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Paul Hastings Advances the Growth of its Entertainment and Media Practice with Addition of Leading Litigator in Los Angeles

January 21, 2021

Los Angeles  Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that leading litigator Tamerlin Godley has joined the firm as a partner, based in Los Angeles. She joins from Munger Tolles & Olson. Ms. Godley’s arrival further accelerates the growth of the firm’s Entertainment and Media practice. 

“The entertainment and media landscape is undergoing significant transformation and our clients in this industry are looking to us to help them navigate through these unprecedented times and protect their value,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “Tammy is an outstanding litigator with extensive experience handling critical investigations and disputes. Her arrival adds further depth to our leading Entertainment and Media Litigation practice as it grows to serve the increasing needs of our clients across this dynamic industry.”

“Paul Hastings’ impressive growth story and strong performance—both in serving the entertainment industry and more broadly across the firm’s global platform—were very attractive to me,” said Ms. Godley. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with my new colleagues and continue to expand both my own practice and our leading role in the entertainment industry.”

Ms. Godley is a highly regarded litigator who handles a wide range of investigations and commercial disputes for entertainment, media, and technology clients. While she has a full-service litigation practice, she specializes in entertainment litigation and has deep relationships with clients in the industry and substantial knowledge of the issues they face. Over the course of her career, Ms. Godley has also gained a reputation for handling sensitive investigations. Her expertise in this area has been increasingly sought by clients in recent years. She has been recognized as a Hollywood Power Lawyer by The Hollywood Reporter and ranked in Chambers USA, as well as being featured in Variety’s Legal Impact Report and named among the Most Influential Intellectual Property Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Paul Hastings’ Entertainment and Media practice is recognized by Chambers and Partners and is routinely named among the most influential by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. The firm established its U.S.-based Entertainment and Media practice in 2018, and the following year launched a Europe-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 U.S.-based clients, on cross-border entertainment and media transactions in these regions. In 2020, Paul Hastings launched its Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, further expanding the range of counsel and services the firm provides to clients across the industry. Today the firm’s global interdisciplinary team is at the forefront of the market, working closely with clients to develop innovative solutions for financing, corporate, capital, distribution and cross-border transactional matters, as well as strategic solutions for dispute resolution. Paul Hastings also provides broad talent representation in film, television and digital media.

The arrival of Ms. Godley continues Paul Hastings’ strong growth across its global platform. Over the past year, the firm has welcomed more than 20 lateral partners, including Entertainment and Media Litigation partners Steven Marenberg and James Bo Pearl in Century City; Investigations and White Collar Defense partners Nathan Sheers and Peter Lindsay in Washington, D.C., Shaun Wu in Hong Kong, and Haiyan Tang in Shanghai; Employment Law partner Jeffrey Webb in Los Angeles; Privacy and Cybersecurity partner Aaron Charfoos in Chicago; Antitrust and Competition partner Camille Paulhac in Paris; Finance and Restructuring partners Peter Hayes and Mei Lian in London, Guilhem Bremond in Paris, Justin Rawlins in Los Angeles, Philip Ratner in New York, and James Grogan in Houston; Securities and Capital Markets partners Katja Kaulamo in Frankfurt and Christopher Austin in New York; Energy Finance partner Derwin Jenkinson in London; Energy, Environmental and Infrastructure partners Chris Carr and Navi Dhillon in San Francisco; and Private Equity/M&A partner Arthur de Baudry d’Asson in Paris.

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.

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