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Ari Lanin

Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

THE LATEST: Lanin has been involved in several recent blockbuster deals in the media and entertainment space, including Chernin Group’s sale of Otter Media Holdings to AT&T Inc. in a transaction reportedly worth approximately $1 billion. Lanin has also done work for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new short form video enterprise WndrCo Holdings, which raised $1 billion last year.

BACKGROUND: Lanin co-chairs the firm’s private equity practice group. His work includes advising companies, private equity firms and investment banks in public and private merger transactions, sales of stock and assets and joint ventures and strategic partnerships.

WORTH NOTING: Lanin is a member of multiple practice groups within his firm including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and securities regulation and corporate governance.

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