs to the Blockchain Game Alliance, the Video Game Bar Association and the VR/AR Association. 

After earning a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Hoppe graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Over the course of his legal career, he has worked in a diverse range of roles, including as a North American general counsel for a Japanese video game publisher, an in-house international counsel for a Silicon Valley-based internet portal and as a senior associate with an international law firm based in New York.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Entertainment & Sports, International, Technology Transactions, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Copyrights, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law, Intellectual Property Law, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Science and Technology Law, Sub-chapter S Corporations

  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Entertainment & Sports
  • 20% International
  • 20% Technology Transactions
  • 10% Intellectual Property
  • 10% Mergers & Acquisitions

First Admitted: 1993, California

Professional Webpage: https://gammalaw.com/david-hoppe/

  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • VR/AR Association
  • Esports Trade Association
  • Video Game Bar Association
  • Japan Society of Northern California
  • International Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Blockchain Games Alliance
  • California
  • New York, 2000
  • Represented major privately-held US online dating site in complex joint ventures with parties in Spain and Germany, 2010
  • Represented Japanese publicly-listed internet access provider in acquisition of US educational-technology company, 2013
  • Represented Japanese video games publisher in numerous film option agreements with major US studios and issues arising under such agreements, with a total revenues of over a billion dollars, 2019
  • Represented Japanese public company in $10 million Series B strategic investment in US digital device logistics start-up, 2018
  • Represented international video game publisher in license-in arrangements with virtually all major Hollywood studios for premier mobile game titles, 2016
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2, 2011
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Former Board Member, Japan Society of Northern California, 2012
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Industry Groups:
  • Blockchain
  • Entertainment
  • Esports
  • Technology
  • Video Games
  • VR/AR

Office location for David B. Hoppe

PO Box 136
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-901-0510


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

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