O’Melveny Worldwide

Hale Boggs is a leading legal and business advisor to entrepreneurs and investors in emerging companies, with a focus on digital media and technology. From Los Angeles to Silicon Valley and beyond, he works with innovative technology and media companies across the spectrum of their business cycles, from start-up through late-stage. Hale focuses on venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and joint ventures.

Hale represents numerous venture capital funds in Southern and Northern California, advising funds and their portfolio companies in a wide range of corporate transactions as they raise and deploy capital across the entertainment, media and technology industries.

Hale regularly acts as outside general counsel to his clients, drawing on his many years of experience and a wide array of transactional work to provide strategic corporate counseling on issues including equity compensation, SEC reporting and disclosure, complex corporate partnering transactions, intellectual property licensing, and corporate governance.

Hale has been recognized as a top lawyer in multiple consecutive years by Best Lawyers in America, the Daily Journal, and Lawdragon 500, and he has been named several times to Variety’s Legal Impact Report—one of the most prestigious accolades in the media and entertainment industry.  

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Hale was chair of the media, technology, and advertising division and venture capital/emerging companies practice of a prominent national legal and professional services firm.

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Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D.: Member, UCLA Law Review
  • Stanford University, B.A.: with honors, International Relations

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® (2001-2024) for Banking and Finance Law, and Private / Hedge Funds Law in San Francisco, CA; named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law in Los Angeles, CA (2015); Hale has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2001
  • Named one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” in Lawdragon 500 (2014-2015)
  • Named one of the “Top Emerging Companies Lawyers in California” by the Daily Journal (2014)
  • Named to Variety’s Legal Impact Report (2013, 2017)

Professional Activities


  • California State Bar Association
  • Century City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Board of Directors

  • Advisory Board, Startup UCLA, which runs Summer Accelerator and Blackstone LaunchPad programs for UCLA students and alumni to develop and launch their tech startups
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, BizWorld Foundation (a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that teaches business fundamentals and entrepreneurship to school-children throughout the US and internationally
  • Board of Directors, The Entrust Trust Company, headquartered in Nashville, TN
  • Board of Directors, UCLA College of Undergraduate Education, Los Angeles, CA
  • Advisory Board, Startup Capital Ventures, Palo Alto, CA and Honolulu, HI


  • Speaker, “Foreign Businesses Entering the U.S. Market,” M Accelerator webinar program (February 2022)
  • Speaker, “Foreign Businesses Entering the U.S. Market,” SCALE Health webinar program (September 2021)
  • Moderator, “The Business of Streaming,” Webinar with Digital Media Wire (April 2020)
  • Panelist, “Media’s Transformation – Over-the-Top Content (OTT), Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) & Mobile-Driven Video,” PLI’s Entertainment Law 2020 Conference (February 2020)
  • Panelist, “Video/TV/Movies: Today’s Video Mix: OTT, Cable, and Linear Television,” Digital Entertainment World Conference (February 2020)
  • Panelist, “Investing and M&A in Video Innovation & Technologies,” Future of Television Conference (September 2019)
  • Moderator, “Media’s Transformation,” PLI Program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry (February 2019)
  • Interviewer, “Fireside Chat with Benjamin Grubbs, Founder & CEO, Next 10 Ventures,” Digital Entertainment World Conference (February 2019)
  • Panelist, “Investing in Music,” New York Media Festival (October 2018)
  • Panelist, “M&A and Investments in a Global World,” CEC Summit (September 2017)
  • Panelist, “Media’s Transformation–Over-the-Top Content (OTT), Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) & Mobile-Driven Video,” PLI seminar (February 2017)
  • Panelist, “M&A Strategic Investments in a Changing Global Market,” Siemer Summit (October 2016)
  • Panelist, “Investing in VR/AR for Entertainment and Games,” New York Media Festival (September 2016)
  • Judge, Startup Competition, Digital Entertainment World Expo (2015, 2016)
  • Panelist, “Media Dealmakers Discussion – M&A, Financings and Deals,” New York Media Festival (October 2015)
  • Speaker, “Funding and Growing Digital Media Businesses: The LA Connection” Hawaii Business and Entrepreneur Acceleration Mentors (July 2015)
  • Moderator, “Technology Innovation to Catalyze Financing,” Philomathia Foundation Forum (October 2012)
  • Moderator, “Secondary Marketing Landscape Perspectives,” IBF Secondary Venture Investing Conference (November 2010)
  • Panelist, “The New Landscape for M&A: Are You Ready To Get Acquired,” Dealmaker Media Conference (September 2010)
  • Moderator, “The Digital Entertainment Exit Strategy,” Fifth Annual AlwaysOn Hollywood Event (September 2010)
  • Moderator, “The State of the IPO, M&A & Secondary Markets,”AlwaysOn Summit (July 2010)