Leading US digital media expert joins Fieldfisher
Senior US expert joins Fieldfisher's leading media practice
European law firm Fieldfisher has hired former Loeb & Loeb partner Tom Guida, a senior US entertainment lawyer well-known for his expertise in digital content and media.
Tom has eighteen years' experience in digital and traditional media, entertainment and marketing, acting for US- and UK-based clients of all sizes from start-up to multinationals. Tom was most recently managing director of Mission Rights, the media rights offering from Mission Media. Prior to this he was a partner at Loeb & Loeb in New York, before joining Levine Plotkin & Menin, the noted entertainment boutique, also in New York.
Tom, who joins Fieldfisher as Of Counsel, focuses largely on cutting edge digital content transactions, as well as business and legal affairs work related to content development, finance, production and distribution for film, television and digital platforms and related ancillary rights. He is also known for structuring innovative joint ventures that take advantage of new digital platforms and business opportunities and regularly represents production companies in mergers and acquisitions and serves as outside general counsel for a number of clients.
Tom said: "Media and entertainment companies continue to find new and exciting ways to take advantage of digital innovation and Fieldfisher is uniquely poised to partner with clients and provide leading edge legal and regulatory advice across the digital media and content landscape."
Tim Johnson, who heads Fieldfisher's market leading Media practice, said: "Tom is a true expert when it comes to all things digital. His expertise, coupled with his network on both sides of the Atlantic, make him a fantastic addition to our team and we're delighted to welcome him on board."
Michael Chissick, Fieldfisher managing partner, said: "Our media practice is well known as a leader in its field, with clients of all sizes and from right across the sector, and Tom's decision to join the firm only serves to reinforce that fact."