Sidley partners Dan Clivner and Mehdi Khodadad have been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Private Equity Investors & Advisors” supplement. The annual list celebrates the outstanding professionals making up the Los Angeles private equity lending and advising landscape.
Dan is global co-leader of the firm’s 340-lawyer M&A and Private Equity group. Dan handles high-profile transactional matters for clients in the media and entertainment, telecom, technology, financial services, and retail industries. He has extensive experience advising both domestic and international private equity and corporate clients on a host of transactional matters. Dan is also a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and the managing partner of the firm’s Greater Los Angeles offices. He is a leading voice for the recruitment, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers, and has been named one of the top LGBTQ+ lawyers in the nation.
Mehdi’s dynamic corporate practice focuses on being trusted advisor to leading technology and life sciences companies and their private equity and other investment sponsors. He counsels corporate clients, entrepreneurs, and investors on a wide variety of transactions, including private and public financings, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and related private equity transactions, cross-border, and other structured corporate transactions. Mehdi also regularly advises boards of directors, management, and special committees of corporate clients and their investors on a wide variety of securities law and corporate governance matters.