We’re excited to officially welcome James Thoma as our newest VP & General Counsel. He comes to Certain Affinity with a wealth of experience across gaming and entertainment. James will also join our Senior Leadership Team providing support and insight on top-level company strategy and planning.
James is a 1980 graduate of the University of Texas Law School and has been practicing law in California and Texas for the last 40 years. He has been a partner at major international firms including Akin Gump and Greenberg Traurig. He specializes in media and media finance with a broad background representing both important individuals and significant international companies in motion pictures, video games, music and cross-platform entertainment ventures. He is the former general counsel of the International Game Developer Association and helped establish the lending practices still used for one-off video game funding by several banks in Silicon Valley.
James joins a rapidly growing Certain Affinity, wherein we recently eclipsed 200 full-time employees across both development studios located in Austin and Toronto. As 2020 begins, we continue to add co-development projects to our stable of work, while also developing on our own internal project, published by Athlon Games. Stay tuned for more news!