Dan Clivner is co-leader of Sidley Austin’s Private Equity practice, co-managing partner of the Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Dan handles high-profile transactional matters in the media and entertainment, telecom, technology, financial services and retail industries. He has extensive experience advising both domestic and international private equity and corporate clients on a variety of matters. He also advises boards, management, special committees and investment banking firms on domestic and international corporate transactions. Dan advised Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (Panasonic) in connection with its acquisition and sale of Universal Studios, and on a number of significant cross-border M&A transactions, including Seagram’s purchase of PolyGram N.V. and merger with Vivendi SA. He lived in Japan for 2½ years.