O’Melveny Welcomes Leading Entertainment Dealmaker Lindsay Conner to Century CityOctober 18, 2021
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CENTURY CITY, CA—October 18, 2021—O’Melveny announced today that renowned entertainment dealmaker Lindsay Conner has joined the firm as a partner based in Century City.
Conner’s addition further strengthens O’Melveny’s powerhouse Entertainment, Sports & Media Group, which consistently earns accolades from The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Chambers, and other publications that recognize the industry’s best.
Conner comes to O’Melveny from Manatt Phelps & Phillips, where he led the firm’s Entertainment Group. One of the entertainment industry’s most accomplished corporate lawyers, Conner has served as primary outside entertainment counsel for film studios and television networks, global telecommunications and digital media companies, and rights holders and content owners, as well as for banks, private equity sponsors, and preeminent investors.
Conner is perennially ranked in the Media and Entertainment categories of Chambers and Legal 500. He has been named a “Power Lawyer” by The Hollywood Reporter and has been honored by Variety as one of its “Dealmakers of the Year.”
“We are excited to welcome Lindsay to O’Melveny,” said Amy Siegel, co-head of O’Melveny’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Group. “Our Hollywood roots run deep—and so do Lindsay’s. He is a proven advisor and a respected figure in the entertainment industry. Lindsay will be an immediate and invaluable resource for our clients, who increasingly rely on us to help navigate fundamental shifts involving everything from strategic partnerships and content distribution to the emergence of new technologies and new global players.”
“Lindsay has built brand-name recognition in the entertainment industry with his tireless dedication to client service. He is a natural fit for O’Melveny and we are delighted to welcome him,” added firm chair Bradley J. Butwin.
“I have admired the quality and depth of O’Melveny’s entertainment practice and firm-wide culture for many years,” said Conner. “O’Melveny’s strengths in entertainment-related M&A, finance, tax, and litigation allow clients to receive first-class advice and support on a global scale. I am excited to join this remarkable firm.”
Conner earned a B.A. summa cum laude from UCLA, an M.A. from Occidental College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude and serving as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
O’Melveny has been synonymous with entertainment law since Hollywood’s Golden Age of the 1930s. The firm has repeatedly helped major players in film, television, digital media, production and distribution, gaming, music, and finance forge groundbreaking deals and resolve high-profile disputes. As shifting financial models and technological advances transform today’s entertainment and media business, O’Melveny remains a firm of choice for industry leaders.
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