MATTHEW THOMPSON is a partner in Sidley’s Century City office and co-leader of the Entertainment, Sports and Media group firmwide. He represents entertainment companies and sources of capital in complex M&A and financing transactions, as well as general corporate matters. He also represents entertainment companies and other similar parties in a wide variety of industry-focused commercial transactions.
Matt currently serves as the co-chair of the UCLA Entertainment Symposium Advisory Committee, is a member of the Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law Advisory Board, is a member of the USC-BHBA Entertainment Institute Advisory Board, and is a member of Law360’s Media & Entertainment Editorial Board (2022). He holds a number of leadership positions at Sidley including serving on the Greater Los Angeles Practice Development Committee; the Committee on Retention and Promotion of Women; the firmwide Counsel Committee; and the Greater Los Angeles Finance Committee.
In the 2021 Chambers USA guide for California Media & Entertainment: Transactional, where Matt is ranked, clients stated:
"He is super smart and works tirelessly to get deals done."
"Very practical, smart and efficient."
"He really knows and understands our company. He provides an excellent service and is a real expert in his area."