Sun May 03, 2009 @ 09:04PM PST
Three entertainment law firms have been beefing up their staffs:
- Kirkland & Ellis has announced that Dale Cendali has joined the firm as a partner in New York. Cendali (pictured) is a well-respected IP litigator who has represented J.K. Rowling, Fox and Victoria's Secret. Formerly with O'Melveny & Myers, she's currently repping the Associated Press in that fair use case against Shepard Fairey over the Obama poster. Kirkland also added Claudia Ray and Diana Torres as partners.
- John Mason has joined LA's Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard & Shapiro as a partner. Mason, a long-time fixture in the music biz, was named "Entertainment Lawyer of the Year" by Billboard and in 2000 was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, where he continues to serve as a member.
- LA litigator John Gatti has moved from Greenberg Traurig to Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, where he will head the firm's entertainment practice. Gatti recently repped Alan Ladd, Jr. in his well-publicized profits case against Warner Bros.