Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Matthew C. Thompson, a prominent media and entertainment lawyer, has agreed to join Sidley as a partner and as co-head of Sidley’s media and entertainment practice. He will play a key role in leading the firm’s media and entertainment practice as it continues to expand as part of its new Century City office. Mr. Thompson’s arrival further demonstrates Sidley’s commitment to continued growth in Los Angeles and the active expansion of its media and entertainment resources following Sidley’s announcement that Dan Clivner, a leading M&A and private equity lawyer who has handled major transactions in the media and entertainment industry, joined the firm. (more…)
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, a national law firm, announced today that prominent entertainment attorney, Carolyn Hunt, will join the firm as partner. Known as a savvy dealmaker, Hunt has deep experience representing clients in entertainment-related transactions, with an emphasis on film and television finance and distribution.
Having been involved in more than $2 billion in financing for hundreds of film, television and gaming projects, including many award-winning films, Hunt recently represented the financiers of the first major feature film to premiere on the world’s leading Internet TV network and in select IMAX theaters globally on the same day. She also worked on behalf of the financier of the largest Chinese language film ever shot in Los Angeles. Hunt comes to the firm from Loeb & Loeb LLP. (more…)
Rutan & Tucker LLP, one of California’s leading full-service law firms, recently announced that seasoned attorney Bill Schaal has joined the firm as a partner in its Intellectual Property group and a member of its Corporate/Securities/Tax Section. He practices in the firm’s Orange County office. (more…)
Procopio is pleased to announce the addition of partner Susan L. Daly to the firm’s Real Estate team.
Susan focuses her practice on representing developers of residential and commercial real estate. She has extensive experience in numerous types of subdivided land projects in California, Hawaii, Arizona and Oregon, including condominiums, planned developments, standard subdivisions, mixed-use projects, mixed-use high-rise projects, commercial condominium projects, residential master-planned communities, resort master-planned communities, golf course communities and custom home developments. Susan works regularly with builders and developers to obtain subdivision public reports from the California Bureau of Real Estate and approval of subdivision documents from local city and county planning departments. She also works with developers and lenders on broken common interest development projects. (more…)
Thompson Coburn is pleased to announce that Melanie Joo has joined the firm as a partner in our Los Angeles office. Melanie previously was Counsel at Arent Fox LLP. She is the 20th attorney to join Thompson Coburn’s growing Los Angeles office since the firm’s 2013 combination with Freedman Weisz LLP. (more…)
Steptoe & Johnson LLP is expanding the capabilities offered in its Palo Alto office with the arrival of four lawyers. Joining the firm as a partner is Laurie Edelstein, whose broad practice focuses on commercial litigation, along with energy litigation, government investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings, and white-collar criminal defense. Also joining Steptoe’s Palo Alto office as of counsel are Sarah Jackel and Margaret “Meg” Pirnie Kammerud, and associate Seth Sias. Both Ms. Jackel and Mr. Sias focus their practices on commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense, while Ms. Kammerud focuses her practice on intellectual property. (more…)
Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Dean Morehous and Marcus Hall have joined the firm as partners in the Intellectual Property practice in the San Francisco office. Both lawyers practiced previously at Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP. Last month, the firm added partner David Devernoe and associate Christopher Franich to the Intellectual Property practice in the San Diego office.
“When we opened in San Francisco less than two months ago, we said that we intended to quickly grow the office,” said Craig Kline, managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. “We are very pleased that Dean and Marcus are joining us. Their significant IP and commercial litigation experience, as well as their strong ties to the local community, will be of great benefit to our expanding practice.” (more…)
Maynard Cooper & Gale continues to expand the knowledge and experience available to its West Coast clients with the recent addition of three new attorneys to its rapidly-growing San Francisco office. With the addition of partner Joshua Van Hoven and associates Ali Drury and Dylan Randolph, Maynard now has seven lawyers in San Francisco, representing clients in areas ranging from intellectual property protection to corporate finance and investment to insurance and financial services litigation. (more…)
Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Dan Clivner will join the firm as co-managing partner of the Los Angeles office and a key member of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity practices. Mr. Clivner regularly leads high-profile transactions in private equity, telecom, media and entertainment and retailing, including more than $18 billion of such transactions since 2012. He joins Sidley from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he served as the Los Angeles office managing partner since 1998. His arrival expands Sidley’s long-standing presence in the Los Angeles market and the continued growth of its M&A and Private Equity practices. (more…)
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, the member firm of Baker & McKenzie International in Indonesia, has further strengthened its Corporate & Securities practice with the appointment of Mita Djajadiredja as partner. Mita, an alumnus, re-joined the Firm on 11 May 2015. Mita has more than 20 years of experience advising on corporate mergers and acquisitions, private equity, as well as corporate alliances, including joint ventures, shareholder agreements and strategic business alliances. (more…)
Eudeen Y. Chang is returning to international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the Irvine office. In addition to his litigation practice, Chang, who is fluent in Mandarin, serves as outside general counsel for Chinese investors and companies and counsels clients in real estate, corporate structure, formation, and governance matters. (more…)