Richard Petretti Joins Sidley Austin in Los Angeles
Summary: The Media and Entertainment Group of Sidley Austin’s Los Angeles office experienced more growth with the addition of Richard S. Petretti.
Sidley Austin LLP is experiencing growth in their Los Angeles office. Richard S. Petretti is joining the Media and Entertainment Group as partner to work out of the Century City office.
Petretti is a greatly experienced finance lawyer, focusing his work on transactions in the media and entertainment industry as well as leveraged financings. Skip Stern, the leader of Sidley’s film finance practice and co-leader of the their Global Finance practice, expressed their excitement in having Petretti join the firm, “Richard has earned his reputation as a top-tier finance lawyer in the entertainment community as well as in other traditional financing markets. His strong skill-set and extensive experience handling a variety of financing transactions will complement the high-level and wide range of services we provide our financial institution, hedge fund, private equity and corporate clients, particularly those involved in transactions in the media and entertainment industry. We are very excited to have such a high-quality experienced practitioner join the team in L.A.”
Co-managing partner of the Los Angeles offices of Sidley, Dan Clivner, added about Petretti’s arrival, “Richard is the latest addition to our fast growing team in both the media and entertainment space and Century City office, as his arrival closely follows that of new partners Chad Hummel, Vijay Sekhon, Matt Thompson, and Jack Yeh. We are delighted to have Richard on board.”