Hogan Lovells sign outside the Columbia Square building where their D.C. offices are located. January 19, 2012. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.
Hogan Lovells sign outside the Columbia Square building where their D.C. offices are located. January 19, 2012. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. ()

Stacey Rosenberg, a finance partner at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles for the past decade, is poised to join Hogan Lovells in the City of Angels.

Rosenberg specializes in debt finance transactions, representing both borrowers and lenders. In the past few years her practice has focused on cross-border entertainment deals, and she’s served as counsel for a major producer and financier of films in Hollywood and China. Hogan Lovells’ desire to expand its entertainment finance offerings appealed to Rosenberg.

“I liked the opportunity to really be able to get in on something that’s growing,” she said. Rosenberg added that she’s bringing four clients with her from Latham.

Hogan Lovells took notice of Rosenberg after the firm worked on several deals in which she represented the other side of the negotiating table, said Barry Dastin, managing partner of Hogan Lovells’ Los Angeles office.

With Rosenberg (pictured right) on board, Hogan Lovells hopes to be involved in more film deals on the lender side. Rosenberg will also be able to help the firm reach more clients on the West Coast, said a statement by Richard Schaberg, the Washington, D.C.-based head of Hogan Lovells’ U.S. financial institutions practice.

Dastin, who joined Hogan Lovells in late 2013 as part of a team of lawyers fleeing Kaye Scholer, noted that his current firm is keen on expanding its presence in the film finance space. (Three years ago Stephen Kay, the former head of Hogan Lovells’ Los Angeles office and co-leader of the firm’s technology, media and telecommunications group, left to become general counsel of digital media platform Roku Inc.)

“Increasing our finance profile has been a very high priority for us for a number of years,” Dastin said. “To find someone with Stacey’s pedigree and talent is extremely exciting.”

Prior to joining Latham, where she made partner in 2007, Rosenberg was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from 1998 to 2004.

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