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Adam Sullins Joins O’Melveny’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Former Upper Deck Executive Brings Vast Experience in IP and Licensing

Century City, CA -- O’Melveny & Myers LLP announced that Adam J. Sullins, an experienced sports and entertainment lawyer, has joined the Firm’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice as counsel. He will reside in the Century City office, where he previously worked for five years.

Sullins returns to O’Melveny after over four years at The Upper Deck Company, LLC, a leading sports and entertainment trading card, collectibles, and memorabilia company, where he most recently served as the Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs and General Counsel.

Among his executive duties at Upper Deck, Sullins was responsible for the business and legal affairs of the company, including general corporate matters, licensing, acquisitions, dispute resolution, and security. He also led the company’s dealings with professional sports leagues, players’ associations, prominent individual athlete spokespersons from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, and LPGA, companies such as Nike and Electronic Arts, and various sports and talent agencies.

"I am delighted to welcome Adam back to O’Melveny & Myers," said Joseph Calabrese, Chair of the Firm’s Southern California Transactions Practice and the Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice Group. "His vast experience in sports industry matters expands our ability to advise our Sports Practice clients on intellectual property, sponsorship licensing, and rights issues as part of the complex transactions involving talent services, broadcast and media rights, M&A, and financings we help them to complete. Furthermore, his skills in mergers and acquisitions and other strategic corporate and financing transactions for entertainment and broadcasting clients, developed during his previous five-year tenure at O’Melveny, augments the strength of our award-winning Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice."

About Adam J. Sullins

Adam received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1996, where he played varsity men’s soccer for four years and served as the team’s captain his senior year. Adam earned a J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles Law School in 1999. He joined O’Melveny that same year, and worked as an associate until moving to Upper Deck in 2004.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP

With approximately 1,000 lawyers in 14 offices worldwide, O’Melveny & Myers LLP helps industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. We are a values-driven law firm, guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our dedication to improving access to justice through pro bono work and championing initiatives that increase the diversity of the legal profession. For more information, please visit

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