Goldstein Brings a Decade of Interactive Media/Entertainment Experience
To The Corporate, Securities and Intellectual Property Law Firm

SHERMAN OAKS, CA – January 21, 2009 – Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP,
the Los Angeles based corporate, securities and intellectual property
law firm, today announced the re-hiring of game industry business
development and legal executive, Steve Goldstein. Goldstein will be
instrumental in growing the Firm’s video game and interactive media
practice. As a Senior Counsel at the Firm, Goldstein will be a key
addition to its Interactive Media Practice Group, joining partners
Scott Alderton, Greg Akselrud and Kevin DeBré, and is expected to
expand the Firm’s existing clientele of video game developers,
publishers and other interactive media clients.

Goldstein, a former associate of the Firm, spent the last 3 years as
the Director of Business Development and General Counsel for Flagship
Studios, Inc.  In his role at Flagship Studios, Steve negotiated all
of its publishing agreements, co-marketing agreements, ancillary
properties agreements, and managed Flagship’s intellectual property
rights, maintained its corporate governance and developed Flagship’s
best practices for the commercial release and hosting of Hellgate:
London.  Additionally, in his capacity with Flagship, Mr. Goldstein
co-founded and served as President, Americas & Europe for Flagship’s
subsidiaries, Ping0 LLC and Ping0 Interactive Limited, which provided
the network infrastructure, hosting and support for Flagship’s games,
including Hellgate: London.

Prior to joining Flagship in July 2005, Mr. Goldstein was an associate
at the Firm, where he represented independent videogame publishers and
developers, film studios and technology companies, including Flagship,
NovaLogic, Inc., 1C Company, High Moon Studios, Revolution Studios,
Interplay Entertainment, and Skype Technologies, S.A.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Steve Goldstein to our
firm. Steve was a valuable asset to our Firm prior to joining the
Flagship Studios management team, and the extensive game expertise and
experience he developed working with Flagship, plus his deep
relationships in the video game industry, make him the perfect
addition to our Interactive Media Practice Group, ” said Scott
Alderton, Managing Partner at Stubbs Alderton and Markiles LLP.
“Steve’s relationships, experience and expertise will elevate our
video games and interactive media practice to a new level.”

Despite the recent slowdown in consumer spending, video games continue
to generate billions in annual global revenue, and, as the game
industry continues to grow, so does its legal needs. Best known for
representing Skype from inception to acquisition by eBay, Stubbs
Alderton & Markiles, LLP is now in the perfect position to firmly
establish itself in this growing industry with the addition of
Goldstein to the interactive media practice.

“I am very pleased to be back with Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP.
They are a rare firm in this industry in that they provide the deep
legal services of a global law firm, but they maintain the agility and
flexibility of a boutique, making them the perfect home for the
representation of independent developers and publishers,” said Steve
Goldstein, Senior Counsel at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP. “I have
a strong desire to get back to working with all of my contacts in the
video game industry and look forward to helping the many developers
and publishers with their growing legal needs.”