David M. Hernand is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Paul Hastings, based in the firm’s
Los Angeles office, and Vice Chair of the firm's global Corporate Department.
Mr. Hernand is a leading lawyer in M&A and investments across many industries, but with particular emphasis in in media,entertainment
and technology. His practice includes advising companies, board of directors, special committees, investment banks,
private equity and venture capital firms, and high net-worth individuals and families in public and private merger
and acquisition transactions (including cross-border and distressed M&A transactions), corporate control contests,
strategic partnering arrangements, public and private capital raising transactions, and general company representation
He has been recognized as one of the top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, a leading lawyer in M&A and
venture capital by industry publications such as Chambers USA, Super Lawyers Magazine, and Legal 500, and as a “Power
Lawyer” by The Hollywood Reporter, and one of the best lawyers in the entertainment industry by Variety.
Much of Mr. Hernand’s practice involves working with companies at the intersection of entertainment/media and technology.
His past and current entertainment/media sector clients include Adaptive Studios, China Media Capital, Club Penguin,
Collective Digital Studios, dick clark productions, DigiTour Media, DIRECTV, DreamWorks Animation, Eldridge Industries,
FilmTrack, GameMine, GF Capital, Idealab, Machinima, Playdom, Saban Capital, Screambox, Shamrock Capital, Shaquile
O'Neal, SK Telecom, Sony Entertainment, Snapchat, Style Haul, The Raine Group, United Talent Agency, Universal Music
Group, Viacom, Wiredrive, William Morris and The Young Turks.
In the technology sector more broadly, Mr. Hernand has been involved in many of the most significant technology company
M&A and investment transactions in Southern California in recent years, including transactions involving AutoAnything,
Business.com, Collective Digital Studio, DemandMedia, HauteLook, Homestore, IGE, Intermix (MySpace), LegalZoom, LowerMyBills,
Oversee, PriceGrabber, Playdom, ProvideCommerce, ReachLocal, Rent.com, SeeBeyond, Swagbucks, TeleSign, The Honest
Company, and The Rubicon Project.