Daniel Schnapp

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Rockefeller Plaza
New York 10111 NY US

Daniel E. Schnapp is a partner in the Entertainment and Digital Media Practice Group in the firm’s New York office and Team Leader of the firm’s Technology Transactions Team. Mr. Schnapp provides strategic counsel and transactional support for multinational corporations, as well as midcap and startup companies, in connection with a wide range of legal and policy issues arising out of the convergence of technology, advertising, entertainment and media, electronic commerce, intellectual property (IP), privacy, data breach, information security, and compliance and risk management, including:

  • Digital video and music content licensing and distribution, and related audiovisual broadcasting initiatives on all new media platforms
  • Video games and interactive entertainment development, publishing, merchandising, promotion, distribution and licensing
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures “offshore,” “near shore” and domestic information technology, call center, manufacturing and business process outsourcing
  • Viral marketing, contextual advertising and brand management
  • Record retention and disaster recovery/contingency planning compliance
  • Software/hardware procurement, development, licensing, distribution and export
  • Application storage and service provider transactions

Dan writes and lectures extensively on new developments in the areas of digital content distribution and syndication, cloud-based content distribution models, end user-generated content and social networking initiatives, outsourcing, electronic commerce, electronic payment systems, privacy and information security.


  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1994, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Vermont, 1991


  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • Member, Law Firm Advisory Board, Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel
  • Member, Distributed Computing Industry Association
  • Member, Securities Industry Association’s Root Certificate Authority Initiative; has served as independent counsel to the consortium of financial institutions and regulatory agencies comprising the group
  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law; has been an active participant in the section’s various initiatives regarding electronic commerce and information security


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