Editor’s Note: The metaverse may soon become the internet of the future—while being a grand new frontier of technological development, it poses legal opportunities as well as challenges. This two-part series is taking a closer look at how plaintiff firms are conquering this virtual new world.

As the metaverse evolves into what many predict will be a next generation internet, plaintiff firms are eyeing this emerging space closely as an arena of future litigation. “Our job is to imagine the unimaginable and at this point we’re making sure we’re on the watch,” said New York-based Labaton Sucharow partner Michael Canty.