Gabe Meister is a seasoned legal advisor with over 20 years of experience as a dedicated licensing and technology lawyer. He founded The Law Office of Gabe Meister in early 2019 to help deliver speedy, cost-effective and practical guidance in support of complex tech and media transactions.
Gabe was part of Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Technology Transactions Group for 16 years. His practice as a MoFo partner in New York and Tokyo focused on critical licensing transactions, Internet and technology deals, and long-term services agreements (including ITO, BPO, SaaS and supply arrangements). Major corporate clients relied on Gabe’s substantial experience with a broad range of technologies and industries: traditional and digital content distribution, Internet and e‑commerce, social media, cloud and mobile services and applications, life sciences and biotechnology, video games, advertising, sweepstakes and promotions, financial services, and emerging technologies.
After MoFo, Gabe headed in-house, first as the NBA’s VP & Senior Media Counsel and later as EPIX’s SVP, Business & Legal Affairs. In each case he was responsible for overseeing a wide variety of technology and media deals covering all aspects of licensing, IP, services and distribution—and for guiding executives on key strategic decisions. There, he learned to appreciate the challenges of in-house counsel’s unique role as both consumer of outside legal services and trusted internal advisor.
Gabe received his B.A. in biology, magna cum laude, in 1993 from Brown University, where he was elected to Sigma Xi, and his J.D., cum laude, in 1998 from Harvard Law School, where he served as an Affiliate of Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society (now the Berkman Klein Center). Before law school, Gabe helped create novel computer-driven immunology research tools at Brown’s TB/HIV Research Laboratory. He is admitted to practice law in New York.
• PLEDGED! When Crowdfunding Campaigns Fall Apart, Lawful Neutral blog, May 2019
• BACKED! FTC Pushes Back Against iBackPack Crowdfunding Campaign, Lawful Neutral blog, May 2019
• Co-creator and co-editor of Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update and the Socially Aware blog, 2010–2014
• Driving Under the Influence (of Google Glass), Socially Aware, February 2014
• You May Not Necessarily Be the Master of Your Domain, Socially Aware, January 2014
• Peering Into the Future: Google Glass and the Law, Socially Aware, September 2013
• Doing Business in United States: New York, PLC Cross-border Handbook, 2010
• Global sourcing trends in 2008, Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, 2008
• Confronting IP Issues in Outsourcing Deals, New York Law Journal IP supplement, January 2004
• De Groot AS, Jesdale BM, Meister GE, Muni N, and Roberts CGP, Prediction of T Cell Epitopes for HIV vaccine development by computer-driven algorithm, HIV Molecular Immunology Database 1995, Bette Korber, Gerald Meyers eds., LANL, Los Alamos, NM
• Meister GE, Roberts CGP, Berzofsky JA, and De Groot AS, Two novel T cell epitope prediction algorithms based on MHC-binding motifs; comparison of predicted and published epitopes from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV protein sequences, Vaccine 1995, Vol. 13, No. 6