Perfect World Entertainment Inc. appointed business and technology law veteran Jefferey A. Wooten as its General Counsel. Drawing upon two decades of legal experience, Wooten will take responsibility for all legal matters of the corporation including negotiating commercial transactions and creating alliances for partnership programs for the leading publisher of online video games. Mr. Wooten will also serve as the principal legal advisor to Perfect World Entertainment’s wholly-owned game development subsidiary, Cryptic Studios, Inc.
“Jefferey’s experience negotiating successful deals and partnerships will be a tremendous asset to Perfect World Entertainment,” said CEO Alan Chen. “His expertise and counsel will help us continue to strike great deals with up-and-coming developers and partners that foster the growth of Perfect World Entertainment and the games industry at large.”
“Perfect World Entertainment is a leader in online games and has a strong history establishing partnerships with amazing developers,” said Jefferey Wooten. “This opportunity gives me the chance to add to these relationships and foster some new ones as well.”
Mr. Wooten’s legal expertise includes online and digital media law, intellectual property licensing, strategic alliances and channel partner programs, complex commercial and marketing transactions, product development, and risk management. Prior to forming Jefferey A. Wooten Law Offices, Wooten held positions as Vice President and General Counsel for IP Infusion, as an Assistant General Counsel for Viador, Inc., and as a Director of Legal Services with SNK Corporation of America. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Davis and his B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC. Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published 10 popular titles, including Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World International and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly anticipated MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com