Aaron Campbell is special counsel in the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.
Areas of Practice
Aaron’s practice focuses on transactional entertainment matters. Aaron has represented major motion picture corporations, independent production companies, and other entertainment and media entities in domestic and international motion picture and television development, production, acquisition, and distribution. Aaron has worked on behalf of clients such as Amazon Studios, TelevisaUnvision, Peacock, The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Focus Features, Starz, Showtime and more.
Aaron led a team of Sheppard Mullin attorneys in advising Amazon Studios regarding all entertainment related matters in connection with its 2021 acquisition of MGM, Amazon’s second largest acquisition in history. The transaction closed in March of 2022 and Aaron has been working with in house counterparts on the integration of the fabled studio and its assets into Amazon Studios. Aaron represented Hemisphere Media Group in connection with its acquisition of Lionsgate’s 75% interest in the Spanish language SVOD platform Pantaya and distribution company Pantelion, Aaron subsequently worked on its sale to TelevisaUnivision.
Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Aaron worked in the Entertainment practice groups at other major law firms. Aaron most recently spent time in the finance departments of a couple of organizations, including The Walt Disney Company.
Aaron received his law degree from UCLA School of Law where he focused his studies on entertainment. Aaron did his undergraduate studies at Northwood University where he majored in accounting and was the salutatorian of his graduating class.
Prior to law school, Aaron worked for the public accounting firm of Rehmann Robson where he supervised internal and external audits for financial institution and construction contractor clients. Aaron earned his Certified Public Accounting license in Michigan.
When not advising his clients, Aaron likes to travel and can frequently be found hiking in one of the West’s many National and State Parks, visiting his grown children in Florida and Michigan or visiting craft breweries (or best yet a combination of the above).
Dealmakers Impact Report, Variety, 2021, 2022