MATTHEW THOMPSON is a partner in Sidley’s Century City office and leader of the Media and Entertainment 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, and is a member of the USC-BHBA Entertainment Institute Advisory Board. He holds a number of leadership positions at Sidley including co-chairing the Greater Los Angeles Practice Development Committee; serving on the Committee on Retention and Promotion of Women; serving on the firmwide Counsel Committee; serving on the Greater Los Angeles Finance Committee; and serving on the Greater Los Angeles Recruiting 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."