Carissa Coze is chair of Jenner & Block's Sports and Gaming Practice and a co-chair of the firm's Corporate Practice. She is an experienced dealmaker who focuses on M&A, joint ventures and strategic partnerships in the sports, gaming, esports, mediatech and entertainment industries. Ms. Coze provides sophisticated and strategic advice on complex, game-changing transactions that help content providers, technology companies and brand holders establish new ways to develop and exploit their intellectual property and engage in new business in a rapidly evolving content, media and entertainment ecosystem.
Ms. Coze also counsels public companies and their boards of directors on M&A transactions, fiduciary duties, insider trading compliance, corporate governance and securities matters.
She has earned recognition for her work. Variety featured Ms. Coze in its “Dealmakers Impact Report,” The National Law Journal recognized her as a Trailblazer for Sports and Entertainment, and The Recorder named her a “Woman Leader in Tech Law.” The Daily Journal also recognized Carissa with its “Top 100 Lawyers in California” and “Attorney of the Year” awards. Chambers USA and Legal 500 have also recognized Ms. Coze for M&A and for media, technology and telecommunications transactions.
Ms. Coze serves on Jenner & Block’s Management Committee, which is one of the firm’s two governing bodies, and is actively involved in the Los Angeles office’s Women’s Forum. She serves as a board member for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and is chair of its Resource Development Committee and its Access to Justice Dinner Committee.