Segun Aluko is an associate in the entertainment and digital media practice group of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, where his practice focuses on transactional entertainment matters, including rights acquisitions, development, first look and overall deals, production, talent deals and guild-related matters, and financing, licensing, and distribution for motion pictures as well as scripted and unscripted television productions. He advises studios, production companies, independent producers, and digital content creators in all aspects related to the creation and exploitation of motion pictures, documentaries, television series, and animated projects. Mr. Aluko also works with entertainment clients on corporate matters related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital, private equity, and corporate finance.
Previously, Mr. Aluko was a business affairs executive at William Morris Endeavor, collaborating with and counseling literary and talent agents on film, television, podcasts, and digital media deals. He started his legal career as an associate at Aluko & Oyebode, representing clients on corporate matters related to mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and general commercial transactions.
Mr. Aluko received his LL.B. from Obafemi Awolowo University and his LL.M., with Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Certificate, from the USC Gould School of Law. He also received his M.B.A., with specializations in finance and entrepreneurship, from the UCLA Anderson School of Management