Law360 Names O’Melveny’s Media & Entertainment Group a 2016 Practice Group of the Year

1월 27, 2017


Los Angeles—January 27, 2016—Law360 named O’Melveny’s Entertainment, Sports & Media (ESM) Group among its 2016 Practice Groups of the Year. This marks the fourth time the publication has placed O’Melveny in its annual list of top media and entertainment practice groups.

The January 26, 2016, profile described O’Melveny’s ESM practice as a “fierce player in the entertainment sector” and detailed the firm’s long history in the industry, spanning the golden age of Hollywood to innovative, present-day work in international dealmaking and emerging media.

In particular, the publication cited O’Melveny’s work for Alibaba Pictures, connected to Chinese Internet heavyweight Alibaba, in an agreement with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Pictures; Revolution Studios in its acquisition of a film library; STX Entertainment on licensing issues; and Univision Communications Inc. in merger issues tied to its US$135 million acquisition of assets from Gawker Media Group.

The profile also noted the firm’s work on interactive projects such as representing Warner Bros. on agreements for Harry Potter theme parks and The Void on a “first-of-its-kind” virtual reality experience based on the 2016 “Ghostbusters” film.

It also highlighted several of the firm’s high-profile media cases, including a landmark win for Sirius XM Radio in suits surrounding performance rights for pre-1972 recordings, and ongoing representations of Kesha in her legal battle with producer Dr. Luke and Fox in a case against Netflix over an alleged campaign to poach executives.

“It’s always been a marquee practice for the firm,” said Matthew Erramouspe, co-chair of O’Melveny’s transactional Entertainment, Sports & Media practice and one of several partners from the group quoted in the story. “From [firm chair] Brad Butwin at the top, there’s just tremendous support for this practice and the growth of our practice as well.”

Law360’s Practice Group of the Year awards recognize law firms with the most litigation wins and the biggest deals, making “their mark among clients and throughout the legal industry.”

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