• 02.18.16

    Conner Closes Groundbreaking $500M Film Slate Deal

    Perfect World Pictures, represented by Manatt's Lindsay Conner, and Universal Pictures announced the completion of a $500 million slate financing deal that will make the Beijing-based maker of films, television programs and online games a major investor in one of Hollywood's most successful ...

  • 01.26.16

    DreamWorks Makes Big Investment in China

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on DreamWorks Animation's big investment in China's film business.

  • 01.25.16

    Manatt Receives M&A Advisor Turnaround Award

    The M&A Advisor has named Manatt the winner of its Restructuring Deal of the Year ($100M-$250M) Award, one of the organization's 2016 Turnaround Awards, for the firm's representation of Finance and Thrift Company (F&T) in its reverse merger into Pan American Bank. Manatt's ...

  • 01.25.16

    Bay Area Offices and Pro Bono Director Honored

    The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area has selected Manatt's San Francisco and Palo Alto offices, as well as Partner & Director of Pro Bono Services Scot Fishman, to receive its 2016 James T. Caleshu Award for the firm's outstanding work to improve ...

  • 12.31.15

    Chinese Companies Plant Roots in Hollywood

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for a front-page article on the growing interest of Chinese companies to plant roots in Hollywood. Large deals made 2015 a big year for Hollywood-China partnerships, and 2016 is ...

  • 12.08.15

    No Due Diligence Yet in Online Lending

    The Wall Street Journal interviewed Manatt's Brian Korn, a partner in the firm's Capital Markets practice, for an article on the loan taken out by one of the two shooters in the San Bernardino attacks weeks before the shooting.The Wall Street Journal reports that one of the shooters took ...

  • 12.03.15

    Blair Joins The Corporate Counsel Board of Advisors

    Manatt's Katherine Blair, a partner in the firm's Corporate and Finance practice, has been appointed to the board of advisors of TheCorporateCounsel.net, one of the most prestigious and sophisticated sources of securities law in the nation.Blair is a well-recognized legal advisor in the ...

  • 11.02.15

    Practices Ranked Among Top in Nation by U.S. News

    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers released the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings, with Manatt earning seven Tier 1 national rankings and 25 Tier 1 metropolitan designations in the sixth edition. In addition, the firm has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in ...

  • 11.01.15

    DOJ Eyeing Executives in Corporate Misconduct Matters

    InsideCounsel interviewed Manatt's Kenneth Julian, a partner in the firm's Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense practice, for an article on the increasing number of top executives who have been placed on notice for criminal charges related to corporate misconduct.InsideCounsel ...

  • 09.29.15

    Will RBC's Appeal Create "Open Season" for Bankers?

    The Wall Street Journal interviewed Manatt's H.H. Sean Wee, a partner in the firm's Corporate and Finance practice, for an article on RBC Capital Markets' appeal of a 2014 ruling that found its bankers pushed a client, Rural/Metro Corp, into an unfair sale in an effort to collect higher ...