M Kenneth Suddleson has joined Wildman Harrold to head its new Los Angeles Office, effective July 18.

Suddleson will focus on building a leading media and entertainment practice for the firm. The 30-year entertainment law veteran arrives from Foley & Lardner, where he served as chair of the media and entertainment practice. His employment history includes a four-year stint in the office of the chairman of Paramount Pictures.

'Ken is known as a powerhouse lawyer and recognised as an executive level business counsellor who understands the current convergence of legal issues between the traditional media and entertainment fields, as well as private equity, new media, privacy and technology,' Wildman Harrold's managing partner Robert Shuftan said.