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Mark Easton

Mark Easton

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

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.

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