Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has added James Curry as a partner in the firm's entertainment and media group based in Century City, Calif. He was most recently with White O'Connor Curry, a firm he co-founded.

Curry focuses on complex business litigtaion for entertainment clients, primarily motion picture studios and television networks. His clients have included CBS, Disney, Paramount Viacom, Showtime, Fox, ABC, Warner Bros. and Universal Studios.