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Los Angeles, CA (October 1, 2018) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas Baxter, a seasoned entertainment and media corporate attorney, has joined the firm's Corporate Practice as counsel in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Baxter primarily advises media, entertainment, and technology companies, as well as private equity firms in the entertainment and media space.

Mr. Baxter has in-depth experience in matters pertaining to the distribution, production, and finance for major films, TV studios, and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). He advises clients on entertainment-related joint ventures, licensing agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented and advised a variety of high-net-worth individuals and companies over the years on corporate issues and business transactions.

Mitchell Evall, partner-in-charge of the firm's Los Angeles office, said, "We continue to strengthen key practice areas in our Los Angeles office, where we see great opportunity for future growth. Some of these areas include Corporate, which Thomas will be a great addition to, Intellectual Property Litigation, where we brought on Sarah Brooks earlier this year, and Commercial Litigation, with the addition of Belinda Vega in late 2017."

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Baxter said, "Venable has built a well-known and growing entertainment and media group with trusted advisors who resolve disputes; negotiate complex agreements; and develop estate, tax, and business planning strategies for clients. I look forward to being a part of the team."

Mr. Baxter received his J.D. from Loyola Marymount University School of Law in 2009, his M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in 2009, and his B.S. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Florida State University in 2003.

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