Kevin Masuda > Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA 90071-3197
United States
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Media, Entertainment and Technology.


Kevin is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice group and the Co-Chair of the firm’s Media, Entertainment and Technology industry group. He regularly represents content companies including motion picture studios and music companies, technology companies, gaming companies, private equity funds, sports and talent agencies, and other clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions.


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State Bar of California.


Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1992 from Harvard Law School. Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in 1988 from the University of California at Berkeley.

Lawyer Rankings

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.