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Mark Easton Returns to O'Melveny & Myers

August 17, 2012

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Piper Hall
O'Melveny & Myers LLP                      
202.220.5022
phall@omm.com

Susan Self
O'Melveny & Myers LLP 
213.430.6391
sself@omm.com


LOS ANGELES, CA -- AUGUST 17, 2012 --
O’Melveny & Myers LLP announced today that Mark Easton is rejoining the Firm from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. where he served as Deputy General Counsel. Easton will reside in O’Melveny’s Los Angeles office as a partner and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. He also will spend significant time in the Firm’s Century City office working with members of O’Melveny’s Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice Group.

Easton has an impressive track record advising on public and private company mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, and corporate governance matters. He has broad industry knowledge not just in the entertainment, media, and sports industries but also technology, real estate, health care, aerospace/defense, financial services, manufacturing, and retail. At Warner Bros., Easton served as the principal transactions lawyer for Warner’s global legal department. He completed a wide variety of transactions for the company, including acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, licensing agreements, and financings in the television, videogame, and digital media sectors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark back to O’Melveny, where he practiced for more than 17 years,” said Warren Lazarow, Chair of O’Melveny’s Transactions Department. “He brings a great depth of knowledge, creativity, and intellect to our M&A and entertainment, media and sports platforms in Southern California and globally. Mark’s in-house perspective and broad experience he gained while at our good client Warner Bros. will be valuable assets to our clients as well.”

About O'Melveny & Myers LLP's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice
O’Melveny & Myers LLP counsels buyers and sellers in a wide variety of M&A and private equity transactions. We have broad-based experience in acquisitions and dispositions of both established and emerging businesses, whether public or private, US, or international. In addition to engagements for buyers and sellers, the Firm’s diverse knowledge and experience in M&A transactions includes advising special committees of boards of directors, investment banks, and other principals and financial advisors in connection with M&A transactions. We regularly represent buyout funds, mezzanine debt funds, and other acquisition vehicles, both with respect to their structuring and formation and in connection with subsequent investments. We are also experienced in restructurings, reorganizations, divestitures, and spin-off transactions.

About O'Melveny & Myers LLP’s Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice
For nearly a century, O’Melveny & Myers LLP has represented motion picture studios, television, music and new media companies, sports organizations, governing bodies, professional sports teams, financial institutions, strategic investors, and individual talent on groundbreaking and significant industry transactions. At the core of our Entertainment and Media Practice is the representation of clients in transactions involving the production, financing, and distribution of motion pictures and television programming aimed at audiences around the world. The Firm’s extensive experience in a broad array of transactions (including M&A, tax, capital markets, secured lending, insolvency/restructuring, and funds formation), combined with its long-standing relationships and know-how in the entertainment and media industries, can provide a critical link for both established players and new entrants to the sector.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
With approximately 800 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide, O’Melveny & Myers LLP helps industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. We are a values-driven law firm, guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our dedication to improving access to justice through pro bono work and championing initiatives that increase the diversity of the legal profession. For more information, please visit www.omm.com.