Daily Journal named Century City partner Matthew C. Thompson to its 2019 Top 100 Lawyers list in recognition of his business and legal acumen which has helped bring to fruition deals involving some of the largest companies, investors and recognizable talent in Hollywood. Most notably, Daily Journal commended Matt on his representation of senior management, including the CEO, of independent studio Entertainment One Ltd. in its US$4 billion acquisition by Hasbro Inc. He received additional praise for counseling Conan O’Brien’s production company Team Coco Digital LLC, as well as Jeff Ross on a global partnership with cable television network TBS.
Matt is a partner in Sidley’s Century City office and leader of the firm’s Media and Entertainment group. He represents entertainment companies and sources of capital in complex M&A and financing transactions as well as general corporate matters.