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Sean Monroe

O'Melveny and Myers, LLP

Serving on the Board
since 2016

“I joined the Board of the Weingart Center in part to continue the legacy of involvement of O’Melveny with The Center since its opening in 1983.  Having moved to Los Angeles over 20 years ago, the seemingly intractable problem of homelessness has been a constant reminder to me of the need for those of us who are more fortunate, to find ways to lift up and support those who are not.  I am immensely proud of the work that the Weingart Center and its fabulous staff perform, its history and its exciting vision and plans for the future to expand its services and impact on our Community.”

Sean Monroe is a highly skilled and effective corporate transactional lawyer specializing in complex mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, private equity, and corporate finance transactions, including fund formation and investments, portfolio company acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures and restructurings, venture capital and early-stage formation and investment transactions, and executive employment and compensation arrangements. Sean has particular expertise in advising entertainment and media clients in all aspects of transactions in these industries, including such matters as motion picture financings, television business acquisitions and investments, digital and new media venture formations and other investment, disposition, and licensing matters involving these businesses.

Ancillary to his core practice, Sean has extensive experience with federal and state securities laws and regulations, state corporate laws, and general corporate matters and corporate governance, with related experience in tax, intellectual property, employee benefits, ERISA, environmental, and bankruptcy practice areas.

Sean’s entertainment and media clients include motion picture and television studios, entertainment finance companies, high-net-worth investors, producers, and executives in the entertainment, media, and sports industries. In addition, Sean frequently represents producers, financiers, and distributors of digital content, private equity and hedge funds, early-stage and venture-backed companies and startups. Sean’s non- entertainment clients include global financial services providers, real estate development and acquisition companies, family offices and investment advisors providing third-party fairness and solvency opinions.

Sean holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown and a J.D. from Berkeley Law School, where he was an Articles Editor on the California Law Review.

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