Stuart L. Downey
Associate, Entertainment and Media
Century CityPhone: 1(310) 620-5701
Stuart Downey is an associate in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Century City office. He advises public and private companies, board of directors, special committees, private equity and venture capital firms, entertainers and celebrities in a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, minority investments, public and private capital raising transactions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and cross-border transactions. His practice additionally focuses on entertainment content licensing, talent deals and general corporate counseling.
Mr. Downey received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and earned certificates in Business and Entertainment Law. Mr. Downey holds an M.A., with distinction, in Cultural and Creative Industries from King's College London.
His dissertation evaluated Video on Demand distribution platforms and their financial effects on independent film distributors. Mr. Downey graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma, receiving a B.A. in political science. Mr. Downey is admitted to practice in the state of California.
- Paramount Global and Warner Bros. Discovery to Sell Majority Stake in The CW Network - August 15th, 2022
- Fox Entertainment Acquires MarVista Entertainment - December 15th, 2021
- Paul Hastings Honored with TMT Deal of the Year at ALB Korea Law Awards 2021 - December 3rd, 2021
- QAD to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2 Billion - June 28th, 2021
- HYBE Acquires Ithaca Holdings in $1 Billion Deal to Lead Global Music Industry Innovation - April 2nd, 2021
- Walmart to Sell Vudu Streaming Service to NBCUniversal’s Fandango - April 22nd, 2020
- CJ ENM’s Strategic Investment In Skydance Media - February 13th, 2020
- Saban Properties to Sell Power Rangers and Other Entertainment Assets to Hasbro, Inc. - May 1st, 2018
- Total Produce to Acquire Substantial Stake in Dole Food Company - February 1st, 2018
- Morgan Stanley Serves as Financial Advisor to Regal Entertainment on $3.6 Billion Sale to Cineworld - December 5th, 2017
- Vance Street Capital Completes Manufacturing Acquisition - October 6th, 2017
- Paddy Power Betfair Acquires Daily Fantasy Sports Operator DRAFT - May 11th, 2017