John T. Gaffney > Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10166-0193
United States
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Work Department

Power and Renewables, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation, and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance.


John has extensive experience representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and capital markets transactions.  He also advises boards of directors and special committees in corporate governance matters.  John has considerable transactional experience advising domestic and international clients across numerous industries, including significant depth in the media, telecom, renewable energy and shipping industries.


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United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional

Split between Los Angeles and New York, the team at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP handles matters for the traditional entertainment industry like Bollywood studio Eros International Plc and represents investors funding cutting-edge technologies such as Point72 in its investment in RECUR, which operates in the NFT space. Practice co-head Kevin Masuda is based in Los Angeles and advises both content production companies in film, music, gaming, and sports as well as their financiers such as Square, Inc. which he recently represented in its acquisition of TIDAL. Fellow Los Angeles co-head Benyamin Ross counsels both private equity and venture capital firms as well as tech companies like Screenshop in its acquisition by Snapchat. On the east coast, New York side of the practice John T. Gaffney advises on M&A, divestitures, joint ventures, and capital market transactions. Richard Birns broadens the scope of the practice with his additional expertise in corporate governance and takeovers and recently represented YGE Legends Holdings LLC in the sale of Legends Hospitality to global investment firm Sixth Street Partners. Stefan dePozsgay is a highly active member of the New York team, who represents clients in corporate matters both domestically and cross-border.