About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Last Updated: April 3, 2017
Mark Easton, the regional head of transactions for Southern California at O'Melveny & Meyers LLP, advises public and private corporations, private equity funds, boards of directors and financial advisors in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and other transactions, as well as corporate governance and securities law matters. Easton has been involved in more than 300 M&A transactions, ranging from multi-billion dollar mergers of public companies to sales of closely held family businesses. He has experience in a broad range of industries, including entertainment, sports and media, technology and telecommunications, REITs and real estate, health care and life sciences, aerospace and defense, construction and engineering, energy and infrastructure, and the Internet. Easton has been named one of the Top 100 Leading Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals and one of the leading M&A lawyers in California by Chambers USA.
Easton began his career at O’Melveny where he spent 17-plus years before Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. tapped him to become deputy general counsel. As the principal transactions lawyer for Warner’s 150-attorney global legal department, Easton completed a wide variety of transactions, including acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, licensing agreements, and financings in the television, videogame, and digital media sectors. In 2012, Easton rejoined O’Melveny and his clients benefit from the in-house perspective and breadth of experience Easton gained working at one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Jonathan Barnett wrote an op-ed piece, based on his forthcoming paper to be published in the University of Chicago Business Law Review, about antitrust regulations and the effects it has on merger review processes. "This inquiry raises serious concerns that legislators and regulators have embarked on a course of action that has an insufficient factual foundation in the digital markets on which competition policymakers have focused," Barnett wrote.
"Killer Acquisitions Reexamined: Economic Hyperbole in the Age of Populist Antitrust," University of Chicago Business Law Review.
Robin Craig's article, "The Regulatory Shifting Baseline Syndrome: Vaccines, Generational Amnesia, and the Shifting Perception of Risk in Public Law Regimes," 21 Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics 1-60 (July 2022), was featured in The Regulatory Review on August 31, 2023.
"The Paradox of Taxing the Rich," Florida Tax Review (Forthcoming, Fall 2023).