Matthew Syrkin is a partner in Hughes Hubbard’s corporate, new media, entertainment and technology, and data privacy and cybersecurity practices.
He provides strategic counsel and commercial/corporate transactional support for media, technology, consulting and financial services, consumer brands, outsourcing, software, electronics, pharmaceutical and other commercial entities in connection with a wide range of business, legal and policy issues arising out of the convergence of technology, intellectual property, new media, e-commerce, information technology and consumer, industrial and enterprise products and services.
Matthew frequently counsels industry-leading businesses on structuring and negotiating complex and cutting-edge commercial transactions, including matters for AMC Networks, Ernst & Young, The Madison Square Garden Company, KPMG, Paramount Pictures, CBS, ASCAP, Viacom, Grab Taxi, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mattel, MTV Networks, News Corporation, EPIX, Davivienda, Sundance Channel, Sony Music Entertainment, VEVO and John Varvatos Enterprises.
Before joining Hughes Hubbard, Matthew worked at Fox Cable Networks, TiVo and Major League Baseball. While at Hughes Hubbard, he was seconded to Viacom/MTV Networks to negotiate strategic partnerships in the interactive entertainment, virtual reality and gaming space with Microsoft, Sony Electronics, Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Matthew is a frequent speaker, lecturer and author on the business and legal aspects of disruptive technologies, new media platforms and complex commercial transactions and has been a member of the planning committee for the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. since 2007.