January 24, 2022

New York, NY (January 24, 2022) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced the addition of Sid Fohrman, who has joined as a partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. A prominent transactional attorney in the music and entertainment industry, Sid joins Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department. He was previously a partner at Sheppard Mullin, where he was Leader of the firm’s Music Industry Team and Esports & Games Industry Team.

“Sid is among an elite group of leading deal lawyers for music and entertainment transactions, and we are thrilled he is joining our growing team at Willkie,” said Los Angeles-based partner Alan Epstein, who co-led the launch of the Los Angeles office. “Our LA team has expanded to approximately 50 lawyers since September, across core practice areas including corporate and M&A, asset management, private wealth, estates and trusts, litigation, and tax. We look forward to accelerating our growth across these areas on the West Coast this year.”

A nationally-recognized top music lawyer and thought leader at the convergence of technology and entertainment, Sid has a diverse client base that includes public and private companies and entrepreneurs across the entertainment industry, including, music, social and interactive media, connected fitness, sports, technology and location based entertainment. He represents some of the world’s largest music, technology and media companies on complex entertainment, corporate and commercial transactions, including, social media platforms, digital service providers, podcasting companies, music labels and publishers, and metaverse (including, AR/VR) companies.

Sid also advises on new media business models and joint ventures, and handles content and licensing deals related to technology and new media exploitation; major endorsement and sponsorship deals; publishing, licensing and other copyright and trademark transactions; and production, labor, trade and venue matters for live events.

Sid commented: “Willkie’s best-in-class corporate and technology practices, deep bench of top talent and fast-growing West Coast presence provide a unique opportunity to expand my practice and build something truly special. I look forward to working with the exceptional attorneys at Willkie to further enhance our capabilities and value to our clients.”

Sid’s arrival follows the addition of asset management partner David Hong, who joined Willkie’s Los Angeles office earlier this month. In September 2021, Willkie launched its Los Angeles office, which now includes approximately 50 attorneys in the areas of corporate and M&A transactions, private wealth, estates and trusts, asset management, litigation, and tax.


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 1,000 attorneys with offices in Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Washington. The Firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue. Tel: 212.728.8000.