Amy Siegel

Partner

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Amy Siegel, Co-Head of O'Melveny's Entertainment, Sports and Media Industry Group, represents motion picture studios, television networks, distribution and production companies, sports organizations and other media clients in all business and legal aspects relating to the acquisition, financing, exploitation and management of media-related assets. Amy focuses her practice primarily on complex commercial licensing arrangements, with expertise in the use of intellectual property rights in connection with traditional and digital means of exploitation, theme parks and other location based entertainment venues, as well as sports and other live events. She also has broad experience advising US and international clients on the creation of strategic alliances, project financing and distribution, and industry-specific mergers and acquisitions.

Amy serves on the Diversity Committee in the Century City office. She also devotes significant time to a dynamic pro bono practice.

Languages

  • Spanish

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Chambers USA in Media & Entertainment: Transactional (2021)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US in Sport and Media & Entertainment: Transactional (2020-2021)
  • Named to The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers” list (2020)
  • Named a Variety “Dealmaker” (2016, 2018-2020)
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of its “Most Influential Women Lawyers” (2018)
  • Selected for inclusion in Variety’s Legal Impact Report (2018, 2020)
  • Featured in Variety’s “Power of Women L.A. Impact Report” (2016) 
  • Featured in “Leadership, Partnership, and Women in the Law: How This Firm Got it Right,” Ms. JD (2015)
  • Named an “Up Next Dealmaker” by Variety (2014)
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star” (2012)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, J.D./M.B.A.: cum laude; Sayre Macneil Scholar; Order of the Coif; Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review; St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
  • Emory University, B.B.A., Business: Valedictorian Graduate with Highest Distinction; Beta Gamma Sigma; National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Professional Activities

Externships

  • Honorable Rita Miller, Los Angeles Superior Court

Member

  • Advisory Board of the Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law at UCLA Law School
  • Board of Directors of the Dance Resource Center, Los Angeles
  • Female Executives in Media and Entertainment (FEME)
  • Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)

Author

  • “Developments in the Law: Federal Jurisdiction and Forum Selection: Developments in Diversity Jurisdiction,” Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review (2004)

Speaker

  • Panelist, “View from the Top: TV & Entertainment Industry Deal-Makers Roundtable,” Future of Television Conference (September 2019)

Press Releases

Variety Names Four O’Melveny Partners to 2021 Dealmakers Impact Report

December 8, 2021

O’Melveny Advises CJ ENM in Acquisition of Endeavor Content Valued at US$850 Million

November 23, 2021

O’Melveny Advises fuboTV in Acquisition of Molotov, France’s Leading Live TV Streaming Service

November 10, 2021

O’Melveny Welcomes Leading Entertainment Dealmaker Lindsay Conner to Century City

October 18, 2021

O’Melveny Advises Bibigo® and CJ CheilJedang in Multi-Year Global Marketing Partnership with the Los Angeles Lakers

October 5, 2021

O’Melveny Practices, Lawyers Highly Ranked by The Legal 500 US 2021

June 28, 2021

Daniel Petrocelli and Amy Siegel Recognized as “2021 Power Lawyers” by The Hollywood Reporter

May 27, 2021

O’Melveny Advises Genius Sports in Acquisition of Sports AI Provider Second Spectrum

May 6, 2021

Variety Names Twelve O’Melveny Partners to its “2021 Legal Impact Report”

April 9, 2021

O’Melveny Announces New Leadership Appointments

February 11, 2021

Variety’s 2020 Dealmakers Impact Report Recognizes Four O’Melveny Partners

December 10, 2020

Twelve O’Melveny Partners Named To Variety’s “Legal Impact Report”

July 14, 2020

O’Melveny Guides ViacomCBS Through MIRAMAX Investment

April 3, 2020

O’Melveny Announces New Leadership Appointments

March 30, 2020

The Hollywood Reporter Recognizes Petrocelli, Siegel, and Tobey as 2020 “Power Lawyers”

March 27, 2020

O’Melveny Advises ViacomCBS in Strategic Investment in MIRAMAX

December 20, 2019

Variety Names Five O’Melveny Partners to its 2019 Dealmakers Impact Report

December 9, 2019

In the News

Legal Week (UK): Latham, Skadden, Shin & Kim: Who Took On Asia's Biggest Deals In November?

November 30, 2021

ICLG: O’Melveny Nabs Manatt Entertainment Head

October 29, 2021

Daily Journal: O’Melveny Adds Prominent Entertainment Dealmaker in Century City

October 19, 2021

Reuters: O’Melveny Poaches Manatt Entertainment Head in Century City

October 18, 2021

Law360: O’Melveny Snags Top Entertainment Atty From Manatt Phelps

October 18, 2021

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

October 18, 2021

The Wrap: Lindsay Conner Joins Law Firm O’Melveny’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Group

October 18, 2021

Variety: Variety’s Legal Impact Report 2021: O’Melveny’s Entertainment Transactions Group

April 8, 2021

New York Law Journal: Alexis Cirel Joins Warshaw Burstein as Partner in Firm’s New Fertility Law Group

February 25, 2021

Bloomberg Law: O’Melveny Announces New Leaders, Including Litigation, Corporate

February 11, 2021

The American Lawyer O’Melveny Expands Leadership Ranks, Naming Another Vice Chair and Group Co-Chairs

February 11, 2021

Variety: 2020 Legal Impact Report

July 14, 2020

The Recorder: Your Clients Need Attention. But So Do the Kids

April 2, 2020

The Deal: Newly Merged ViacomCBS Adds Miramax Stake

December 23, 2019

Law360: Skadden, O’Melveny Guide $375M Miramax-Paramount Deal

December 20, 2019