Mark Methenitis is an attorney from Dallas, Texas, who authors the Law of the Game blog and practices law with The Vernon Law Group, PLLC. Law of the Game was recently named one of the top 100 legal blogs by the American Bar Association Journal, and has been frequently cited in the gaming community. Mark has written numerous articles on gaming topics, including A Tale of Two Worlds: New U.S. Gambling Laws and the MMORPG (Gaming Law Review, 2007) and Internet Gambling Regulation Present and Future: Technology Outpaces Legislation as the MMORPG Problem Emerges (2005), and has spoken at events including the June 2007 legal roundtable put on by the Dallas chapter of the International Game Developers Association. Mark’s legal practice areas include gaming and gambling law, corporate transactional law, franchise law, international trade law, and intellectual property law. Mark holds a Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas. Most importantly, Mark is a lifelong avid gamer, an active moderator in the Rooster Teeth community, and one of the original Xbox Live Ambassadors.