Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has announced that attorney Ian C. Ballon has joined the firm as a partner in its entertainment and media unit. Ballon specializes in e-commerce, new media and Internet-related law, including intellectual property licensing and litigation. He was a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner. Ballon has repped clients such as EMI Recorded Music, Knight Ridder and Sun Microsystems. He will work out of the firm’s LA and Palo Alto offices.