He is currently Counsel, Entertainment, Media & Technology, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, Director of Manatt Digital, the firm’s management consulting group, and an investor and advisor to the Manatt Venture Fund. He is also Chairman and Founder (previously CEO & Publisher) of Digital Media Wire, Inc., a marketing and strategy consulting firm representing an A-List clientele of entertainment, media and technology brands, government groups and trade associations and owner and operator of media properties and events.
He was previously Global Artist Manager and General Counsel to multi-platinum, Korean-American hip-hop artist Jay Park (now signed to Roc Nation) and has held leadership positions in several media company ventures and with a boutique digital media-focused investment banking practice, which he co-founded.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Ned Sherman is more than the average pundit: He is an attorney and has an inside grasp of what is happening.” Sherman holds an A.B. with honors from Brown University, a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and is a cohort member of the Executive Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at HEC Paris.
Sunny is a regular industry speaker and thought leader on tech in entertainment. He has been featured on Bloomberg Television, Variety, VentureBeat, Forbes, TechCrunch, ReCode, Fortune, and others. In 2017 he was named a“rising star in venture capital” by the Wall Street Journal and one of the Top Voices in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship by LinkedIn. He is ex Warner Bros corporate strategy and cofounded one of the App Store’s first location based, social dating apps. He was also an investment banker with Rothschild in London and an early employee at a venture backed spin off of New Line Cinema.