Sidley partner Matthew C. Thompson has been named to The National Law Journal’s “Sports/Gaming/Entertainment Law Trailblazer,” which profiles the leading lawyers in the industry. The award’s selection committee was especially intrigued by Matt’s representation of Mark Burnett in the MGM-Amazon deal and Dwayne Johnson in his acquisition of the XFL and launch of global tequila brand Teremana.
As one of the most influential lawyers in the industry, Matt, who co-founded the firm’s Century City office, has built Sidley’s Media and Entertainment practice into a powerhouse. The impact of Matt’s multiple 10-figure, landscape-changing transactions resonates across the entertainment, financing, and investment banking industries.
Matt is firmwide leader of Sidley’s Media and Entertainment group. He represents entertainment companies and sources of capital in complex M&A and financing transactions, as well as on general corporate matters. He also acts for entertainment companies and other similar parties in a wide variety of industry-focused commercial transactions.