Shaun Clark is a partner in the firm's internationally acclaimed Transactional Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group, which was recently ranked in the top tier by both Chambers USA and the Legal 500 U.S. He resides in the firm's Century City office.
Shaun represents major brands, independent producers, advertising agencies, studios and other entertainment and advertising-related entities in the acquisition of intellectual property rights and the development, finance, production, distribution, and exploitation of entertainment and branded content and related live events, merchandising, social media, and online and field marketing promotional campaigns. Shaun is very interested in virtual reality content, and he is working with some of the top companies in this emerging space.
Shaun also counsels brands and individuals on brand development and the negotiation of sponsorship, product placement, licensing and celebrity endorsement agreements.
Shaun has represented numerous institutional clients in their capacity as lenders, guarantors, and borrowers, in the negotiation and documentation of complex financing deals and intercreditor relationships, in negotiations with assignees for the benefit of creditors and trustees, and in foreclosure proceedings.
He also has drafted and negotiated numerous shopping, co-development and co-production agreements for series television and motion pictures, and collection account and custodial agreements in connection with the administration of proceeds from multiple sources.
Shaun also represents investors, sellers and purchasers of entertainment and media companies, brands, assets, and entertainment properties.
Shaun represents or has represented such companies as Ogilvy & Mather, Snapchat, Playboy Enterprises, Bethenny Frankel, Skinnygirl Margaritas, Oculus, Vice Media, Turner Entertainment Networks, Hard Rock Casinos, CISCO, Focus Features, WPT Enterprises (World Poker Tour), Commerzleasing, Bunim-Murray Productions, Lyric Culture, Inform Ventures, Rainforest Films, Bridget Marquardt, Kolberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Kendra Wilkinson, Chrysler, Longneedle Entertainment, Alta Loma Entertainment, Apollo Group, Backyard/Seed, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Exxon Mobil, Permira, XPLR Productions, Morgan Stanley, Furlined, Paramount International Television, Mighty Oak Entertainment, Vince Neil, Gymboree, dick clark productions, United Artists, Activision, The Walt Disney Company, Hugh M. Hefner, The Tetris Company, JWT, Association of Independent Commercial Producers, Children of the Night (non-profit), and Yahoo!.
Marketing and Advertising, Legal 500, 2012-2014 Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2012-2015
Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2013-2015 “World’s Leading Sports and Entertainment Lawyer” – Listed in The International Who’s Who of Sports & Entertainment Lawyers, 2013, 2014. “Power Lawyer” – Named as a “power lawyer” by the publishers of The Hollywood Reporter for 2011. “Rising Star” – Named as a “rising star” by the publishers of Super Lawyers for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.