Rising Star: Reed Smith's Tom Ara

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT) -- Reed Smith LLP’s Tom Ara has represented several Chinese investors financing Hollywood films and worked on Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s $2.3 billion purchase of a media company, nabbing him a spot among Law360's rising media and entertainment stars under 40.

In just over a decade, Ara has managed to establish a robust practice specializing in representing foreign financing partners — particularly in China, India and the Middle East — as they invest in U.S. film and television slates. With domestic capital in short supply, studios are...
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