James E Curry has joined the Century City office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP as partner in the law firm's entertainment and media group.

Curry most recently practised as a founding partner with White O'Connor Curry in Century City.

Curry is an experienced trial attorney who specialises in business lawsuits on behalf of entertainment clients, primarily studios and networks.

Clients have included Disney, Fox, Warner Brothers, Universal and MGM.