Dentons announced today that David O. Blood has joined its Corporate practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. He brings more than 15 years of experience negotiating corporate transactions, particularly where media, sports, technology and intellectual property are key assets.

Blood has broad experience representing US, international and multinational clients with respect to matters such as joint ventures, private equity investments, licensing, mergers and acquisitions and complex commercial transactions. Internationally, he has counseled companies operating throughout Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

“David’s addition is an important next step as we expand our focus in serving media and entertainment clients in Los Angeles and around the world,” said Mike McNamara, Dentons US managing partner. “As we continue our growth in California, we are excited to integrate David and his practice with our media and entertainment partners in Vancouver, London, Warsaw, and elsewhere.”

In particular, Blood has deep experience leading a variety of international and US business matters focused on corporate and licensing transactions in the media, entertainment, sports, publications, telecommunications, high tech and emerging technology sectors. He has been on the ground floor of major developments in content distribution throughout the past decade, including video on demand, online distribution, electronic sell-through, over-the-top, mobile and other forms of distribution. In addition, he has represented pioneers of emerging forms of media production and distribution.

Blood has counseled various new and independent TV networks and content producers in all aspects of their business and represented US and international distribution platforms in connection with securing and producing content, securing technology required for distribution systems and acquisition and divestiture of systems. He also has significant experience representing clients in the acquisition and use of intellectual property rights in connection with major developments, such as hotels and amusement parks.

Blood earned his JD, magna cum laude, from J. Rueben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, where he was awarded Order of the Coif and was lead articles editor of The Law Review. He received his BA in Economics from the same institution. After law school, Blood clerked for Judge Clifford Wallace in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


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