News Release

Highly Regarded and Talented M&A and Corporate Lawyer Katy Spillers Joins Locke Lord as Equity Partner in Firm’s Los Angeles Office

January 9, 2024

(LOS ANGELES) January 9, 2024 Katy Spillers has joined Locke Lord’s Corporate and Transactional Practice Group as an equity Partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. Spillers is a dynamic adviser and strategist, who brings to Locke Lord nearly two decades of experience in high-value transactions and related corporate advice. She has led transactions for marquee clients across the entertainment, technology/new media and branded consumer goods sectors. She was most recently a partner at Greenberg Glusker.

Spillers also counsels CEOs and founders of emerging growth and middle-market companies on a wide range of corporate and transactional issues, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, financings, joint ventures, branding and licensing and related issues. Her deal experience encompasses multiple industries, with a particular focus on branded consumer products, technology, new media and entertainment.

“Katy is a game-changing addition to our Los Angeles office as well as to our Firm,” said Locke Lord Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Nina Huerta. “She has a significant transactional practice with an extensive network in the entertainment and media sectors, which will be integral to expanding the Firm’s offerings in these areas while building out our West Coast presence. She is also a proven leader, mentor and team builder, who will be an important part of our ongoing strategic efforts to position Locke Lord as a premier firm servicing the middle market. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome her to Locke Lord.”

“Katy has a stellar reputation as not only a leading M&A and corporate lawyer but as a highly valued business adviser and counselor. Katy is a team-oriented, proven leader, and we are very excited for the myriad opportunities to collaborate and provide excellent service to our clients,” said Mike Wilson, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Corporate and Transactional Department and a Partner in the Firm’s Chicago office. “Her sector experience, deal sheet and broad network will add dynamic new strengths to the Firm’s corporate practice.”

“I’ve worked with Katy for over 10 years. She is a dynamic trusted partner and has created incredible value and results for our business,” added Barstool Sports CEO Erika Ayers Badan.

An avid supporter of women entrepreneurs and female leaders in business, Spillers is a founding member and sponsor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and serves on its Advisory Board. She is an active member of the Women’s Leadership Council and was included in its first class of associate members. She is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and was a former member of the Board of Directors of Women of ACG.

“I am impressed by Locke Lord’s full-service platform and strong position as an adviser to middle-market companies, investors and management. I believe my clients will appreciate and benefit from the Firm’s resources and strengths in intellectual property, including digital media, entertainment, partnerships and joint ventures, licensing, employment, securities and governance,” said Spillers. “It was also important to me to join a firm whose collaborative culture would allow me to continue focusing on mentorship and overall firm growth, and I am so pleased to have found a team at Locke Lord that shares my values and aspirations on these essential cultural issues.”

Locke Lord’s transactional lawyers have represented U.S. and multinational publicly traded entities and private concerns in nearly every industry for over a century. The Firm’s knowledge and experience provides guidance well beyond the mechanics of the law, allowing for it to counsel clients on broader business implications and strategies. Locke Lord’s reputation for responsiveness and business judgment is unsurpassed. The Firm builds strong relationships to support its clients’ general counsel and frequently serves as leading outside general counsel for middle-market clients and emerging companies.

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About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 135 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.