Jesse Creed is a corporate associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Creed’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including buy-side and sell-side representations in auctions of private companies, fundamental transactions involving public and private companies and nonprofits, and other forms of business transactions and investments.
Mr. Creed has counseled business organizations, including private equity funds and nonprofits, on corporate governance and structure. He has also advised digital media businesses on intellectual property compliance issues and product architecture.
- Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in the company’s exchange of shares in Phillips 66 for ownership of Phillips Specialty Products, Inc.
- Beats Music LLC, a music subscription service, in the company’s sale to Apple
- BlackLine Systems, an enterprise financial software company, in the sale of a majority interest to Silver Lake Sumeru
- Motion Picture and Television Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to providing services to members of the entertainment industry, in the sale of its healthcare business to UCLA Health
- Museum of Contemporary Art on real property matters related to its downtown Los Angeles location
- One Earth Message Foundation, a nonprofit established to transmit a message intended for extraterrestrial life to NASA’s New Horizons space craft, on formation, organization, and commercial legal matters
Mr. Creed is passionate about the arts, culture and animal rights and strives to maintain a robust pro bono practice through the representation of nonprofits involved in the arts and media, education, science and animal rights. He is a member of the advisory board of the medieval studies department at Princeton University and is a member of the advisory board of Karma Rescue, a nonprofit animal rescue organization.
Mr. Creed earned his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York City, where he was recognized as a James Kent Scholar for outstanding academic achievement in all three years and served on the Columbia Law Review. Mr. Creed served as a law clerk to Judge Diana Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 2010 to 2011 and Judge William Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2011 to 2012.