David M. Hernand is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Paul Hastings based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Mr. Hernand is a leading lawyer in M&A and investments involving companies in media, entertainment and technology. His practice includes advising companies, board of directors, special committees, investment banks, private equity and venture capital firms, and high net-worth individuals and families in public and private merger and acquisition transactions (including cross-border and distressed M&A transactions), corporate control contests, strategic partnering arrangements, public and private capital raising transactions, and general company representation matters.
Much of Mr. Hernand’s practice involves working with companies at the intersection of entertainment/media and technology. His past and current entertainment/media sector clients include China Media Capital, Club Penguin, Collective Digital Studios, DigiTour Media, DIRECTV, DreamWorks Animation, FAWN, FilmTrack, Idealab, Machinima, One Equity Partners, Paradigm, Playdom, Relativity Media, Roundup Media, Saban Capital, Screambox, Shamrock Capital, SK Telecom, Sony Entertainment, Snapchat, Style Haul, The Raine Group, United Talent Agency, Universal Music Group, Wiredrive, and William Morris.
In the technology sector more broadly, Mr. Hernand has been involved in many of the most significant technology company M&A and investment transactions in Southern California in recent years, including transactions involving AutoAnything, Business.com, Collective Digital Studio, DemandMedia, HauteLook, Homestore, IGE, Intermix (MySpace), LegalZoom, LowerMyBills, Oversee, PriceGrabber, Playdom, ProvideCommerce, ReachLocal, Rent.com, SeeBeyond, Swagbucks, TeleSign, The Honest Company, and The Rubicon Project.