Paul Hastings Recognized in 2020 Variety's Legal Impact Report

July 15, 2020

Century City — Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm was recognized in the 2020 edition of Variety’s Legal Impact Report.

Variety’s prestigious Legal Impact Report is an annual list that features top in-house attorneys, litigators, and transactional lawyers who have made a major impact behind the most substantial and significant deals in the media and entertainment industries. 

Eight Paul Hastings partners were recognized individually from the Firm’s Entertainment and Media transactional and litigation practices:


Craig Emanuel

David Hernand

Erik Hyman

Mickey Mayerson

Stephen Saltzman

Susan Williams


Steven Marenberg

Bo Pearl

Paul Hastings’ Entertainment and Media practice is routinely recognized as among the most influential in Hollywood by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, and is reported among the most notable in the market by Chambers and Partners. The firm established an Entertainment and Media practice and opened an office in Century City, the business hub of Los Angeles’ thriving entertainment and media industry in March 2018. In November 2019, the firm expanded Entertainment and Media capabilities with the launch of a European-based team that advises production, distribution and media companies and financial institutions, funds and high net-worth investors in Europe and Asia as well as US based clients on cross-border entertainment and media transactions in these regions.

The firm’s global interdisciplinary team is at the forefront of the market, with savvy, deeply experienced advisors who work closely with clients to develop innovative solutions for financing, corporate, capital, and distribution and cross border transaction matters. Paul Hastings also provides a full breadth of talent representation in film, television and digital media.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

Practice Areas

Entertainment and Media -- Corporate


Entertainment and Media -- Litigation

Entertainment and Media



Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Employment

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