Chris Brearton serves as a partner in Latham & Watkins' entertainment, sports and media practice as well as the deputy office managing partner of the firm's Century City office.
Recognized as a leading lawyer in both the entertainment and sports law fields, Brearton advises motion picture studios, independent producers, financial institutions, investment funds, television networks and sports organizations. He counsels clients in transactions ranging from the creation of strategic alliances and complex commercial licensing arrangements to project financing and industry-specific mergers and acquisitions.
Brearton is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the LA Sports Council, as well as LA's Promise, a nonprofit organization transforming under-served communities by preparing every child in a South Los Angeles neighborhood to graduate high school. He is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Sports Lawyers Association. Brearton was formerly a certified public accountant with KPMG in Los Angeles.
Brearton graduated from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business with a BBA in 1992, and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998.