O’Melveny Grows New York Corporate Practice with Media and Technology Trailblazer Matthew Syrkin
September 13, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK—September 13, 2022—O’Melveny announced today that acclaimed transactional lawyer Matthew Syrkin has joined the firm as a partner in New York. Syrkin will serve as co-chair of O’Melveny’s MediaTech Group, expanding the firm’s geographic reach and expertise in the rapidly evolving and converging worlds of media and technology across a variety of sectors, including fintech, e-commerce, entertainment, consumer retail, ad tech, gaming, and the metaverse.
Syrkin comes to O’Melveny from Hughes Hubbard & Reed, where he was the founder and global chair of the Media, Technology and Commercial Transactions Group and co-chair of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Group.
The National Law Journal, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 have all recognized Syrkin as one of the nation’s leading corporate lawyers for his expertise in structuring and negotiating first-of-their-kind media and technology deals. His experience, versatility, and business-minded approach have made him a trusted advisor to C-suite executives and a diverse global client base that includes technology platform operators, major entertainment companies, multinational hardware manufacturers, leading professional services firms, and start-ups across a range of high-growth industries.
Variety has honored Syrkin as an “Elite Dealmaker” and “Impact Lawyer” for his work on game-changing deals, and The Hollywood Reporter has named Syrkin to its prestigious “Power Lawyers List,” describing him as a “new type” of attorney and “an entertainment-tech hybrid.”
Syrkin’s addition accelerates O’Melveny’s rapid growth in the technology sector, a strategic priority for the firm. With his arrival, 13 technology-focused lateral partners have joined O’Melveny in the past year alone.
“Across the globe, our clients tell us they need sophisticated, innovative, and proactive counsel in the media and technology space—and Matt’s strengths align perfectly with that need,” said O’Melveny Chair Bradley J. Butwin. “Matt expands our reach in New York and bolsters our already impressive corporate practice. We are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”
“O’Melveny’s stellar corporate practice and leading reputation in the entertainment sector, together with its cutting-edge strategic vision, make it the perfect platform for the future of media and technology. I am thrilled to be joining such an accomplished and talented team,” said Syrkin.
Syrkin earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.S. from Georgetown University.
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