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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton LLP is a full-service AmLaw 50 firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 16 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, industry-leading companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm's clients include nearly half of the Fortune 100.

The firm’s multidisciplinary Entertainment, Technology and Advertising practice is consistently lauded as one of the world's leading practices at the intersection of entertainment and technology. The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Legal 500 U.S., Chambers USA, Billboard and other publications have recognized the group and its individual members as leading lawyers in this field.

From Hollywood to New York, and across the UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific, the firm’s Entertainment practice is uniquely positioned to advise major domestic and international media companies. From motion picture studios, television networks and producers to digital service platforms and providers, publishers, fashion brands and social media platforms, clients span media segments such as entertainment, technology and advertising.

Leveraging firm lawyers’ innate understanding of the industry, SheppardMullin adeptly navigates the legal landscape for clients, providing unparalleled representation in financing, M&As, emerging technology and litigation matters.

With a record of handling groundbreaking and high-profile matters, we deliver exceptional results, positioning our clients at the forefront of the industry's most significant developments.

The firm offer extensive experience across all content verticals, coupled with specialized expertise in key areas such as intellectual property, privacy, finance and guild issues.

As pioneers in the streaming content boom, SheppardMullin has successfully managed the production, acquisition and distribution of content for top-tier platforms, including Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, Peacock, Twitch, Snapchat and TelevisaUnivision, among others. Moreover, the firm represents major Hollywood studios such as Disney, Fox, Universal, Paramount, Sony, MGM and Warner Bros.

SheppardMullin prides itself on our deep understanding of industry customs and creative problem-solving abilities. The firm is committed to fostering collaborative relationships with our clients, facilitating the launch of new ventures and exploring innovative business approaches.

Recent Notable Work:

Represented Amazon in the entertainment

aspects of its merger to acquire iconic Hollywood heavyweight MGM for USD8.45 billion.


Firm Overview

Counsel to Amazon Studios and its podcast division, Wondery, in connection with hundreds of series, motion pictures, concerts and podcasts.

Represented Lionsgate in its acquisition of eOne from Hasbro, Inc., a USD375 million transaction.

Represent Paramount Global in matters encompassing the development, production, licensing and distribution of content across the entirety of its operations.

Advised Sony Pictures in its acquisition of Industrial Media, whose portfolio includes “American Idol”.

Represented Toho Co. Ltd, Japan’s largest studio and creator of “Godzilla”, in its USD225 million acquisition of a stake in Fifth Season, whose slate of content includes “Severance“ and “Tokyo Vice”.

Represented Chanel in securing victory and an award of USD4 million in damages in its infringement and counterfeiting suit against What Goes Around Comes Around.

Counsel to Financière Pinault/Kerstars, Inc. In

the acquisition of its majority stake in CAA for

USD7 billion.

Represent ASCAP in negotiating licenses with major television networks and platforms to perform ASCAP’s repertory of musical works.

Represented Strand Equity in connection with a strategic investment in r.e.m. beauty, a cosmetics brand founded by Ariana Grande.

Represented Paramount Global in the acquisition of exclusive rights to stream the Premier League and Copa Libertadores in Latin America,

marking its entrance into Latin American live

sports market.


Counsel to investment firm Domain Capital Group in complex deals to acquire music catalogs of the world’s most prolific artists.

Represent Peloton in the negotiation of its music licenses with music labels and publishers.

Represented Spotify in its podcast division.


Alexis Robinson

Practice Group Leader – Entertainment, Technology and Advertising

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