Variety has recognized Sidley’s Media and Entertainment practice for a fifth straight year in its annual “Legal Impact Report.” Partners Stephen M. Fronk, Richard S. Petretti, Rollin A. Ransom, Matthew C. Thompson, Annie C. Wallis, and Rusty G. Weiss were profiled in the 2021 edition of the report alongside associates Luke R. Ashworth, Feifei Bian, Raisa Turner, and Emily Zipperstein.
The Sidley team was singled out for a number of high profile, industry shaping deals it handled for a who’s who of entertainment clients. Matt was dubbed a “team builder” by the entertainment publication for founding and leading Sidley’s Media and Entertainment practice. Variety’s recognition of six partners and four senior associates in the group demonstrates the growth the group has experienced in the five years since it was launched and the breadth and depth of its offerings.
Sidley has a long tradition of helping media and entertainment clients navigate the legal and business complexities of content creation, aggregation, distribution, and disposition. The team’s lawyers, strategically located in industry hubs, assist with significant M&A transactions, financings, cutting-edge distribution deals, tax matters, high-profile litigations, restructurings, and regulatory matters, including before the FCC, the DOJ, the FTC, and other supervisory agencies throughout the world.
The “Legal Impact Report” profiles lawyers who have made a significant impact on the entertainment industry through their work in film, television, theater, and digital media. Variety’s profile on Sidley can be found here.