Powerhouse entertainment attorney and dealmaker Lindsay Conner has joined O’Melveny as a partner based in Century City, Calif., the law firm announced Monday.
Conner comes to O’Melveny from Manatt Phelps & Phillips, where he headed up Manatt’s Entertainment Group and was known for his expertise on Hollywood deals with China. Conner has served as primary outside entertainment counsel for film studios and TV networks, global and digital media companies and rights holders content owners, as well as for banks, private equity sponsors and investors.
“I have admired the quality and depth of O’Melveny’s entertainment practice and firm-wide culture for many years,” Conner said in a statement. “O’Melveny’s strengths in entertainment related M&A, finance, tax and litigation allow clients to receive first-class advice and support on a global scale. I am excited to join this remarkable firm.”
“We are excited to welcome Lindsay to O’Melveny,” Amy Siegel, co-head of O’Melveny’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Group, said. “Our Hollywood roots run deep — and so do Lindsay’s. He is a proven advisor and a respected figure in the entertainment industry. Lindsay will be an immediate and invaluable resource for our clients, who increasingly rely on us to help navigate fundamental shifts involving everything from strategic partnerships and content distribution to the emergence of new technologies and new global players.”
Firm chair Bradley Butwin added, “Lindsay has built brand-name recognition in the entertainment industry with his tireless dedication to client service. He is a natural fit for O’Melveny and we are delighted to welcome him.”
Conner has appeared on multiple lists of top entertainment attorneys, including Chambers and Legal 500. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UCLA, a master’s degree from Occidental College and his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as editor of the Harvard Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.