The Recorder: O’Melveny Lands Entertainment Leader From Manatt, With Cross-Border Practice

October 18, 2021

Entertainment dealmaker Lindsay Conner has joined O’Melveny as a partner in its entertainment, sports, and media group. Connor, who has represented a number of clients in international high-profile deals, said O’Melveny’s high-quality entertainment practice and expertise in cross-border deals drew him to the firm. “Globalization is one of the two most important trends affecting the entertainment industry,” he said. “I recognized that years ago, and I made a special effort to develop expertise in China and elsewhere to meet that need.” Conner expects to bring most of his clients with him to O’Melveny. He also noted that O’Melveny is well-equipped to take on the current technological challenges that present legal and business issues in the entertainment industry. “The need for content, the need for financing for content, and the need for distribution of content is huge,” Conner said. “In fact, it’s bigger than ever, and that has caused the interest of investors from all over the world.” Co-head of O’Melveny’s entertainment, sports, and media practice Amy Siegel added that, “Lindsay’s expertise builds upon our ability to give clients the best service.”

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